Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Learn about the participants, commodities and benefits of the federal-provincial-territorial collaborative procurement initiative.

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About collaborative procurement

The Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative (CCPI) is part of our ongoing work to modernize procurement practices. Through this initiative, provincial and territorial governments, as well as Municipalities, Academic Institutions, Schools and Hospitals (MASH) sector and other entities, can use federal procurement tools to:

Participants

The following twelve provinces and territories have signed an agreement with Public Services Procurement Canada (PSPC) which enables them to use specific federal procurement tools to procure goods and services:

Your institution may also be eligible to use PSPC procurement tools through their respective province or territory. These organizations include:

Newsletter

Access the newsletter that highlights a number of success stories involving both provinces and the broader public sector over the past years:

How to join the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Select your province or territory listed below to learn how to join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative, and how to purchase items using Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) procurement instruments.

Alberta

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of Alberta of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
corporate.purchasing@gov.ab.ca
Phone:
780-427-4111
Website:
Alberta Purchasing Connection

Each participant will be required to sign an Accessibility Agreement with the Government of Alberta.

Once the Accessibility Agreement has been signed, participants must inform Alberta’s CCPI coordinator which CCPI 3-year plan procurement instruments they may be interested in using on an annual basis. Click here to view the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan and to complete and submit the online Commodity Interest Form.

Procure using Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative instruments

For each procurement instrument your organization is eligible to use, you must contact the Government of Alberta’s Purchasing Connection group who will provide you with the names and contact information of the suppliers on each standing offer. Successful suppliers can extend the pricing, terms and conditions as outlined in the Government of Canada’s standing offer to your organization.

British Columbia

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of British Columbia of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
nadeem.javeri@gov.bc.ca
Phone:
250-889-3473

Manitoba

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of Manitoba of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
procserv@gov.mb.ca
Phone:
204-945-6361
Website:
Procurement Services Branch, Manitoba Finance

Each participant will be required to sign an Accessibility Agreement with the Government of Manitoba.

Once the Accessibility Agreement has been signed, participants must inform Manitoba’s CCPI coordinator which CCPI 3-year plan procurement instruments they may be interested in using on an annual basis. Click here to view the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan and to complete and submit the online Commodity Interest Form.

Procure using Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative instruments

Standing offers award notice, including contact information of suppliers will be made publically available on the Government of Manitoba’s website.

Successful suppliers can extend the pricing, terms and conditions as outlined in the Government of Canada’s standing offer to your organization.

New Brunswick

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of New Brunswick of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
nbon@snb.ca
Phone:
506-444-5636
Toll-free:
1-800-561-1422
Website:
Service New Brunswick

Each participant will be required to sign an Accessibility Agreement with the Government of New Brunswick. Click here to view New Brunswick’s Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative Accessibility Agreement (PDF, 382KB).

Once the Accessibility Agreement has been signed, participants must inform New Brunswick’s CCPI coordinator which CCPI 3-year plan procurement instruments they may be interested in using on an annual basis. Click here to view the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan and to complete and submit the online Commodity Interest Form.

Procure using Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative instruments

The Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application (SOSA) is a Government of Canada’s secure web portal where standing offers are published and can be viewed. Organizations participating in the CCPI are granted access to this secure Application, where they can view Standing Offers, including pricing information, for eligible CCPI procurement instruments.

To initiate this process, provide the following information for each user within your organization to the New Brunswick’s CCPI coordinator:

  • User’s full name
  • User’s full title
  • Name of the organization
  • Employer e-mail account; and
  • Employer telephone number

The PSPC account manager will provide you the registration information to create your Buyandsell.gc.ca account which will allow you to access the secure SOSA App. Additional training on the use of the SOSA App is available upon request.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
ppacontracts@gov.nl.ca
Phone:
709-729-3348
Website:
Public Procurement Agency

Participants must inform Newfoundland & Labrador’s CCPI coordinator which CCPI 3-year plan procurement instruments they may be interested in using on an annual basis. Click here to view the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan and to complete and submit the online Commodity Interest Form.

Procure using Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative instruments

The Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application (SOSA) is a Government of Canada’s secure web portal where standing offers are published and can be viewed. Organizations participating in the CCPI are granted access to this secure Application, where they can view Standing Offers, including pricing information, for eligible CCPI procurement instruments.

