Updated provincial regulations will impact procurement requirements for purchases under $121,200 starting April 1, 2024. The Building Ontario Businesses Initiative Act (BOBIA) requires that preference be given to Ontario businesses as part of the procurement process, defines ‘Ontario business’ for the purpose of the Act, and describes how preference should be given.

Procurement Services is aware that this change represents additional administrative workload for the community under restricted timelines. The province has introduced these changes with limited operational direction provided to impacted groups, and Procurement is working actively to support the community through this change. Email us at ProcurementServices@carleton.ca with any questions or requests for support.

BOBIA Resources

Visit our BOBIA web page for more information, and to watch our How To Videos.

Register Now! BOBIA Information Sessions

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