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Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business

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Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business
PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR

2000

Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business
PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR

2000

Published under the authority of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Ottawa, 2002 www.inac-ainc.gc.ca QS-3639-000-BB-A1 Catalogue No. R1-13/2000 ISBN: 0-662-66753-0 © Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada

PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR 2000

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Contents
Introduction Overview Results of Departmental Performance Objectives Implementation Challenges Number of Contracts Awarded Significant Initiatives of 2000 Innovative Approaches and Best Practices Success Stories Conclusion 2 3 5 7 10 12 16 22 24

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INTRODUCTIOM

PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR 2000

Introduction

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athering Strength, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s (INAC) response to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, builds on the theme of using partnerships of Aboriginal entities with industry and government at all levels to open up existing and emerging market opportunities through mentoring, joint venturing and supplier development activities. The PSAB is considered an important tool in this endeavor, giving the potential to use federal contracting opportunities to provide Aboriginal suppliers with opportunities for partnerships, joint-ventures, strategic alliances, business network development and mentoring opportunities. The PSAB applies to all departments and agencies.

The PSAB’s overall objective is to increase the number of Aboriginal suppliers bidding for and winning federal contracts, thereby delivering increased economic benefits to Aboriginal businesses and their communities. Under the terms of the set-aside provisions, the federal government reserves all contracts (mandatory set-asides) greater than $5,000.00 that serve a primarily Aboriginal population (80% Aboriginal) for competition solely among Aboriginal businesses. The Strategy also encourages departments and agencies to use...

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