9.40.10. Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business and trade agreements

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.

  1. Canada's free trade agreements pose no impediment to the inclusion of measures for the benefit of Indigenous Peoples and/or businesses in a procurement. This includes setting aside procurements for Indigenous business under the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB). If a procurement has been set-aside under PSIB, it is no longer subject to the obligations of the trade agreements and no longer falls under the jurisdiction of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT).
  2. Contracting officers must insert SACC Manual clause A3002T in bid solicitations for procurements that have been set aside under PSIB, when the procurement would have been otherwise subject to one or more trade agreements.