Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

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

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Collaborative procurement

The Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative is part our ongoing work to modernize procurement practices. Through this initiative, provincial and territorial governments, as well as other entities, can use federal procurement tools to:  

Municipal, academic, social services and hospital (MASH) organizations may also be eligible to use these tools through their respective province or territory to buy specific commodities.

Participants

As of January 2018, ten provinces and territories have signed an agreement which enables them to use specific federal procurement tools to procure goods and services.

Commodities available

14 different commodities are currently available for purchase to participating provinces and territories through federal standing offers. Examples include:

Another 148 commodities have been identified as part of a 3-Year Canadian Collaborative Procurement Plan and will be available in the coming months. Examples of additional commodities include:

Benefits of buying together

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

Benefits for buyers

By using collaborative procurement tools to purchase certain commodities, buyers from provinces and territories 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 best practices on a range of commodities.

Benefits for suppliers

Suppliers already compete for a wide variety of public contracts at multiple 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 reduce.

Contact the contract authority in your province or territory

Find your contract authority:

Canada

Email:
bpmeclient.osmeclient@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Phone:
1-800-811-1148
Website:
Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application 

Alberta

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

Manitoba

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

New Brunswick

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

Newfoundland and Labrador

Email:
gpacontracts@gov.nl.ca
Phone:
709-729-3348
Website:
Government Purchasing Agency

Nova Scotia

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

Nunavut

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

Northwest Territories

Email:
samhelpdesk@gov.nt.ca
Internal:
867-767-9172 ext. 15453
External:
867-767-9129
Toll-free:
1-866-525-0536
Website:
Northwest Territories

Ontario

Ontario Shared Services Contact Centre

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

Prince Edward Island

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

Yukon

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

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Get help with procurement

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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