Update September 2017
Procurement, contracting and contracts continue to be a bit of a ambiguous. We have met with the DM and Minister regarding the need to have contracts move forward. We were told that in reality little will move until the Child Intervention Panel concludes and makes recommendations. We continue to advocate that parts of the system still can be procured, or negotiated.
The Procurement Advisory Table (PAT) provided its Final Report to the Ministers of Community and Social Services and Children’s Services. The report includes recommendations for the departments to consider for designing and implementing future contracting approaches.
Arrangements are underway to schedule a meeting involving ALIGN (Rhonda Barraclough) ECVO (Russ Dahms) ACDS (Andrea Hesse) and Deputy Ministers for both Ministry of Children’s Services and Community and Support Services Shannon Marchand and Darlene Bouwsema the second week of September to determine a course of action going forward considering changes that have occurred since the report was tabled in December.
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