The Supply Manual describes the supply activities of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). It contains
relevant laws, regulations, government and departmental policies. It explains why and how
PSPC carries out its supply activities. It is used by
PSPC contracting officers.
The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions Manual provides suppliers and clients of
PSPC with information on clauses, conditions and templates commonly used in the contracting process by
the federal government and
PSPC. Its contents are referred to in bidding opportunities and contracting activities; the manual is
used primarily by
PSPC's contracting officers.
Policy Notifications are used, as an interim measure, to implement new or modified policies and procedures, and/or
clauses and conditions, until they can be incorporated into the relevant manual(s): Standard Acquisition Clauses
and Conditions (SACC) Manual and/or Supply Manual.
Provides all those involved in the procurement process - public servants and vendors alike - with
a clear statement of mutual expectations to ensure a common basic understanding among all participants in procurement.
The Customer Information System (CIS) contains the names and addresses of government customers who obtain goods
and services through
PSPC. Each name and address is linked to a five character Customer Address Code (CAC) that may be used
as a consignee code, ordering office code or accounting office code. Each customer obtaining goods and services
PSPC is required to have one or more
CAC listed in the