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At a glance: The Supplier Module

The following instructions are to help modify existing supplier information within the CPSS ePortal. New bidders wishing to use the Data Collection Component to respond to an open solicitation should use Supplier Easy Steps – for Data Collection Component. Also, many of the functions described below are only available to the Main Contact account holder.

After successful enrolment and receipt of your credentials, proceed to log into the CPSS Supplier Module, as follows:

  1. Go to the Centralized Professional Services ePortal Home Page
  2. Click on Supplier Login under the "For Businesses" heading
  3. Enter your credentials.

    Note: If this is the first time that you have logged intoCPSS, you will have been provided a temporary password. After entering it, the system will prompt you to change your password.

Once you have logged in, on the left hand navigational bar you will have access to the following:

  1. Add Regional Contact
    This allows you to create a profile for another individual from within your company, usually for the purposes of setting that individual as a Regional Contact for the purposes of client enquiry.
  2. Update Regional Contact
    This allows to update the contact information of any Regional Contact profile.
  3. Edit Supplier Profile
    This allows you to make changes to your company’s supplier profile. Please note: A supplier address change could affect a supplier’s overall security level. It remains the responsibility of the supplier to contact the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD) and advise them of any changes.
  4. Edit My Profile
    This allows you to make changes to your particular profile, i.e. the profile of the user that has logged into CPSS Supplier Module.
  5. Solicitation Dashboard
    This provides an overall view of the status of solicitation response templates for each Request for Standing Offer and/or Supply Arrangement. The headings are:
    • Open Solicitations
      These have a corresponding solicitation on GETS . The solicitations response templates are open for suppliers to access and input data.
    • Anticipated Solicitations
      These provide a type of “heads up” for suppliers for upcoming solicitations and expected dates for posting on GETS .
      Remember, simultaneous with a solicitation being posted on GETS , the solicitation will appear under "Open Solicitations".
    • Closed Solicitations
      These are the solicitations which have closed and are currently under evaluation.
    • Awarded Solicitations
      These are the solicitations that have been evaluated and the Standing Offers and/or Supply Arrangements awarded.
  6. Change Password
    This allows you to change your password.
  7. Logout
    This allows you to properly log out of the CPSS Supplier Module.