Companies looking to bid on government contracts will soon be able to access more information about other, ongoing, contracts.
The federal government says it will begin proactively disclosing more details on all contracts over $10,000 that are awarded after Oct. 1.
“Departments and agencies are to provide more detailed information about contracts for services such as professional services, engineering services, training consultants, management consultants and temporary help services, so that the public may benefit from additional context.” said Kelly James, a Treasury Board Secretariat spokesperson.
Government departments will be required to disclose these details quarterly. The first reports are to be released before the end of January.
Businesses applying for contracts won’t see any changes to that process, said Ms. James. “The changes will not have any impact on businesses that are applying for and or receive contracts with the Government of Canada.”