News of a Provincial Government initiative that would see the creation of a Central Procurement system for the public sector has some members of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce concerned about the effects such a strategy would have on small and medium-sized businesses that currently supply goods and services.
Whether it be hospitals, school boards, or other bodies that might fall under such a system, questions about how a Centralized Procurement System would help small businesses outside the Greater Toronto Area are being raised.
We want to hear from our members and local public sector organizations so that we can take your concerns to the OCC and to the Ontario Government.
Plans are beginning for a roundtable discussion on Centralized Procurement.
Stay tuned as these plans begin to take shape.