The MASH sector includes municipalities, municipal organizations,
academic institutions, schools and health and social services
organizations. The provinces are developing provisions under
the agreements listed above to extend coverage to procurement
by these bodies. As of September 1, 1997 the MASH sector is
not covered by the provisions of the Quebec-New Brunswick
Procurement Agreement or the Agreement on Internal Trade.
The Atlantic Procurement Agreement currently covers procurement
by universities, schools and hospitals but not municipalities.
It is expected that municipalities will be included in the