9.40.20. Subcontracting plans

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.

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.