April 27, 2022 - Ottawa - The Government of Canada is committed to creating economic opportunities for Inuit firms in the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA).
Inuit firms are encouraged to register with the Inuit Firm Registry (IFR) of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI). By registering, firms will increase the number of Government of Canada contracting and leasing opportunities for which they may be eligible. The IFR also enables the Government of Canada to review the marketplace of firms in the NSA, and, as a result, the federal government may limit participation to Inuit firms only.
To access the eligibility criteria or for information on the Inuit Firm Registry (IFR) registration process, please visit the Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated website.
The Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA), which came into effect December 20, 2019, outlines how the Government of Canada will provide support and assistance to Inuit firms to enable them to better compete for government contracts. This includes contracts awarded through procurement processes for the provision of goods, services, construction services, and for real property leases in the NSA.
Important objectives of the Directive include:
- increasing the participation rate of Inuit firms in the Nunavut economy,
- improving the capacity of these firms to compete for government contracts, and
- ensuring these contracts generate employment for Inuit peoples at a competitive and representative level of the Nunavut workforce
If you need help with the federal procurement process or registering for a procurement business number, contact Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) at 1-855-281-6763 or SACOuest-PACWest@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca, or Jenny Yu, Acting Outreach and Procurement Team Lead, at Jenny.Yu@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca or 1-403-909-0630.
- Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is the designated Inuit organization for the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) working in close consultation with the Government of Canada to develop and maintain this procurement directive on behalf of the Inuit of Nunavut.
- Competitive federal government contracts located in the Nunavut Settlement Area valued over 100K will include Inuit and Nunavut Benefits Criteria.
- Government of Canada facilitates participation of Inuit firms in contract bidding in the Nunavut Settlement Area
- The Nunavut Agreement
- Inuit Firm Registry (IFR)
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