Applications related to Procurement Data
You can request your own official Supplier Contract History Letter to use as a reference when bidding on work. Additionally, the Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements (SOSA), allows you to find out what the Government of Canada buys in your industry or find a partner to help to fulfill requirements in Government of Canada opportunities.
- Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is beginning to use SAP Ariba, a web-based tool that allows businesses to view and bid on opportunities with the Government of Canada.
- Join the thousands of suppliers registered on SAP Ariba through CanadaBuys, the Government of Canada’s new procurement service. Click here to get started.
- Post tender notices through the Tender Management Application.
Goods and Services Identification Number
Use Goods and Services Identification Number (GSIN) codes to navigate across procurement data.
- Commodity Type: Goods
- Commodity Type: Services
- Commodity Type: Services related to Goods
- Commodity Type: Construction
Get started with GSIN codes
- Download GSIN codes information as open data (CSV) on the Download GSIN Data page.
- Learn how to use GSIN codes to find Government of Canada tenders, past contract history and find pre-qualified suppliers in the Get Started with GSIN Codes page.
Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements
Use Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements (SOSA) to find information about businesses that are currently pre-qualified by PWGSC to supply goods and services to the Government of Canada.
- Supply Arrangements (SA)
- National Master Standing Offers (NMSO)
- Regional Master Standing Offers (RMSO)
- National Individual Standing Offers (NISO)
- Regional Individual Standing Offers (RISO)
- Departmental Individual Standing Offers (DISO)
Get Started with SOSA
- Download SOSA information as open data (CSV) on the Download
SOSA Data page.
- Learn how to use SOSA in Get Started with SOSA page.
The international classification system for procurement items called the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) will start to replace the Government of Canada’s Goods and Services Identification Numbers (GSIN) codes in 2021.
The Government of Canada will start to use the UNSPSC codes to identify goods and services for procurement activities. Over the course of the transition from GSIN to UNSPSC, the information on Buyandsell.gc.ca, including Tenders, Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements, and Contract History, will eventually be connected and inter-linked using UNSPSC.
Open Contracting Data Standard Pilot
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) Pilot demonstrates the usage of the standard by linking the stages of the procurement cycle using data from procurements conducted by PSPC on behalf of government departments and agencies.