The Government of Yukon is committed to procurement that:
- focuses on efficiency, economy and effectiveness to obtain maximum benefits with the resources available for public procurement;
- builds a stronger economic future for Yukoners;
- increases the ability of local businesses and First Nations to secure government contracts through changes in how government procures goods and services;
- creates a framework to ensure accountability for sound decision making that is embedded in clear roles and responsibilities across government;
- enables greater consistency across government;
- enables us to be more transparent about monitoring procurement activities and vendor performance;
- minimizes risks to the government from inappropriate procurement practices and decisions;
- is efficient, cost effective, timely and consistent with trade agreement requirements when acquiring goods, services and construction; and
- takes into account fiscal responsibility and accountability and ensures decisions are appropriately justified and documented.
Acts and regulations
Procurement and contracting rules are based in:
Significant revisions have been made to modernize the Government of Yukon's procurement policy. The current procurement policy took effect April 1, 2019. Changes include:
- increased public tendering thresholds;
- adjusted timelines for tender forecasts;
- a new definition of a Yukon business; and
- new exceptions that respond to trade agreements.
Read the Procurement Policy.
Trade agreements aim to reduce barriers to trade to increase:
- economic growth; and
The Government of Yukon is subject to procurement obligations under the:
- Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
- Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
- World Trade Organization-Government Procurement Agreement (WTO-GPA)
- Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
The Canadian Free Trade Agreement requires that contracts be publicly advertised and procured over certain thresholds (next update January 1, 2022):
- if valued over $26,400 for goods; or
- if valued over $105,700 for services and construction.
Find out more about current Canadian Free Trade Agreement thresholds.
Trade agreements exceptions
Each year, under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Yukon can use exceptions to:
- promote regional economic development; but
- these can't support monopolistic activities.