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9.40.40. Legal status of Indigenous business

The description of a business as an Indigenous business does not affect the fact that in order to create an enforceable contract with Canada, the contract must be signed between Canada and a legal entity, which has the capacity to contract. In the event any uncertainty exists concerning the legal status of an Indigenous business, contracting officers must consult with legal counsel to ensure that the proposed contractor is capable of signing an enforceable agreement.