I just want to reconfirm that you do have discretion in your procurement decision-making. Let's say, for example, because of historic or systemic disadvantages that groups have, if somebody bidding on a contract comes in a little bit higher to deal with those, comes in a little bit higher than the contract because their costs are more to deal with those systemic problems, then there's a green light for the selection process to go, not with the lowest bidder, but maybe with the best-value bidder for the community, given that it's dealing with some of the systemic barriers that are now being addressed by the contract. Is that correct?
Evidence of meeting #118 for Government Operations and Estimates in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was contract.
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