Questions to Ask

Attention! CanadaBuys is the new official source for Government of Canada tender and award notices. This means you can now search for and bid on tender opportunities posted on CanadaBuys.

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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.