In 2011 the Public Procurement Act (2011) was enacted by the Province of Nova Scotia. The Act is applicable to all public sector entities and is intended to improve transparency and accountability, standardize practices and create a governance structure for public sector procurement in Nova Scotia.
Procurement for the Municipality is managed by individual departments with the Finance & Administration department providing oversight to the organization with respect to procurement practices and issues.
The Municipal Procurement Policy guides the procurement decisions made the Municipality of East Hants.
The Municipality of East Hants (East Hants) will, from time to time, issue public Requests for Proposal, Requests for Construction, Requests for Standing Offer and other requests for which competitive responses are required.
It is East Hants’ practice to share the names of parties who have downloaded or otherwise requested documents related to a procurement competition.
East Hants has designated an official clock which establishes the closing time for all formal competitions requiring a physical submission. For more information, please contact the Procurement Division.
Submitting a response to a Procurement request from the Municipality of East Hants? Unsure of where to go to submit? See here for location information.
East Hants will specify the method by which and the location where responses to competitions must be submitted. It is the responsibility of company submitting a response to submit it to the correct location and on time. Only responses that are time and date stamped by East Hants prior to the close of the competition will be considered for award.
East Hants typically specifies that responses must be received at the Reception & Payments counter on the first floor of the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre. The staff at these kiosks serve the public on a first come, first served basis so please allow sufficient time to be served by staff.
When sending a response by courier or other means, the Competition Number must be clearly visible on the outer packaging in order for East Hants staff to identify it as a response and handle it accordingly.
If you need more information, please contact the Procurement Division at least two working days prior to the closing date of the competition.
The municipal contact person responsible for the procurement process is Michael Hatfield, Procurement Officer.