Health Shared Services BC Policies, Ethics & Legislation
All public procurement organizations, especially those with the ability to concentrate market share and impact the competitive environment, must abide by various rules, guidelines, laws, policies and ethical standards imposed by government, the health authorities, provincial law and the general public.
Health Shared Services BC is fully compliant with inter-provincial trade agreements entered into by the Government - Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and Trade Investment Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA). As well, Health Shared Services BC has policies in place to inform its business practices, including:
- Fair and Competitive Tendering Policy (ensures Health Shared Services BC acts in a responsible manner in spending public money)
- Evaluation Criteria Policy ensures appropriate weighting between clinical quality, financial and business considerations.
- Treatment of Value Adds Policy defines how Health Shared Services BC will request, evaluate, accept and distribute Value Add offerings from vendors.