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The Province of British Columbia and the broader public sector manage a multi-billion dollar portfolio of goods and services required for day-to-day operations. The high value of these contracts calls for a modern approach that leverages operational expenditures to support broader Provincial goals and priorities.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer has successfully negotiated several complex, high-value contracts that leverage benefits for British Columbians beyond the direct services procured to operate government.
The most recent is a 10-year telecommunications services contract that leverages expenditures on government operations to achieve high-speed Internet services in designated rural communities, fibre upgrades for up to 450 school and cellular services along sections of major highways for public safety.
This strategic approach - aggregating and leveraging - can benefit British Columbians in new and innovative ways beyond what has been accomplished through traditional procurement approaches.
Building on past success, the Office of the Chief Information Officer is developing a corporate business model for creating strategic partnerships and managing the associated contracts and agreements for increased benefit. The model will focus on achieving maximum value from complex, high-value service contracts while ensuring outcomes remain aligned with provincial goals and priorities for economy and jobs, families and open government through transformation and technology.
More information on the corporate business model will be posted as it becomes available.