COVID-19 Update for November 16 2020 – 1:35pm
The Premier’s press conference today was focused on Ontario’s “fractured” procurement process.
Premier Ford announced the establishment of Supply Ontario, a new centralized procurement agency that will enable a whole-of-government approach to purchasing goods and services. Supply Ontario is designed to help schools, hospitals, and the public sector to get critical supplies and equipment.
PRIMED Medical Products
Premier Ford also announced a contract with PRIMED Medical Products to manufacture levels 1 and 2 surgical/protective masks in Ontario through a competitive procurement process. Beginning this fall, PRIMED will produce 50 million masks annually over the next five years.