The Procurement Rules and Process

The objective of government contracting is to acquire goods, services and construction in a manner that:

  • Facilitates access;
  • Encourages competition;
  • Treats suppliers fairly; and
  • Results in the best value to Canada.

Government contracting must be conducted in a manner that will:

  • stand the test of public scrutiny and reflect fairness in the spending of public funds;
  • respect operational requirements;
  • support long-term industrial and regional development and other appropriate national objectives, including aboriginal economic development; and
  • comply with the government's obligations under the trade agreements.

For more information

For more information about the procurement process, please see the PWGSC Supply Manual, Chapter 1: Public Procurement.