Reg Helwer

Reg Helwer


Reg Helwer was elected to his first term as MLA for Brandon West in 2011 and re-elected in 2016 and 2019. In addition to his duties as MLA, he served as the legislative assistant to the minister of finance, as a member of Treasury Board, and as vice-chair of the Public Accounts Committee. A long-time resident of Brandon, he received a bachelor of arts in political science from Brandon University and received his master of science in agricultural economics from Purdue University. He and his wife Aynsley have four children.

Minister's Message


As Manitoba's Minister of Central Services, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our department's website - your portal to Manitoba Government's internal service delivery organization that support government's procurement, Information Technology (IT), and capital management functions. 

Governments across the globe are striving to transform public services to meet citizens' expectations that are relevant in the modern world. A key element in transforming how government works is to ensure that public servants have the right tools and resources to redesign programs and services to provide accessible and easy to use end-to-end services to all Manitobans better, faster and at a lower cost to taxpayers. Manitoba Central Services takes pride in its critical role that enables the public service to deliver programs and services that address the needs of our citizens while achieving intended outcomes.

Central Services provides strategic oversight, policy direction and service delivery in procurement, IT, and capital management with a focus on modernizing government services and building capacity across the broader public sector. Our team designs and delivers a variety of programs and services to Manitoba's public service and clients within the broader public sector.

This website provides information about our work in a variety of key service areas, including:

  • Information Technology
  • Real estate and property management
  • Procurement and supply chain, including logistics and fleet management
  • Management of government's vertical and underground capital infrastructure projects
  • Management of Federal-Provincial capital funding agreements and partnerships
  • Capital planning and support towards Manitoba's Capital Framework

We work with federal, provincial/territorial and municipal levels of government and community organizations to undertake the challenging work of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of government's programs and services to provide Manitobans with high-quality, relevant, and meaningful services they deserve. Procurement Modernization, Digital Transformation, and Data Driven Program Evaluation are a few examples of our ongoing initiatives.

As you explore this website, you will find more information about services available to you as a citizen (e.g. Legislative Building tour) or as a business/organization (e.g. procurement-related activities), and other Central Services activities. Thank you for your interest in this vital area of the public service.

Honourable Reg Helwer
Minister of Central Services