It should be taken into account that departments have systems in place to monitor compliance with the specific provisions of their contracts and that they recognize the need to monitor contractual obligations related to agreements. To this end, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada will take steps to develop or strengthen, as necessary, systems and procedures to meet any new monitoring and reporting obligations that the Board of Directors may establish within one year of their implementation. In addition, the five audited services will take fully into account this recommendation when reviewing and, if necessary, improving existing systems and procedures for monitoring the awarding of contracts to the Inuvialuit, which are not subject to public tenders, if they are able to provide the goods and services on an appropriate basis. Work on federal procurement processes, which contain provisions for the awarding of contracts in national parks, is already underway and is being developed to gather the same information for other comprehensive land rights agreements. 3.70 Implementation of federal commitments. Most modern comprehensive land use agreements contain a specific requirement for the development of an implementation plan. These plans generally determine what needs to be done, who is responsible for it, and how it is implemented, monitored and reported. In 1986, INAC amended its overall policy of focal requirements to include a specific requirement for all subsequent land use agreements that must contain such a plan. While the agreement precedes this policy, the Minister of INAC and departmental officials have committed to both the Inuvialuit and the Department of Finance to develop an implementation plan for the agreement. While a plan does not guarantee successful implementation, we expect INAC to lead the development of an implementation plan for the agreement, at least one for meeting federal commitments. 3.4 Modern basic requirements agreements contain many provisions and are complex. They usually contain a land transfer specific to the Aboriginal group, as well as a cash count, while the Aboriginal group waives its claimed rights to additional land and interests outside the residential area.
Land agreements may also address issues such as how the land law region is to be managed, the extent of control and participation of applicants in development, and the roles, responsibilities and obligations of each party. Some of these obligations include specific and ad hoc activities, while others involve evolving processes, such as environmental assessments and federal allocation practices. 3.44 Obligations under surveillance contracts. In fact, as part of our audit (INAC, Public Works, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Environment Canada), all five federal organizations informed us that they did not have systematic ways to track their contracting activities related to the notification and awarding of contracts for the region. . . .