Statement from Minister of Public Services and Procurement Carla Qualtrough on new Procurement Ombudsman

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Gatineau, Quebec, January 17, 2018 – The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman is part of my portfolio and promotes fairness, openness and transparency in federal procurement. This helps instill Canadians’ confidence in federal purchasing, which is valued at $23 billion annually.

As Minister responsible for the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman, it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Alexander Adrian Jeglic of Ottawa, Ontario, as the new Procurement Ombudsman for a five‑year term, effective April 3, 2018, following an open, transparent and merit-based selection process.

Our government is committed to ensuring federal procurement is carried out in a fair, open and transparent manner. Mr. Jeglic will support this commitment and serve Canadians by reviewing complaints from suppliers about contract awards or administration, and by making recommendations.

Mr. Jeglic is a lawyer by trade and also brings to the position a strong background in procurement. Most recently, he served as General Counsel for PPP Canada, where he was involved in procurement processes for large infrastructure projects. This experience will serve him well in his new role.

The Government of Canada’s merit-based appointment process is built on openness and transparency to ensure that the highly qualified candidates who are appointed reflect Canada’s diversity, including gender balance.

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Ashley Michnowski
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough
819-997-5421

Media Relations
Public Services and Procurement Canada
819-420-5501
media@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

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