Doing Business with the Museum
Under the Museums Act, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is a distinct legal entity, wholly owned by the Crown, which operates at arm’s length from the Government in its day-to-day operations and its activities and programming. As a Crown corporation and as a member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the Museum contributes to the achievement of the Federal Government’s broad policy objectives.
The CMHR is required to comply with a range of provisions in statutes that include the Canada Labour Code, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Official Languages Act, and the Access to Information Act.
As a Crown Corporation, CMHR’s procurement is conducted with due regard to the requirements of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Purchases subject to these Agreements are published at MERX.CA.
Purchases not subject to AIT or NAFTA may still be published on “MERX.CA” for open bidding. Nevertheless, this type of sourcing usually uses closed bidding processes which involve suppliers that may be identified from past experience with the CMHR, pre-qualification lists, industry directories, Internet, industry and associated information sources including catalogues and journals, trade shows and conferences.