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Local federal spending up 35%

The value of large federal purchases from local firms increased by more than one-third in 2011, according to data collected by OBJ. The amount of federal contracts, standing offers and supply arrangements valued at more than $100,000 and awarded to Ottawa companies between Jan. 1 and Nov. 17 of this year hit $1.59 billion, according … Continue reading

Feds’ Shared Services to consolidate IT contracts

The new federal agency tasked with consolidating the government’s IT portfolio intends to reduce the number of software licensing and hardware maintenance contracts with the private sector, its chief operating officer said earlier this week. Grant Westcott said as part of consolidating the IT operations of 43 government departments, Shared Services Canada will inherit “a … Continue reading

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