To initiate this process, provide the following information for each user within your organization to the Newfoundland & Labrador’s CCPI coordinator:

  • User’s full name
  • User’s full title
  • Name of the organization
  • Employer e-mail account; and
  • Employer telephone number

The PSPC account manager will provide you the registration information to create your Buyandsell.gc.ca account which will allow you to access the secure SOSA App. Additional training on the use of the SOSA App is available upon request.

Nova Scotia

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of Nova Scotia of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
procure@novascotia.ca
Phone:
1-902-424-3333
Toll-free:
1-866-399-3377
Website:
Nova Scotia Procurement

Each participant will be required to sign an Accessibility Agreement with the Government of Nova Scotia. Click here to view Nova Scotia’s Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative Accessibility Agreement (PDF, 1.2MB).

Once the Accessibility Agreement has been signed, participants must inform Nova Scotia’s CCPI coordinator which CCPI 3-year plan procurement instruments they may be interested in using on an annual basis. Click here to view the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan and to complete and submit the online Commodity Interest Form.

Procure using Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative instruments

The Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application (SOSA) is a Government of Canada’s secure web portal where standing offers are published and can be viewed. Organizations participating in the CCPI are granted access to this secure Application, where they can view Standing Offers, including pricing information, for eligible CCPI procurement instruments.

To initiate this process, provide the following information for each user within your organization to Nova Scotia's CCPI coordinator:

  • User’s full name
  • User’s full title
  • Name of the organization
  • Employer e-mail account; and
  • Employer telephone number

The PSPC account manager will provide you the registration information to create your Buyandsell.gc.ca account which will allow you to access the secure SOSA App. Additional training on the use of the SOSA App is available upon request.

Nunavut

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of Nunavut of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
procurement@gov.nu.ca
Phone:
867-975-5431
Website:
Government of Nunavut Request for Tenders/Proposals

Northwest Territories

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of Northwest Territories of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
procurement_questions@gov.nt.ca
Internal:
867-767-9044 ext. 32118
External:
867-767-9129
Toll-free:
1-866-525-0536
Website:
Northwest Territories Procurement Shared Services

Each participant will be required to sign an Accessibility Agreement with the Government of Northwest Territories.

Once the Accessibility Agreement has been signed, participants must inform Northwest Territories’ CCPI coordinator which CCPI 3-year plan procurement instruments they may be interested in using on an annual basis. Click here to view the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan and to complete and submit the online Commodity Interest Form.

Procure using Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative instruments

The Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application (SOSA) is a Government of Canada’s secure web portal where standing offers are published and can be viewed. Organizations participating in the CCPI are granted access to this secure Application, where they can view Standing Offers, including pricing information, for eligible CCPI procurement instruments.

To initiate this process, provide the following information for each user within your organization to Northwest Territories’ CCPI coordinator:

  • User’s full name
  • User’s full title
  • Name of the organization
  • Employer e-mail account; and
  • Employer telephone number

The PSPC account manager will provide you the registration information to create your Buyandsell.gc.ca account which will allow you to access the secure SOSA App. Additional training on the use of the SOSA App is available upon request.

Ontario

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of Ontario of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
collaborative.procurement@ontario.ca
Phone:
416-326-9300
Toll-free:
1-866-979-9300
Website:
Supply Chain Ontario

MASH organizations must create a ‘DoingBusiness’ account at Public Sector Buyer Registration to register as an Ontario Public Service (OPS) and/or Non-OPS Clients.

If your MASH organizations is a recognized OPS and/or Non-OPS Clients and already have a ‘DoingBusiness’ account, you are eligible to participate in the CCPI.

Once enrolled, participants must inform Ontario’s CCPI coordinator which CCPI 3-year plan procurement instruments they may be interested in using on an annual basis. Click here to view the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan and to complete and submit the online Commodity Interest Form.

Procure using Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative instruments

For each procurement instrument your organization is eligible to use, you must contact the Government of Ontario through Supply Chain Ontario who will provide you with the names and contact information for the suppliers on each standing offer. Successful suppliers can extend the pricing, terms and conditions as outlined in the Government of Canada’s standing offer to your organization.

Prince Edward Island

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of Prince Edward Island of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
procurementservices@gov.pe.ca
Phone:
902-368-4040
Website:
Prince Edward Island

Each participant will be required to sign an Accessibility Agreement with the Government of Prince Edward Island.

Once the Accessibility Agreement has been signed, participants must inform Prince Edward Island’s CCPI coordinator which CCPI 3-year plan procurement instruments they may be interested in using on an annual basis. Click here to view the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan and to complete and submit the online Commodity Interest Form.

