Guiding Procurement Principles

Bruce Power and its suppliers operate under a set of guiding principles, which include:

  • Engage in procurements when scope is complete and stable to minimize changes.
  • Competitively source work to ensure that best value is realized.
  • Give preference to the selection of Suppliers who are Indigenous owned, impact the local Indigenous communities or generate local Indigenous jobs.
  • Give preference to the selection of Suppliers who can demonstrate economic benefit in Ontario, and where possible, in close geographic proximity to the Site (Bruce, Grey and Huron counties).
  • Select Suppliers based on key determinants of past performance – safety, quality, cost, schedule performance (on time and on budget), and capacity.
  • Understand and evaluate sub-suppliers during selection process.
  • Utilize Enterprise Demand Spend Forecasting  to develop and prioritize commercial opportunities resulting in large and longer-term opportunities via strategic Supplier relationships.
  • Favour commercial models that provide cost certainty, that minimize, share and transfer risk and that provide transparency.
  • Identify and mitigate project and commercial risks as part of the procurement.
  • Collaborate with Ontario Power Generation where common Suppliers or work programs exist.
  • Employ objective performance measures tied to fees at risk and incentives in all Master Services and Purchase Agreements (MSA).

Shared Recruitment Policy

With the nuclear industry undergoing major renewal across Ontario, Bruce Power is asking its supplier partners to create consistency on recruitment practices during this exciting time. A letter has been sent to all of the major suppliers that detail Bruce Power’s expectations to recruitment practices to help support the Bruce Power Life-Extension Program.

If you would like to receive a copy of this letter, or have any questions or concerns on the policy, please contact David Furr, Vice-President, Supply Chain.


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