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Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Synopsis

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 2022-4

The following revisions to the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) are included in Version 2022-4, dated December 1, 2022.

Section 1 - Standard Instructions

2006 - Standard Instructions - Request for Standing Offers - Goods or Services - Competitive Requirements, section 17 has been modified to fix a translation mistake in the French version.

Section 5 – Standard Procurement Clauses

Subsection 5.A: Instructions to Bidders / Contractors

A0027T: Basis of Selection - Highest Combined Rating of Technical Merit and Price was modified to correct a repetition (French only)

Subsection 5.B: Requirements Definition

B9054C: Task authorization process was modified to add the missing article ‘’le’’ in item 4 (French only)

Subsection 5.D: Delivery, Inspection and Acceptance

D3020C: Preparation for Delivery - European Union has been modified to reflect changes to the packing requirements for the European Union:

  • Remarks – Removed items b. and c.
  • Legal Text - Changes made to NATO packing reference and minimum required packing level.

Subsection 5.E: Financial Security

The following clauses were updated to replace references from the TB Contracting Policy with the Directive on the Management of Procurement and update the content to align with the Directive.

E0004T: Bid financial security

E0007C: Contract financial security

E5000C: Performance bonds

E8000C: Labour and material payment bond

Subsection 5.H - Terms of Payment

H1003C: Progress payments, Remarks - were modified to correct an error in Option 1 (English only)