The Office of the Auditor General of Canada is committed to economy, transparency, and the highest ethical standards in financial administration.
On March 23, 2004, the government announced its policy on the mandatory publication of contracts over $10,000, and revised Guidelines on the Proactive Disclosure of Contracts were issued in April 2009.
This website provides information on contracts issued by or on behalf of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. Every three months, we report contracts awarded by the Office in the previous three months. Prior to 1 January 2008, in accordance with Treasury Board guidance, only the original contract value was published unless otherwise indicated. Effective 1 January 2008, the Office began publishing the total value of contracts (original value of contracts issued after 1 January 2008 plus any amended contract value).
Under the Auditor General Act, the Office has the authority to contract for professional services, and we follow our own Policy on Contracting and Procurement. Its objective is consistent with the objective of the Treasury Board Contracting Policy which is to acquire goods and services, including construction services, in a manner that enhances access, competition and fairness and results in best value to Canada. The Office’s Policy on Contracting and Procurement is also consistent with the Government Contracts Regulations. Amendments to the regulations have been proposed by the government. If those amendments are implemented, the Office will consider amendments to its Policy on Contracting and Procurement to ensure that it continues to be consistent with the regulations.
Effective 1 April 2009, contract values disclosed on this Web site include all fees, expenses and the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Before April 1, 2009, contract values disclosed on this Web site did not include the Goods and Services Tax (GST). When procuring goods and other services, the Office follows the Treasury Board Contracting Policy, which can be found at http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/dcgpubs/Contracting/contractingpol_e.asp