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  • NWPTA | Vendor Or Contractor
    apply to all British Columbia Alberta and Saskatchewan government entities as outlined below under a through c a The NWPTA applies to provincial government procurement It requires open and non discriminatory procurement where the anticipated costs are at or above the following thresholds 10 000 or greater for goods 75 000 or greater for services 100 000 or greater for construction b The NWPTA applies to the procurement of provincial Crown corporations government owned commercial enterprises and other entities that are owned or controlled by an NWPTA provincial government It requires open and non discriminatory procedures where the anticipated costs are at or above the following thresholds 25 000 or greater for goods 100 000 or greater for services 100 000 or greater for construction c The NWPTA applies to procurement by municipalities school boards health regions and publicly funded post secondary institutions the MASH sector as well as corporations or entities owned or controlled by one of the preceding It requires open and non discriminatory procurement where the anticipated costs are at or above the following thresholds 75 000 or greater for goods 75 000 or greater for services 200 000 or greater for construction There are certain exceptions to procurement under the NWPTA including the following Procurement of health and social services and services provided by lawyers and notaries Purchases from philanthropic institutions prison labour or persons with disabilities Purchases from a public body or non profit organization Goods required to respond to an unforeseeable situation of urgency Goods intended for resale to the public For the complete list refer to Part V Exceptions of the NWPTA How to Access Procurement Opportunities Vendors can access these procurement opportunities through the procurement websites of each Party BC Bid Alberta Purchasing Connection SaskTenders British Columbia Registration Identification Selection and Performance

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  • NWPTA | Government Or Public Entity
    g legislation regulations standards policies procedures guidelines procurements etc affecting trade investment and labour mobility Specifically the NWPTA obligates public entities to ensure No obstacles government standards and regulations cannot restrict or impair trade investment or labour mobility between or among the three provinces Non discrimination there will be no preferential treatment of a province s people investments and goods or services except for justified actual cost of service differences

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  • NWPTA | Government Or Public Entity | Government Procurement
    Vendor or Contractor Government or Public Entity MASH Sector Consumers Standards and Regulations Dispute Resolution Bid Protest Mechanism Contact Us home government or public entity government procurement GOVERNMENT OR PUBLIC ENTITY Government Procurement The procurement rules of the NWPTA apply to all British Columbia Alberta and Saskatchewan a departments ministries agencies boards councils committees and commissions where the anticipated costs are 10 000 or greater for goods 75 000 or greater for services 100 000 or greater for construction and b provincial Crown corporations government owned commercial enterprises and other entities that are owned or controlled by an NWPTA provincial government where the anticipated costs are 25 000 or greater for goods 100 000 or greater for services 100 000 or greater for construction There are certain exceptions to procurement under the NWPTA including Procurement of health and social services and services provided by lawyers and notaries Purchases from philanthropic institutions prison labour or persons with disabilities Purchases from a public body or non profit organization Goods purchased for representational or promotional purposes Goods services or construction required to respond to an unforeseeable situation of urgency Goods intended for resale to the public For the detailed list refer to Part

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  • NWPTA | Government Or Public Entity | Standards & Regulations
    Standards Regulations The NWPTA requires the Governments of British Columbia Alberta and Saskatchewan to Mutually recognize or otherwise reconcile existing standards and regulations that restrict or impair trade investment or labour mobility Not establish new standards or regulations that operate to restrict or impair trade investment or labour mobility Minimize differences in standards or regulations that achieve legitimate objectives Notify each other of standards and regulations that may affect interprovincial

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  • NWPTA | Government Or Public Entity | Business Subsidies
    of businesses or distort investment decisions However subsidies can be used to offset a subsidy offered by a government that is not party to the NWPTA Governments will still be able to provide subsidy and assistance programs that Compensate for losses suffered as a result of calamities such as forest fires or natural disasters Assist book and magazine publishers sound recording or film development production and distribution Assist recreation programs

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  • NWPTA | Government Or Public Entity | MASH Sector
    ENTITY MASH Sector Municipalities School Boards Health Regions and Publicly Funded Post Secondary Institutions The procurement rules of the NWPTA apply to the MASH sector where the anticipated costs are at or above the following thresholds 75 000 or greater for goods 75 000 or greater for services 200 000 or greater for construction There are certain exceptions to procurement under the NWPTA including Procurement of health and social services and services provided by lawyers and notaries Purchases from philanthropic institutions prison labour or persons with disabilities Purchases from a public body or non profit organization Goods required to respond to an unforeseeable situation of urgency Goods intended for resale to the public For the complete list refer to Part V Exceptions of the NWPTA As of July 1 2015 a bid protest mechanism allows suppliers in British Columbia Alberta and Saskatchewan to challenge a specific procurement conducted by a public entity in any of these jurisdictions where the supplier believes the procurement was not conducted in compliance with the procurement obligations of the New West Partnership Trade Agreement NWPTA For more detailed information click here Land Use Land use measures e g zoning decisions are excluded from the NWPTA

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  • NWPTA | Dispute Resolution
    Alberta British Columbia Saskatchewan believes one of the three provinces is not abiding by its obligations under the NWPTA the dispute resolution mechanism provides a formal means to resolve such complaints This mechanism is available for all complaints under the NWPTA except those pertaining to a specific procurement See more FAQs 2 Bid Protest Mechanism The bid protest mechanism is an administrative review process which provides suppliers in British Columbia

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  • NWPTA | NWPTA Secretariat
    Regulations Dispute Resolution Bid Protest Mechanism Contact Us home tilma secretariat NWPTA Secretariat The NWPTA Administrator To assist British Columbia Alberta and Saskatchewan in implementing the NWPTA a NWPTA Administrator has been put in place The NWPTA Administrator is responsible for administering the dispute resolution processes and procedures of the NWPTA in an objective and impartial manner Additionally the Administrator provides coordination administrative and technical support to the three governments

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