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9.40.20. Subcontracting plans

In support of PSIB, client departments may designate that a proportion of subcontracts through open procurement be reserved for Indigenous business, or that non-Indigenous suppliers are to be encouraged through the use of incentives - e.g., additional evaluation points to hire Indigenous businesses as subcontractors. The inclusion of Indigenous businesses as subcontractors must be clearly identified in the solicitation as an evaluation criterion. This is permitted by all of Canada’s free trade agreements.