Government Relations

The OAA actively monitors government activities at municipal, provincial, and federal levels, responding as needed through formal letters and other channels. Continually updated, this searchable portal houses these official correspondences, as well as related reports.

Level of Government / Organization

The OAA meets with the Assistant Deputy Minister of Supply Chain Ontario to discuss QBS and the Broader Public Service (BPS) Procurement Directive. The ADM agrees QBS is compatible with the Directive.

Publish Date: 2019/JAN/18

Following joint interest from the OAA and PSPC in expanding the QBS pilot, the OAA participates in a meeting with PSPC Ontario Region to discuss the benefits of QBS and possible next steps.

Publish Date: 2019/JAN/17

OAA President John K. Stephenson writes to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Regional Director General Sandra Young to encourage PSPC to go ahead with their QBS pilot project.

Publish Date: 2018/DEC/12

The OAA responds to Ontario's pre-budget consultations with recommendations for the government to adopt Qualifications-Based Selection and reform the Site Plan Approval process. 

Publish Date: 2021/FEB/16

OAA Policy and Government Relations staff report on the activities of this service area, as well as updates from PACT and SBEC. 

Publish Date: 2021/JAN/20

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance to discuss Quality-Based Selection and Site Plan Approval Reform.

Publish Date: 2019/FEB/07

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to Ontario Professional Planners Institute President, Jason Ferrigan, to discuss Bill 70, Registered Professional Planners Act.

Publish Date: 2019/MAR/20