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Performance and Accountability

Broader Public Sector Accountability Act

The Great Northern Family Health Team maintains its compliance with the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Accountability Act which regulates broader public sector organizations in the areas of compensation, expenses, perquisites, business documents and procurement. The Act is designed to improve accountability and transparency.

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In keeping with its core value of accountability, the Great Northern Family Health Team (GNFHT) is committed to ethical, efficient and accountable sourcing, contracting and purchasing activities within the organization.


The GNFHT’s procurement processes is guided by the following principles: 

  • Accountability - accountable for appropriateness of the procurement processes and the results of its procurement decisions.

  • Transparency - procurement processes will be transparent to all stakeholders and, wherever possible, will provide stakeholders with equal access to information on procurement opportunities, processes and results.

  • Value for Money - maximize the value received from the use of public funds by adopting a value-for-money approach which aims to deliver goods and services at the optimum total lifecycle cost.

  • Quality Service Delivery - endeavour to ensure that the programs and services it provides receive the right product, at the right time, in the right place.

  • Process Standardization - endeavour to standardize processes in order to improve efficiency of program and service delivery.

  • Risk Management - ensure all Health & Safety legislation, regulations and standards are addressed during the procurement process so that potential hazards are controlled in design and purchasing stages.

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