MASH Sector

In July 2008, British Columbia and Alberta, after a number of consultations with municipalities, academic institutions, school boards, and health and social service providers (MASH), agreed to extend TILMA between the two provinces to cover the MASH sector. These consultations ensured that the interests and concerns of local governments, publicly funded post-secondary institutions and hospitals have been fairly represented.

TILMA procurement rules apply to the MASH sector for:

  • Goods of $75, 000 or greater.
  • Services of $75,000 or greater.
  • Construction of $200,000 or greater.

There are some exceptions to procurement under TILMA, including:

  • Procurement of health and social services, and services provided by lawyers and notaries.
  • Purchases from philanthropic institutions, prison labour or persons with disabilities.
  • Purchases from a public body or non-profit organization.
  • Goods purchased for representational or promotional purposes.
  • Goods required to respond to an unforeseeable situation of urgency.
  • Goods intended for resale to the public.

Land Use

  • Land-use measures (e.g., zoning decisions) are excluded from the TILMA provided they treat residents from British Columbia and Alberta the same.

Business Licensing

  • Under TILMA, the reconciliation of local government business licensing processes between British Columbia and Alberta municipalities will be voluntary.

Frequently Asked Questions


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