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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 2020-2

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual was updated in support of Policy Notification (PN) 146: Entry into force of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), effective July 1, 2020. See PN-146 for more information.

SACC Synopsis Version 2020-1

The following revisions to the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) are included in Version 2020-1, dated May 28, 2020.

The SACC Manual was updated to incorporate changes related to the following policy notifications:

Refer to individual policy notifications for more details.

Section 1 – Standard Instructions

The "Procurement Business Number" section of the following Standard Instructions are updated to remove reference to non-Internet registration:

Section 3 - General Conditions

The following clauses are modified to state Canada’s position on interest charges:

Section 5 – Standard Procurement Clauses

Subsection 5.A: Instructions to Bidders / Contractors

A3007T: Origin of work: Clause modified to improve the clarity of the text.

Subsection 5.L - Production Tooling and Special Test Equipment

L5001C: Surplus Government Property: Modified to clarify text, expand recommended use to all government departments and to allow knowledge of any contract implementation to the resulting OPI (GCSurplus /GCMil).

Subsection 5.R: Real Property Contracting

The "Procurement Business Number" section of the following General Instructions and General Conditions are updated to remove reference to InfoLine (non-Internet registration):