How long do I have? Bottom line is that it has to be a priority amongst the other top priorities, but it has to be a priority for procurement officials to get people paid on time.
I'll give you a very quick example, two different examples. One, you submit a claim that has a small error in it. On day two after the claim has been submitted, you get a call from the procurement officer, “You're going to need to fix something if I'm going to get you paid on time”.
The other example is, on day 28, you receive a formal letter with a return of the claim saying, “The following inaccuracies are in your claim, please resubmit”, which will give them another 30 days to assess it and then 15 days to pay it.
The first example, unfortunately, was not a Canadian government. The second was.