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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 2020-3

The following revisions to the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) are included in Version 2020-3, dated November 19, 2020.

Revisions related to Policy Notification 144: Canadian Content Policy: Conditionally limited evaluation clause are included in this version. Please refer to this PN to view the affected SACC items.

Section 5 – Standard Procurement Clauses

Subsection 5.A: Instructions to Bidders / Contractors