Procurement in YG must follow the Contracting and Procurement Regulation and Contracting and Procurement Directive.
Maintaining the integrity of the Government of Yukon procurement process is essential to protecting the public interest. The following principles apply to all YG procurements as established in the Contracting and Procurement Regulation and Contracting and Procurement Directive:
In 2010, the Government of Yukon developed the Green Procurement Policy to enhance environmental protection and support sustainable development in government operations.
More specifically, the intent is to implement this policy in a way that supports the government’s goals with respect to the Climate Change Action Plan.
The Green Procurement Policy states that Yukon government will, where practical, specify environmentally preferred products and services in all procurement actions related to goods, services and construction.
Public procurement is also governed by trade agreements to ensure that all procurements are open, fair and transparent. Trade agreements aim to reduce barriers to trade in order to increase competitiveness, economic growth and stability amongst the different jurisdictions.
Yukon government is signatory to one main domestic agreement, the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), and one international agreement, the World Trade Organization-Government Procurement Agreement (WTO-GPA).
The Agreement on Internal Trade requires that contracts valued over $25,000 for goods and $100,000 or more for services and construction be publicly advertised and procured.
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