Offering your translation or transcription services in the official languages
To offer the Translation Bureau your translation or transcription services in the official languages as a self-employed individual, freelancer or firm, you must qualify for a supply arrangement (SA).
Twice a year, the Translation Bureau, in cooperation with the Public Services and Procurement Canada Acquisitions Branch, launches a request for supply arrangements (RFSA) process for qualified suppliers to fulfill its requirements in these two service categories. As mentioned in the RFSA, you must provide your Canada Revenue Agency business number (BN) and your procurement business number (PBN).
Consult the most recent RFSA for this type of service:
- RSFA-Translation Services-Translation Bureau (EN966-140305/H) (closing date: June 7, 2017)
- RFSA-Translation-TB (EN966-140305/G) (this tender has been closed since August 22, 2016)
Automatically receive the latest news on the RFSA process for this type of service:
- subscribe to the ATOM feed EN966-140305 – Tender
Note: Reliability or security clearance
Suppliers themselves cannot request reliability or security clearance. They must be sponsored by a federal department. Only after they have obtained a SA can the Translation Bureau sponsor them if it finds that they need such clearance.
- Steps to search and follow tenders (To search for the Translation Bureau’s tenders for translation services in the official languages or transcription and desktop publishing services, enter keywords “EN966-140305” or “Translation Bureau.”)
- Follow opportunities
- RC1 Request for a Business Number (to obtain your Canada Revenue Agency business number)
- Supplier Registration Information (to obtain your procurement business number)
- Offering your translation services in Aboriginal or foreign languages
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