March 3, 2020
Joint news release between CYFN and Yukon Government
The Government of Yukon and Council of Yukon First Nations welcomed implementation of the first phase of the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy. As of February 22, 2021, portions of the policy will be used by procurement authorities on Government of Yukon procurements.
The Government of Yukon and its Yukon First Nations partners will continue to meet with the business community to ensure the implementation of this policy is a success for all Yukoners. Following feedback from these meetings, Yukoners will get more time to prepare for the two most complex measures under the new policy, bid value reductions and the verification process. Additionally, the Government of Yukon and its First Nations partners are now inviting business representatives to participate on the Monitor and Review Committee. These changes are being made to help ensure the policy meets its goals and supports competitive procurement in the territory.
Every Yukon business deserves an opportunity to succeed. The Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy is a positive step in that direction. This extension will ensure that Yukon First Nations and non-Yukon First Nations businesses get the time they need to succeed for the territory’s overall benefit.
– Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn
Yukon First Nations and Yukon government continue to work together to build understanding about the policy within the business community as we enter the implementation phase. The Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy is a concrete step that will contribute to a better future for our people, communities and the territory as a whole. – Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston
- Implementation timelines of bid value reductions and the verification process will be pushed back until October 4, 2021.
- The Monitor and Review Committee is responsible for ensuring the policy is reaching its intended goals and always being improved.
- The Government of Yukon has been meeting with Yukon First Nations, industry stakeholders, Chambers of Commerce and the Yukon Contractor’s Association since this policy was approved in December.
- Learn more about the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy