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This section contains additional information on PWGSC, including:
The Act to establish the Department of Public Works and Government Services (DPWGS Act), passed in 1996, set out the legal authorities for PWGSC. The DPWGS Act has since been amended in the Budget Implementation Act of 2005 and 2007. The Federal Accountability Act, which received Royal Assent on December 12, 2006, also includes provisions to amend the DPWGS Act. Section 306 provides for the position of Procurement Ombudsman to review, report and make recommendations on procurement practices in government, and to hear complaints from suppliers. Section 307 provides for the making of regulations to prescribe the duties and functions of the Ombudsman. These amendments will be brought into force by an Order in Council when the regulations are close to final.
The Minister of PWGSC is accountable in Parliament for the following 19 statutes:
Assistant Deputy Minister
Corporate Services, Policy and Communications Branch
Chief Financial Officer