Selling to non-federal governments and other organizations

Sell your goods to a broader market and increase your sales by using Public Services and Procurement Canada's procurement tools to sell to participating provinces, territories, municipalities, schools, hospitals and other organizations.

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Eligible non-federal government buyers

The following provinces and territories have signed master user agreements that allow them to use federal procurement tools to buy specific commodities:

  • Alberta
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • the Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon

These provinces and territories can use the call-up form in the Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Application (SOSA App) to buy goods and services. Non-federal government groups in these provinces and territories may also be able to use the call-up form. These organizations include:

  • municipalities
  • schools, universities and colleges
  • hospitals
  • 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
  • tires
  • radios
  • all-terrain vehicles
  • snowmobiles
  • laboratory supplies
  • packaging material
  • digital two-way radios

Additional commodity groups will also be available in the coming months.

Commodity group Approximate date
Document imaging Summer 2017
P25 subscriber units Summer 2017
Office paper Fall 2017
Chemicals supplies Fall 2017
Medical equipment Winter 2018
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 into the SOSA App 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 province or territory
  • 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.