9.40.2. Obtaining advice on the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business

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. The primary source of policy advice on the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB) for Public Works and Government Services Canada contracting officers is the Indigenous Procurement Policy Division (IPPD). Contracting officers can contact IPPD by sending an email to TPSGC.PAApprovisionAutochtone-APIndigenousProc.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.
  2. Contracting officers should share with IPPD any advice on PSIB received from other sources before taking any action, in order to ensure a consistent approach to the implementation of PSIB. As well, any discrepancy in the information gathered by the contracting officer must be brought to the attention of IPPD. Contracting officers must document their files to include any advice received. The approval documents should include the rationale for any key decisions.