Practitioner’s Guide for Procurement Pricing

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Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has further developed the Practitioner’s Guide for Procurement Pricing (“The Guide”).

The Guide is intended to inform those involved in Government of Canada contracting of the required steps and factors to be considered in making procurement pricing decisions, including aligning the pricing with the overall procurement strategy, objectives and priorities.

The development of the Guide was divided into three phases which are now complete and have been incorporated into one master document, the Practitioner’s Guide for Procurement Pricing.

Supporting documents:

The research to revise the guidance involved broad stakeholder consultations and international benchmarking against practices employed by other jurisdictions. Key messages learned from the consultations, research, and benchmarking have been incorporated into the Guide.

Consultation Process & Timelines

The formal consultation period for Phase 3 of the Pricing Guide is now complete. Thank you for your feedback and comments. Stakeholder feedback is essential for the development of relevant pricing guidance.

PSPC is in the process of incorporating editorial and content modifications resulting from the consultation process into the Pricing Guide. Upon completion, the principles and guidance contained within the Guide will be incorporated into the Supply Manual and formalized.

Continuous Renewal: The Guide is intended to remain evergreen by continuously seeking to learn and adapt to emerging practices and experiences. PSPC always welcomes your suggestions and ideas for pricing. Moving forward, Guide updates and changes will be posted for consultation, with a defined consultation period and instructions for feedback and formalization.

Consultation Instructions: Please provide comments and feedback to the PSPC Team, Procurement Support Services Sector – Pricing Practices and Guidance Group.