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Central Services

The Ministry of Central Services supplies services to the public and other ministries that support efforts to build the economy and make a better life for all Saskatchewan people. Services include central property management services including government buildings, purchasing, accommodations, transportation, and information technology.

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1. Information you might be looking for

Register to be a supplier or buyer of goods and services with SaskTenders

As the gateway to procurement for the public sector and the private sector, SaskTenders is coordinated by Central Services. The SaskTenders web site is your key resource when you’re looking to sell or buy goods and services from the public sector. Over 400 organizations of all sizes participate from across the province.

There are more than 17,000 registered users and more than 3,600 tenders posted annually with hundreds of tenders posted at any given time. Goods and services are purchased not only by the provincial government and Crown corporations but by the municipal, academic, school and health sectors of the province.

Visit SaskTenders to register.

Purchase used government equipment on SaskSurplus

The Ministry of Central Services coordinates the disposal of used government-owned supplies. Your window to buying used goods is the free-of-charge SaskSurplus website. You’ll find good quality items and supplies such as vehicles, furniture, electronics and other equipment. Visit now to view and bid on any posted government goods.

Learn about the Community Donations Program

Community-based organizations can also benefit from the disposal of usable government office furnishings through the Community Donations Program operated by Central Services. Community-based organizations across Saskatchewan are eligible to receive furnishings free of charge. Organizations can request items online and one organization is randomly chosen to receive each item.


Register online to begin selecting donations your organization is interested in receiving. This program supports the valuable work volunteers and community workers do every day to strengthen our communities.
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2. Plans and Annual Reports

Plan for 2017-18

The plan for 2017-18 reflects the Government’s goals of sustaining growth and opportunities for Saskatchewan people, meeting the challenges of growth, securing a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people and delivering responsive and responsible government.

For previous Ministry plans, please visit Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.

Annual Reports

The Ministry of Central Services' 2016-17 Annual Report presents the ministry’s activities and results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. It reports to the public and elected officials on public commitments made and other key accomplishments of the Ministry.

Previous fiscal year annual reports can be found by visiting Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.

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3. Programs and Services

The Ministry of Central Services is the major internal service provider to all other Executive Government ministries and agencies. From property management to information technology to transportation, our services are provided almost exclusively to other government ministries. Our role is to enable then to deliver efficient, quality services that the public expects and deserves from its government.

While the ministry provides an array of services to other ministries, its major services include:

Property and Project Management

Central Services manages and maintains more than 700 government buildings on behalf of Government in communities across Saskatchewan. This includes the leasing, purchasing, operation and maintenance of the buildings. We also play a central project construction role in building new facilities and revitalization projects such as the Legislative building, courthouses, correctional facilities and other government buildings by providing services such as contract management, industry liaison, small-scale design and tendering. Information Technology Central Services is a full-service IT provider to Executive Government ministries, agencies and government employees no matter where in the province they are located. We provide or manage IT help desk and on-site computer support services, hardware and software, IT security services, computer application maintenance and development, data centre services and network services.

Transportation

Central Services is the main transportation provider to all Executive Government and its employees, whether on the ground or in the air. Our Central Vehicle Agency manages and maintains a fleet of vehicles for use by ministries or employees no matter what their requirements.

Central Services also owns and maintains the government’s small fleet of aircraft. We operate Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Services aircraft in partnership with the Saskatoon Health Region, which provides province-wide emergency medical evacuation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Central Services also maintains and operates and Executive Air, which provides air transportation to government officials.

Commercial Services

In addition to major services like coordinating purchasing and transportation, Central Services provides the day-to-day services other government ministries need to serve the public and business community. Each year we handle more than 16 million pieces of mail and are responsible for storing and archiving in excess of 200,000 government records.

Green Initiative

As a key focus of its service to other ministries and agencies, Central Services works to reduce the Government’s environmental footprint.
Buildings are built and refurbished to the highest of environmental standards under the international LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program. They’re also maintained and operated in an environmentally friendly way under the Canadian industry standard for commercial building sustainability certification program known as BOMA BEST (Building Environmental Standards).

When it comes to ground transportation our emphasis is on cost-efficient, environmentally friendly vehicles. Central Services purchases fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicles whenever possible and maintains a fleet that is the right size to fit the needs of Government.

Other sustainable actions include conservation, waste management and recycling.
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4. IT Services

IT Services and Functions

Learn about Central Services’ information technology business and the work it does to help deliver vital services to Saskatchewan people and businesses.

Major Projects

Look at some of the key technology initiatives undertaken to improve the way government does business and provides citizen services.

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5. Ministers and managers

Hon. Christine Tell
Hon. Christine Tell, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-0942
Fax (306) 787-8677
Email minister.cs@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address Room 306, Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0B3
Richard Murray
Richard Murray, Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-6520
Fax (306) 787-6547
Email richard.murray@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 2nd Floor - 1920 Rose Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0A9
Troy Smith, Executive Director

Commercial Services Division

Phone (306) 787-2433
Fax (306) 787-1061
Email troy.smith@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1920 Rose Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0A9
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6. Forms and publications

The following are the top downloaded publications for Central Services:

Annual Report 2010-11 Government Services 

Annual Report for 2010-11, for the former Ministry of Government Services.

Annual Report 2009-10 Government Services

Annual Report for 2009-10, for the former Ministry of Government Services.

Annual Report 2008-09 Government Services

Annual Report for 2008-09, for the former Ministry of Government Services.

Annual Report 2009-10 Information Technology Office 

Annual Report for 2009-10, for the former Information Technology Office.

Annual Report 2008-09 Information Technology Office 

Annual Report for 2008-09, for the former Information Technology Office.

 

Browse publications by product category:

Annual Reports (Government Services) 

Performance Plans (Government Services) 

Annual Reports (Information Technology Office) 

Performance Plans (Information Technology Office)

Special Reports 

You can find all publications for this ministry in the Publication Centre
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7. Legislation

The following acts and regulations are administered by the Ministry of Central Services. The url links below are provided by consent of the Queen’s Printer for Saskatchewan pursuant to the Government of Saskatchewan copyright policies. Printed copies of the legislation are also available through the Queen’s Printer website. To order or subscribe, please visit http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca. If you don’t have Adobe Readers on your system, you can download it for free. 

Legislation and Regulations

The Architects Act 1996 (and regulations) 

The Archives Act (and regulations) 

The Canadian Information Processing Society of Saskatchewan Act 2005

The Economic and Co-operative Development Act (Central Services is responsible only for clauses 8(c) and 9(I)(h), subsection 9(3) and the Information Technology Office Service Regulations) 

The Interior Designers Act

The Public Works and Services Act

The Purchasing Act 2004 (and regulations) 

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8. News releases

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