Contract Modernization Initiative

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One of the key priorities within Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is to make the procurement system simpler and less administratively burdensome. In support of advancing this important priority, PSPC launched the Contract Modernization Initiative to find ways to simplify the content of contract terms and conditions and revise the structure of government contracts.

Based on these objectives, PSPC has developed a new conceptual model for its contractual documents. This model is still being developed and reviewed but illustrates what future bid solicitation and resulting contracts would look like. The changes being proposed, if implemented, will make doing business with the Government of Canada faster and easier. It will also give PSPC the opportunity to respond to technological innovation, increase its operational efficiency and foster better business relationships.

The report, "Rethinking Government Contracts: A Conceptual Model", provides a more detailed look at some of the changes being considered and further describes the rationale for making them.

View the Report