Canadian Free Trade Agreement and use of supply arrangements

Attention! As the transition to CanadaBuys is ongoing, Supply Manual references to ABE are to be interpreted as a generic system reference only. Users of the SAP Ariba environment should adapt their activities accordingly.

Buyers are advised to consult the tools available on CanadaBuys for guidance and procedures on completing procurement transactions in the SAP Ariba environment.

Where the estimated value of a proposed contract under the supply arrangement is above the CFTA threshold, CFTA applies to the bid solicitation. Otherwise, CFTA does not apply to that proposed contract.

Where CFTA applies to a bid solicitation under a supply arrangement, the CFTA allows the use of source lists without publication of a NPP, provided that all suppliers on the source list be invited to bid and that they be able to apply for qualification at any time. It is PWGSC policy that suppliers must be given at least 15 calendar days to bid.