October 29, 2020 - Ottawa – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has recently introduced CanadaBuys, a new suite of online procurement services and tools to simplify procurement and make it easier for suppliers to do business with the Government of Canada.
These new web-based tools will allow you to view tender opportunities and submit bids electronically, maintain your own online catalogues, and manage your Government of Canada contracts in one place.
You are invited to register
PSPC has begun posting some tender opportunities on Buyandsell.gc.ca that direct businesses to SAP Ariba.
To access and bid on these opportunities you will need a SAP Ariba business account. If you already have an account, you will be able to bid on Government of Canada opportunities by answering a few additional questions about your business. If you do not already have an account, you will be able to register for free through the CanadaBuys website in order to do business with the Government of Canada.
Find out how to get started and register your business on the CanadaBuys Getting Started page. You will be prompted to register before accessing or bidding on opportunities that will be posted. Completing your registration now will give you time to set up your account so that you can focus on preparing your bid when the time comes.
PSPC has also created a Practice Request for Proposal (WS2649050508) that you can try out to go through the steps for bidding and learn the various functionalities of the online tool. (Note: the practice Request for Proposal will not be monitored nor will it result in issuance of a solicitation or the award of any contract.)
Reminder: All tender opportunities, including those on SAP Ariba, will continue to be posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca. Each procurement opportunity will clearly detail the delivery method to be used to submit a bid.
We are here to help
We are here to support you through this transition to electronic procurement.
We invite you to become familiar with our guides to assist you with the registration process. You can call, email, or chat with the CanadaBuys team via Contact support for answers to your questions.
If you need help understanding the federal procurement process, you can contact the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises.
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