Sell your goods to a broader market and increase your sales by using our standing offers to sell to participating provinces, territories, municipalities, school boards, hospitals and other organizations.
On this page
- Eligible non-federal government buyers
- Available standing offers
- Get on a standing offer
- Find holders of standing offers
- Benefits to your business
- Access tendering sites for other governments
- For more information
Eligible non-federal government buyers
The following provinces and territories have signed master user agreements that allow them to use federal procurement instruments to buy specific commodities:
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- the Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
These provinces and territories can use the call-up form in the Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application (SOSA App) to buy goods on standing offer. Non-federal government groups in these provinces and territories may also use the call-up form. These organizations include:
- municipal governments
- intergovernmental organizations
- Canadian aid agencies
- Canadian public health organizations
Available standing offers
Currently, standing offers are in place to buy the following items from pre-qualified suppliers:
- office supplies
- Motorola radios
Additional items will also be available in the coming months:
|Commodity group||Approximate date|
|document imaging||January 2017|
|digital two-way radios||February 2017|
|all-terrain vehicles||winter 2017|
|laboratory supplies||winter 2017|
|packaging materials||April 2017|
|P25 subscriber units||May 2017|
|office paper||fall 2017|
|chemicals supplies||spring 2017|
|medical equipment||fall 2017|
|office seating||winter 2018|
|furniture work spaces||spring 2018|
|fitness equipment||spring 2018|
Get on a standing offer
To get on a standing offer, watch for Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) notices that invite businesses to submit bids to become pre-qualified suppliers.
Look for RFSO notices several months before the anticipated effective date. The procurement process for a standing offer can start long before the contract is issued, depending on the nature and complexity of the requirement.
Find holders of standing offers
You can find information on pre-qualified businesses holding standing offers without having to sign in by searching standing offers and supply arrangements or downloading standing offer and supply arrangement data.
You can also use the snapshot of SOSA data to simplify your search by:
- sorting by the start and expiry date of the procurement tool
- finding information by good and service, rather than by pre-qualified supplier
Use this information to find opportunities to partner with these suppliers or to learn about the types of opportunities that are available.
Benefits to your business
Increase your sales and reduce your costs by:
- gaining access to untapped markets
- reducing your bidding requirements
- getting paid by credit card, direct deposit or electronic money transfer
Access tendering sites for other governments
You can access a complete list of tendering sites to find opportunities for selling to provinces, territories and municipalities.
For more information
Contact the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises or call 1 800 811-1148 Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm ET.