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Nova Scotia. Department of Supply and Services

Other forms of name:
Department of Government Services
Department of Public Works

In 1955 Public Works was established as a separate department, responsible for the construction of public buildings and the maintenance of government property and equipment. In 1980 Public Works assumed responsibility for government communications and information and was renamed Government Services. In 1992 the minister assumed formal responsibility for the Communications and Information Act and the department was renamed Supply and Services. The department was responsible for procurement (tendering, purchasing and supply services); publishing, communication services and Queen's Printer; environmental engineering, project management, design and construction services; information technology policy and standards, network services, information systems, computer services and records management; and accommodation services, facilities management and insurance and risk management. In 1996 the department was broken up and its responsibilities distributed among the Department of Transportation and Public Works (now Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal), Communications Nova Scotia and the Technology and Science Secretariat.

Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1955 c. 41, 1980 c. 46, 1992 c. 14, 1996 c. 8.

see also Communications Nova Scotia

see also Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

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