Consultant Use at MAHC

In 2010, the Government passed the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act (Bill 168), which includes a requirement for hospitals to publicly report on the use of consultants  annually, starting June 30, 2012.  The public disclosure requirements in this legislation is one that Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has embraced as it is consistent with our core value of accountability to our communities.

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has a comprehensive set of policies in place to govern and oversee the appropriate use of consultants.  They are consistent with best practice, supporting strong internal controls and promote accountability and transparency along with appropriate stewardship of public dollars.

The latest Report on Consultant Use is available or for a hardcopy of the report please contact the Board Liaison at 705-789-0022, ext. 2342 or email Tammy Tkachuk.   

Previous reports are also available and include:

 2011-2012 Report  2012-2013 Report 2013-2014 Report
 2014-2015 Report  2015-2016 Report 2016-2017 Report
 2017-2018 Report 

Procurement at MAHC

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) is committed to an open and transparent procurement process as defined by the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive, issued by the BPS Supply Chain Secretariat, a division of the Ontario Ministry of Finance. All current and historical bids posted by MAHC can be found on-line at Biddingo.com. This service is free to the public with an option to sign up for a subscription to receive regular updates on the procurement activity of the Hospital and its procurement partners.

MAHC's Materials Management department is responsible for the management of the Hospital's procurement process including the acquisition, distribution, control and disposal of goods, services and equipment necessary to support the activities of the Hospital.
Responsibility for all purchasing on behalf of the Hospital is vested in the Materials Management team. Staff strive to obtain the right goods and services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

The Materials Management department will:
  • Work in collaboration with hospital departments to determine source of supply, quantities purchased, delivery schedule and price
  • Administer requests for quotations, proposals, tenders, negotiations and contract awards
  • Develop specifications with user departments as well as arrange for the evaluation of supplies, equipment and services from suppliers
  • Research the marketplace for new products and vendors
  • Ensure purchasing transactions are completed correctly, efficiently and economically

In addition to our regional hospital partnerships, MAHC's primary procurement partners are HealthPro; St Joesph's Capital Group/Medbuy; and Mohawk Shared Services Organization. Any vendors interested in providing goods or services for MAHC should also visit Biddingo.com and/or Merx.com to view the current Canadian Public Tender bids to ensure that they receive notification of the opportunities available to serve the Hospital.