Government of New Brunswick
Exemptions
EXEMPTIONS
GNB will promote the use of various exemptions permitted under procurement legislation and trade agreements, such as the Regional Economic Development, Local Food and Cultural Products exemptions.
procurement
PROCUREMENT POLICIES
Policies such as "Buy-NB" and "NB Preferences" will be implemented within GNB to favour NB suppliers where permitted by procurement legislation and trade agreements.
training
TRAINING AND TOOLS
Online training and tools will be available for NB suppliers to help enhance their knowledge of the public procurement process and increase their chances of bidding success.
Networking
NETWORKING AND GOVERNMENT
GNB will host a biennial reverse trade show and networking event to connect NB suppliers with public sector organizations.
 
bestvalue
BEST VALUE PROCUREMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION
GNB will expand the use of best value procurement approaches for construction procurement.
nbspecs
NB SPECS
Where possible, tender specifications will be drafted based on New Brunswick products and will not exclude NB suppliers from the competition.
 
Ebidding
E-BIDDING
E-bidding will be introduced for construction tenders, and the use of electronic bidding will be expanded for the procurement of goods and services, including RFPs.
collaborative
COLLABORATIVE PROCUREMENT PLANNING
GNB will inform and consult with NB suppliers on capital and significant procurement projects.
 
procurement
PROCUREMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
SNB and ONB will meet regularly with representatives from departments, school districts and regional health authorities to discuss possible avenues for supporting NB suppliers.
businessnavigators
BUSINESS NAVIGATORS
Business Development Executives and Business Navigators from Opportunities New Brunswick will be trained to provide support to NB suppliers as they navigate the public procurement process.
onb
OPPORTUNITIES NEW BRUNSWICK
Opportunities New Brunswick will have a clear mandate for NB supplier development, including support for and promotion of GNB procurement opportunities.
Unsolicited
UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS PROGRAM
GNB will develop a process for unsolicited proposals, whereby NB suppliers can submit their innovative ideas and products to GNB.
 
Industry
INDUSTRY - GNB PROCUREMENT TASK FORCE 
GNB will establish a sector specific task force with representation from industry to identify barriers and possible solutions to procurement in New Brunswick.