Download Contract History Data

Introduction

Contract History is information about contracts awarded by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) since January 2009, on behalf of federal departments and agencies. Information about contracts can be retrieved by entering a keyword or by specifying various search criteria including: good or service, client department or agency, supplier, and contract number. Visit the following Web page for more information about contracts.

Data Fields and Definitions

The following is a definition list of the data fields used in Contract History. The Procurement Data Dictionary is also available as an XML open data format for download at Contract History on the Government of Canada's website data.gc.ca.

For definitions of other procurement-related terminology, please consult the Buyandsell.gc.ca Glossary.

Amendment Number
The number of amendments against a contract.
Competitive Tender
Indicates whether a contract was awarded by a competitive (Yes) or non-competitive (No) solicitation process.
Contract Award Date
Date on which a contract came into effect.
Contract Expiry Date
Date on which a contract legally expired.
Contract Number
A unique identifier assigned to a contract.
Contracting Entity Name
The name of the Government of Canada entity that is the contracting entity (the government organization that is procuring goods/services through a given contract).
Date file published
The date and time when the file was published.
End User
The end user identifies the entity (e.g. department or agency) on whose behalf the contract has been put in place.
Fiscal year
Means the period beginning on April 1 in one year and ending on March 31 in the next year.
GSIN Code
Code used by the federal government to identify generic product descriptions for its procurement activities.
GSIN description
The description of the good or service that corresponds to the Goods and Services Identification Number (GSIN).
Limited Tender Reason
Specifies a reason for a given contract not being awarded through competitive solicitation.
Number of Records
The total number of records, including the original contract and any of the subsequent amendments.
Percentage of Goods Manufactured, by Country of Origin
The percentage of the total of the manufactured goods, by country of origin. This pertains to Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) awarded contracts for apparel (excluding shoes, boots and helmets).
Procurement Entity Name
The name of the Government of Canada organization that was primarily responsible for conducting a given procurement. The procurement entity may not be the organization that is purchasing items through a given contract.
Solicitation Method
Specifies the solicitation method used as a precursor to contract award.
Supplier Legal Name
Legal registered name of a business entity that is also a supplier to the Government of Canada.
Supplier Operating Name
Name(s) a business entity normally uses when conducting business as a supplier to the Government of Canada.
Supplier Standardized Name
A supplier name used to simplify search results by grouping together closely related suppliers that conduct business using different operating or legal names. The resulting search records will contain the suppliers’ legal and operating names.
Trade Agreement
Specifies the trade agreement applicable to the contract.
Total Contract Value
The cumulative total value of a contract, from contract award date to present (original plus all amendments), and includes values that are pre-January 2009 (i.e. includes contract information that preceded the first public release of Contract History).
Value
The rounded dollar value of the contract in Canadian funds, including taxes.

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Files for Download

View and download open data files for Contract History on the Government of Canada's website data.gc.ca.

Publisher

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)

Date Published

2017/10/19

Date Captured

2017/10/18

Time Period

January 1, 2009 to capture date

Update Frequency

Monthly

Language

Bilingual

Description of Data

Contract History is information about contracts awarded by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) since January 2009, on behalf of federal departments and agencies.

Source of Data

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)

Available Formats

Online search and CSV/Text file (comma separated values file)