Newfoundland and Labrador businesses get preference for public contracts

Acting Service NL Minister Tom Osborne. ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —  The provincial government is changing procurement rules to direct more business to local companies, but concerns over transparency are being raised by opposition parties. On Monday, acting Service NL Minister Tom Osborne announced a local preference provision is being introduced for public procurement at all public bodies, a move Osborne ...

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Business leader calls for government to be honest about fiscal situation as House reopens June 9

House of Assembly to conduct public business with all MHAs Richard Alexander, executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council, wants government to plan to fix its fiscal problems now rather than wait for a new premier. The provincial government is reopening the House of Assembly on June 9, and some people in the business community say it couldn’t ...

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Province giving local suppliers more priority in bids, but one business owner says there are problems in that

Service NL Minister Tom Osborne says measures in response to concerns raised Service NL Minister Tom Osborne says the province has made changes to the Public Procurement Regulations to help local businesses. (Government of N.L.) A business owner in St. John’s said there’s an issue with the provincial government’s announcement on Monday which Service NL Minister Tom Osborne said will give local companies more preference on its ...

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