Increased Procurement Thresholds & Local Preference

The Public Procurement Agency wishes to thank those who participated in the consultation process on the Local Preference and Increased Procurement Thresholds questionnaire. Feedback from the engagement process was used to inform the What We Heard document.

Click here to read the What We Heard Document


On June 1, 2020, the Minister Responsible for the Public Procurement Agency (PPA) announced increased procurement thresholds, as well as a local preference provision, to the Public Procurement Regulations. These measures have been introduced to allow for more opportunities to direct business to local suppliers through a limited call process and by enhancing local competitiveness.

PPA is reviewing procurement legislation, regulations and policies to enhance local preference in order to further support Newfoundland and Labrador businesses. As part of this review, the Minister has publicly committed to consult with the local business community to identify opportunities to improve local preference in procurement. This questionnaire seeks to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback and insights into these measures.

How will your input be used?

The information we received will be reviewed by the Public Procurement Agency.  All feedback will be considered in any enhancements to the Procurement Thresholds and Local Preference Provisions in the Public Procurement Framework.

Privacy Statement

The collection of information is under the authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on how to enhance local preference in procurement. All feedback will be considered as officials prepare recommendations. Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing this project.

If you have questions about how this information will be collected, used, or disclosed, please email [email protected] or call (709) 729-0358.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding this consultation, please contact the department at:
                                 Mark Drover
                                 Public Procurement Agency
                                 30 Strawberry Marsh Road
                                 St. John's, NL  A1B 4R4
                                 Email: [email protected]
      Ph: 709.729.0358 

Available in alternate format. Please contact the individual listed above.