Submit a proposal to the Build in Canada Innovation Program
To sell your innovation to the government under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), you must complete a proposal submission form. Once submitted, this will become your proposal. To be pre-qualified, your proposal must demonstrate your innovation meets all requirements of the BCIP.
Submit proposals at any time. In the past, innovators had to wait for the next call for proposals solicitation to submit their innovation proposal. Innovators can now submit proposals at any time as soon as the innovation is ready to be tested.
Before you submit a proposal
- Consult the event calendar to learn about Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) - related activities. This is a great way to learn about selling to the government and to connect with government networks
- Register as a supplier: Your company must be registered to sell to the government. Through this process, you will get your Procurement Business Number (PBN)
How to submit a proposal
This section is important! Make sure you carefully read and understand each of the following three steps. Skipping a step, failing to understand the resource documents or submitting your proposal incorrectly will likely hurt your chances for a successful proposal.
- Read the latest call for proposals solicitation and its amendments (as applicable). You will find it under Solicitation Documents on the current tender notice webpage
- Fill out and submit your proposal electronically. You will find the form on the Build in Canada Innovation Program online submission site
After you submit a proposal
In this section, you will learn what happens to your proposal after it is submitted electronically.
Evaluating your proposal
An evaluation team composed of the National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and/or other subject matter experts from other government departments will evaluate the proposals for both the standard and military components.
NRC-IRAP evaluators are selected for their experience with the subject matter of the proposal, such as commercialization trends, business practices and the technological field of the proposal. They also display knowledge of the BCIP’s priority areas.
As part of the evaluation process, evaluators may also perform independent research to verify/validate the information you provide in the proposal.
Learn more about the evaluation procedure
"Part 4—Evaluation procedures" of the latest call for proposals describes the evaluation procedure and criteria in full detail. You will find the latest call for proposals under solicitation documents on the current tender notice webpage.
Pre-qualifying your proposal
Pre-qualifying a proposal does not constitute a commitment on the part of the Government of Canada to award contracts. It is conditional upon successful completion of the contract award process and available funding.
Learn about the contract award process
Section 2 of "Part 5—Basis of selection" of the latest call for proposals outlines the contract award process. You will find the latest call for proposals under solicitation documents on the current tender notice webpage.
- Consult helpful tips for innovators to learn how to improve your chances of receiving a testing contract from the Government of Canada
- Read frequently asked questions about submitting a proposal to the BCIP
- Still need help? Contact the Build in Canada Innovation Program to ask questions about filling out or submitting a proposal
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