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Government Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, as I said yesterday, we are committed to ensuring that government contracts stand up to the highest standards. We ensure value for money. We ensure quality of services for Canadians. We only contract and procure professional services to complement our professional pu

January 31st, 2023House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, the procurement of professional services is used to complement the work of Canada's professional public service by meeting unexpected fluctuations in workload and to acquire special expertise. We are committed to ensuring that government contracts stand up to the hig

January 30th, 2023House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, I want to assure the House that Public Services and Procurement Canada takes its role as the central purchasing department very seriously. We ensure value for money and quality of services for Canadians. Minister Fortier's focus will rest on the policy, while I foc

January 30th, 2023House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, I want to assure the House yet again that procurement contracts must adhere to Treasury Board policies and directives, which are intended to ensure that contracts are awarded in a fair, open and transparent manner. Given the volume of government procurement, control

January 30th, 2023House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, as the Prime Minister made very clear today, and the Minister of Public Safety and I yesterday, we also share these concerns around this contract that the RCMP had with Sinclair Technologies. The member will have heard that contract has been suspended. As the centr

December 8th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, our priority was and remains protecting the integrity of Canada's contracting system. As soon as threats are identified, we take action. I gave our officials instructions to review the process in place for contracts and to target areas that can be improved.

December 8th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, of course we are aware of the concerns surrounding the RCMP's contract with Sinclair Technologies. Our government is looking into them and is examining all potential options. We do take very seriously all measures to ensure the integrity of our infrastructure.

December 7th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, of course, as my colleagues have said, and I have said as well, we are taking these concerns extremely seriously. We are looking at all options. We are reviewing processes. Our concerns are with the member on this particular issue.

December 7th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, we are aware of the concerns surrounding the RCMP contract with Sinclair Technologies, and our government is reviewing them. Public Services and Procurement Canada has a strong track record in managing the procurement of more than $20 billion in goods and services e

December 7th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Canada Post Corporation  Mr. Speaker, as I am sure the member opposite is aware, the Canada Post Corporation operates at arm's length from the government, but we have regular conversations with Canada Post officials in terms of their initiatives. We monitor this very closely. I am in communication with t

November 29th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Madam Speaker, I think most of us in the House know that the Phoenix system has been very frustrating for our employees, and we are working very hard so that those employees are paid accurately and on time. We recognize the stress and hardship it has had on employees and their fa

November 18th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, as the Prime Minister said, the rental agreement was negotiated based on fair market value to arrive at a competitive price. In their testimony yesterday, the public servants and Mr. Guay made it clear that Mr. Guay was approached by public servants to negotiate a l

October 18th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, again, the contract award has been clearly revealed by our department. The government has been delivering open and fair procurement processes, while obtaining the best value for Canadians in all that our government is contracting in terms of the needs during the Roxh

October 18th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. As is practice, disclosing confidential contractual information would violate the agreement we have with the supplier. We will continue to work with the departments and agencies to meet their needs through fair and open contrac

October 4th, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, transparency and accountability are critically important to our government. The rental agreement was negotiated based on fair market value to arrive at a competitive price. Given the location of the land and its proximity to the border, this was an ideal location for

October 3rd, 2022House debate

Helena JaczekLiberal