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4.5.1. Price and Availability Enquiry

A Price and Availability (P&A) enquiry is a request sent to suppliers for information concerning approximate prices and availability of specific goods or services. It is used when such information is needed by Public Works and Government Services Canada ( PWGSC) or by a client department for program planning or budgetary purposes. A P&A enquiry could be made directly to selected suppliers, or it may be publicly posted on Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS). P&A enquiries must clearly indicate that the request is not a solicitation and that there are no commitments with respect to future purchases or contracts.