Procure using Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative instruments

The Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application (SOSA) is a Government of Canada’s secure web portal where standing offers are published and can be viewed. Organizations participating in the CCPI are granted access to this secure Application, where they can view Standing Offers, including pricing information, for eligible CCPI procurement instruments.

To initiate this process, provide the following information for each user within your organization to Prince Edward Island’s CCPI coordinator:

  • User’s full name
  • User’s full title
  • Name of the organization
  • Employer e-mail account; and
  • Employer telephone number

The PSPC account manager will provide you the registration information to create your Buyandsell.gc.ca account which will allow you to access the secure SOSA App. Additional training on the use of the SOSA App is available upon request.

Yukon

Join Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

Interested MASH organizations should notify the Government of Yukon of their intention to join the CCPI.

Email:
yg.purchasing@yukon.ca
Phone:
867-667-3585
Toll-free:
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5735 (when calling from Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut)
Website:
Yukon

Each participant will be required to sign an Accessibility Agreement with the Government of Yukon.

Once the Accessibility Agreement has been signed, participants must inform Yukon’ CCPI coordinator which CCPI 3-year plan procurement instruments they may be interested in using on an annual basis. Click here to view the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan and to complete and submit the online Commodity Interest Form.

Procure using Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative instruments

The Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application (SOSA) is a Government of Canada’s secure web portal where standing offers are published and can be viewed. Organizations participating in the CCPI are granted access to this secure Application, where they can view Standing Offers, including pricing information, for eligible CCPI procurement instruments.

To initiate this process, provide the following information for each user within your organization to Yukon’s CCPI coordinator:

  • User’s full name
  • User’s full title
  • Name of the organization
  • Employer e-mail account; and
  • Employer telephone number

The PSPC account manager will provide you the registration information to create your Buyandsell.gc.ca account which will allow you to access the secure SOSA App. Additional training on the use of the SOSA App is available upon request.

Conditions

The following conditions apply when using PSPC procurement tools:

  • PSPC is responsible for managing the terms and conditions of the procurement instrument agreements
  • buyers are responsible for resolving disputes between themselves and the seller, although PSPC may help to clarify terms
  • prices, terms and/or conditions of the procurement instrument agreements cannot be modified or negotiated; as these items were agreed to previously following an open tendering process
  • buyers may purchase goods within the commodity groups covered by the procurement instrument agreements; goods not listed in the procurement instruments should be purchased using other tools

Commodities available

Dozens of commodities are currently available for purchase to participating provinces, territories and authorized MASH sector entities through PSPC procurement instruments. Over one hundred Goods and Services have been identified as part of a 3-Year Canadian Collaborative Procurement Plan.

3 year plan

Access the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 year plan.

Benefits of buying together

Public sector procurement is estimated to be approximately $200B annually in Canada, with approximately 80% taking place at the local or regional levels. By bringing together the purchasing power of the provinces, the territories, their MASH sector entities, as well as the federal government, we hope to improve the efficiency and value of our procurement for the benefit of Canadians.

Benefits for suppliers

Suppliers already compete for a wide variety of public contracts at different levels of government. Collaborative procurement makes it easier for them to sell to multiple levels of government in a streamlined approach and to also expand their market. The potential value and scope of each opportunity should increase, and the bid preparation investments required by suppliers should decrease.

Benefits for buyers

By using collaborative procurement tools to purchase certain commodities, buyers from provinces, territories and authorized MASH sector entities can benefit from rates negotiated by the Government of Canada, streamline their procurement processes, and reduce administrative and legal costs. Thanks to this collaborative approach, buyers can also share knowledge and procurement best practices on a range of commodities.

Find and order goods and services

Authorized non-federal government users can access the Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application (SOSA App) to find pre-qualified suppliers and use the call-up form to order items from the standing offer.

Learn more About the Standing Offer and Supply Arrangement Application (SOSA App) and how to become an authorized non-federal government user.

Find standing offer information

You can find information on pre-qualified businesses holding standing offers without having to sign in to the SOSA App by searching standing offers and supply arrangements or downloading standing offer and supply arrangement data.

You can also use the snapshot of Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements data to simplify your search by:

Use this information to find opportunities to partner with suppliers or to learn about the types of opportunities that are available.

Subscribe to Buyandsell.gc.ca free service of email notification and web feed to keep yourself informed.

Learn more about standing offers.

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Important

Please direct any questions about a specific tender opportunity to the contracting authority identified in the tender solicitation documents. Consult the following for additional information:

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