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

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.

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.

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