September 13, 2017 – Gatineau – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is launching a pilot that will enable bidders to submit their bid submission files electronically. Interested bidders will have the option to submit their bid submission files electronically using Canada Post’s epost Connect online service. Published on Buyandsell.gc.ca, tenders participating in the pilot will be clearly identified as accepting bid submission files electronically. The department’s Bid Receiving Unit in the national capital region is managing the pilot. The pilot runs through to the end of November, 2017 and bidders are encouraged to watch for these upcoming tenders and to participate.
This pilot is part of PSPC’s Procurement Modernization Initiative, which aims to simplify the procurement process.
How to participate
Tenders identified as participating in the pilot will refer interested bidders to the bid solicitation document for instructions on how to submit their files electronically.
What is epost Connect
epost Connect is a secure, online service that allows users to share large, confidential files. Some features include:
- large file transfers, users can attach multiple 1 GB files (any file type) in a single message
- the ability to track your electronic activity history
- privacy and security capabilities to process Protected B documents (which meet Government of Canada requirements)
There is no fee to use the epost Connect service to submit your bid submission files electronically.
Benefits to businesses
Submitting your bids electronically via epost Connect means:
- a faster and more efficient bid submission process
- a green alternative to submitting paper files in-person, by mail or fax to a Bid Receiving Unit office
- a time and date stamp record for the upload of files in epost Connect
For additional information regarding the pilot, please contact the national capital region Bid Receiving Unit at TPSGC.DGAreceptiondessoumissions-ABBidReceiving.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.
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