Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Synopsis

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The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) synopsis is a summary of the changes that were introduced in the current Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions. The synopsis is identified by a version number consisting of four digits representing the calendar year and a sequence number. For example, "Version 2012-1" identifies the first release for the calendar year 2012.

To find information on changes introduced in previous versions of the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions, please visit the SACC Synopsis Archive.

Questions related to the current SACC synopsis can be forwarded to the Procurement Policy Contacts.

SACC Synopsis Version 2023-1

The following revisions to the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) are included in Version 2023-1, dated June 8, 2023.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

Subsection 5.D: Delivery, Inspection and Acceptance

D5510C: Quality assurance authority (Department of National Defence): Canadian-based contractor: modified to reflect current updates to the contact information to the Quality Assurance Representative list of locations for work.

Subsection 5.K: General Conditions - Modifications

K0013C: Disclosure Certification: clause remarks have been modified to correct a reference mistake.

K3200T: Basis for Canada’s Ownership of Intellectual Property: links to the “Policy on Title to Intellectual Property Arising Under Crown Procurement Contracts” from that clause have been updated.