Prompt payment in the construction industry
Find information on payments made to construction prime contractors and businesses who have a construction contract with Public Services and Procurement Canada and learn what this department is doing, in cooperation with Defence Construction Canada and the Canadian Construction Association, to improve payment practices throughout the construction industry.
The new federal prompt payment legislation came into force on December 9, 2023. All existing construction contracts will have 1 year as of December 9, 2023, to comply with the legislation. Learn more about the New federal prompt payment legislation to protect construction workers
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Public Services and Procurement Canada commissioned Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP to lead an industry engagement initiative on a potential federal legislation aimed at improving the timeliness of payments for federal construction contracts throughout all tiers of the construction industry and to consider the results and lessons learned from the recently completed Bill 142 (the Construction Lien Amendment Act) in Ontario.
Read the Executive Summary: Building a Federal Framework for Prompt Payment and Adjudication.
Payment disclosure for construction-related contracts
Are you a sub-contractor, trade contractor or supplier working with a prime contractor who has a construction-related contract with Public Services and Procurement Canada? Find information on payments made to construction prime contractors and businesses to be able to take the necessary steps to inquire about your payment and exercise your contractual rights.
Contract payments made during the last 12 months
The table below contains payments made against Public Services and Procurement Canada construction-related contracts valued at $100,000 or more. You may sort payments by contract number, project number, company name, or payment date.
This table is updated weekly and includes payments made during the last 12 months. Sub-contractors, trades and suppliers seeking more information about their payment are encouraged to contact the firm they are in contract with for more information.
|Procurement identification number
|Payment date (YYYY-MM-DD)
|Proper invoice received date (YYYY-MM-DD)
Prompt payment principles
Public Services and Procurement Canada advocates that construction-related payments should follow these 3 principles:
- The department will review and process invoices promptly. If disputes arise, Public Services and Procurement Canada will pay for items not in dispute, while working to resolve the disputed amount quickly and fairly
- The department will make construction payment information such as payment dates, company names, contract and project numbers, publicly available; likewise, contractors are expected to share this information with their lower tiers
- Shared responsibility:
- Payers and payees are responsible for fulfilling their contract terms including their obligations to make and receive payment, and to adhere to industry best practices
Prompt payment action plan
Consult the action plan developed by the government-industry working group made up of Canadian Construction Association, Defence Construction Canada and Public Services and Procurement Canada to know more about some of the proposed solutions being explored to improve payment timeliness in the construction industry.
Action plan on prompt payment in the construction industry
- Government-Industry Working Group on Prompt Payment Interim Status Report (PDF, 1,68MB) (Canadian Construction Association)
- Public Services and Procurement Canada's proactive disclosure information
- Working with Defence Construction Canada (construction payment disclosure)
For more information on the government-industry working group
- Contact Real Property Branch (Public Services and Procurement Canada)
- Contact Canadian Construction Association
- Contact Defence Construction Canada
Sub-contractors, trades and suppliers seeking further information on payments are encouraged to contact the firm they are in contract with for more information.
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