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Revision History

Date Status ID Title
2013-06-27 Active 4009 Professional Services - Medium Complexity (2013-06-27) 4009
2012-07-16 Superseded 4009 ARCHIVED: Professional Services - Medium Complexity (2012-07-16) 4009

Remarks – Recommended Use of SACC Item

Use the following supplemental general conditions in contracts for medium complexity competitive and non-competitive requirements for goods when a portion of the work is for professional services.

Use in conjunction with general conditions 2010A. Do not use with 2029, 2010B, 2010C, 2030, 2035 or 2040.

Legal text for SACC item

4009 01 (2012-07-16) Conduct of the Work

  1. The Contractor represents and warrants that:
    1. it is competent to perform the Work;
    2. it has everything necessary to perform the Work, including the resources, facilities, labour, technology, equipment, and materials; and
    3. it has the necessary qualifications, including knowledge, skill, know-how and experience, and the ability to use them effectively to perform the Work.
  2. The Contractor must:
    1. perform the Work diligently and efficiently;
    2. except for Government Property, supply everything necessary to perform the Work;
    3. use, as a minimum, quality assurance procedures, inspections and controls generally used and recognized by the industry to ensure the degree of quality required by the Contract;
    4. select and employ a sufficient number of qualified people;
    5. perform the Work in accordance with standards of quality acceptable to Canada and in full conformity with the specifications and all the requirements of the Contract;
    6. provide effective and efficient supervision to ensure that the quality of workmanship meets the requirements of the Contract.
  3. The Work must not be performed by any person who, in the opinion of Canada, is incompetent, unsuitable or has conducted himself/herself improperly.

4009 02 (2013-06-27) Subcontracts

  1. The Contractor may subcontract the supply of goods or services that are customarily subcontracted by the Contractor. In any other instance, the Contractor must obtain the prior consent in writing of the Contracting Authority. The Contracting Authority may require the Contractor to provide such particulars of the proposed subcontract as he considers necessary.
  2. Subcontracting does not relieve the Contractor from any of its obligations under the Contract or impose any liability upon Canada to a subcontractor.
  3. In any subcontract, the Contractor agrees to bind the subcontractor by the same conditions by which the Contractor is bound under the Contract, unless the Contracting Authority requires or agrees otherwise, with the exception of requirements under the Federal Contractors Program for employment equity which only apply to the Contractor.

4009 03 (2012-07-16) Liability

The Contractor is liable for any damage caused by the Contractor, its employees, subcontractors, or agents to Canada or any third party. Canada is liable for any damage caused by Canada, its employees or agents to the Contractor or any third party. The Parties agree that no limitation of liability or indemnity provision applies to the Contract unless it is specifically incorporated in full text in the Articles of Agreement. Damage includes any injury to persons (including injury resulting in death) or loss of or damage to property (including real property) caused as a result of or during the performance of the Contract.

4009 04 (2012-07-16) Confidentiality

  1. The Contractor must keep confidential all information provided to the Contractor by or on behalf of Canada in connection with the Work and all information conceived, developed or produced by the Contractor as part of the Work. Information provided to the Contractor by or on behalf of Canada must be used solely for the purpose of the Contract and remains the property of Canada.
  2. Subject to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, and to any right of Canada under the Contract to release or disclose, Canada agrees not to release or disclose outside the Government of Canada any information delivered to Canada under the Contract that is proprietary to the Contractor or a subcontractor.
  3. The obligations of the Parties set out in this section do not apply to any information where the same information:
    1. is publicly available from a source other than the other Party; or
    2. is or becomes known to a Party from a source other than the other Party, except any source that is known to be under an obligation to the other Party not to disclose the information, or
    3. is developed by a Party without use of the information of the other Party.
  1. Anything that is created or developed by the Contractor as part of the Work under the Contract in which copyright subsists belongs to Canada. The Contractor must incorporate the copyright symbol and either of the following notices, as appropriate: © Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada (year) or © Sa Majesté la Reine du chef du Canada (année).
  2. At the request of the Contracting Authority, the Contractor must provide to Canada, at the completion of the Work or at such other time as the Contracting Authority may require, a written permanent waiver of moral rights as defined in the Copyright Act, R.S., 1985, c. C-42, in a form acceptable to the Contracting Authority, from every author that contributed to the Work. If the Contractor is an author, the Contractor permanently waives the Contractor's moral rights.

4009 06 (2012-07-16) Suspension of the Work

The Contracting Authority may at any time, by written notice, order the Contractor to suspend or stop the Work or part of the Work under the Contract. The Contractor must immediately comply with any such order in a way that minimizes the cost of doing so.