Questions to Ask

Attention! Are you a business that can supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19?

Canada wants to hear from you. Find out more here.

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. Canadian procurements are not subject to any procurement obligations under CUSMA.

When you contact buyers, keep some of the following questions in mind:

  • What is the government purchasing cycle for your good or service?
  • How does the department you are interested in buy your good or service? Do they use Public Works and Government Services Canada or do they buy on their own?
  • What method or tool is used to buy your good or service? Is there a standing offer or supply arrangement? Is it mandatory? When will it next be up for competition?
  • Does the Public Works and Government Services Canada purchasing group buy on behalf of other departments or agencies? Which ones?

For contact information

If you are looking for good contacts to promote your goods and services, consult the Contacts for Suppliers Web page.