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This Act is current to May 30, 2018
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Procurement Services Act

[SBC 2003] CHAPTER 22

Assented to April 10, 2003

Contents
1Definitions
2Duties and powers of the minister
3Best practices
4Agreements, fees and charges
5Delegation by minister
6Regulations
7-12Spent

Definitions

1   In this Act:

"government organization" has the same meaning as in the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act;

"local public body" means

(a) a local government body,

(b) a health care body, or

(c) an educational body,

as defined in Schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and includes an organization to which a grant or advance of public money is made but does not include an organization that, under section 24 (2) (d) of the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act, is prescribed as being included in the government reporting entity;

"minister" means the minister responsible for the administration of this Act;

"participating jurisdiction" means

(a) the government of Canada or an agency of it,

(b) the government of another province or an agency of it, or

(c) a first nation or an agency of it.

Duties and powers of the minister

2   (1) The minister may do the following:

(a) acquire and assist in acquiring personal property, other than intangible personal property, for the government, government organizations, local public bodies and participating jurisdictions;

(b) acquire and assist in acquiring intangible personal property for the government and assist government organizations, local public bodies and participating jurisdictions in acquiring intangible personal property;

(c) contract on behalf of the government for services, including services respecting the construction of buildings and other works;

(d) assist government organizations, local public bodies and participating jurisdictions in contracting for services, including services respecting the construction of buildings and other works;

(e) direct the establishment, maintenance and operation of depots or warehouses in which personal property may be stored and from which it may be distributed;

(f) dispose and assist in disposing, of personal property of the government, government organizations, local public bodies, and participating jurisdictions;

(g) carry out prescribed responsibilities.

(2) The minister may carry out an activity described in subsection (1) for a person other than the government, a government organization, a local public body or a participating jurisdiction, if

(a) the person provides personal property or services to the government, a government organization, a local public body or another, and

(b) the minister considers that, as a result of carrying out the activity, the government, a government organization or a local public body saves money or a public benefit is otherwise achieved.

Best practices

3   The minister may recommend to government, government organizations and local public bodies

(a) practices,

(b) the form and content of agreements, and

(c) arrangements

that promote fair and open procurement, competition, demand aggregation, value for money, transparency and accountability.

Agreements, fees and charges

4   (1) For any of the purposes under this Act, the minister, on behalf of the government,

(a) may make agreements and arrangements with government organizations, local public bodies, participating jurisdictions and others, and

(b) may set fees or charges to be paid by government organizations, local public bodies, participating jurisdictions and others for services provided under this Act.

(2) The discretion under subsection (1) (b) includes the discretion to set fees or charges that

(a) apply generally or to specific

(i) persons, organizations, things or transactions, or

(ii) classes of persons, organizations, things or transactions, and

(b) may differ for different

(i) persons, organizations, things or transactions, or

(ii) classes of persons, organizations, things or transactions.

Delegation by minister

5   The minister

(a) may delegate a power or duty of the minister under this Act to a person employed in the government or in a government organization, and

(b) may vary or revoke a delegation under this section.

Regulations

6   The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations referred to in section 41 of the Interpretation Act.

Spent

7-12   [Consequential amendments and repeal. Spent. 2003-22-7 to 12.]