Download GSIN Data

Introduction

The Goods and Services Identification Number (GSIN) is used by the federal government to identify generic product descriptions for its procurement activities. GSIN data also connects to the procurement division responsible for the procurement of a good or service.

Coming in 2017, the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) will replace GSIN codes. There is no immediate impact to businesses or government buyers.

GSIN data are available in Comma Separated Values (CSV) file format and can be downloaded to sort, filter, and search information.

Data Fields and Definitions

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

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

Date file published
The date and time when the file was published.
GSIN Code
The Goods and Services Identification Number used by the federal government to identify generic product descriptions for its procurement activities.
GSIN Code Status
This field indicates whether a code is active or inactive.
GSIN Description
The description of the good or service that corresponds to the GSIN code.
Office of Primary Interest (OPI)
The division of AB responsible for the purchase of the good or service, as well as the GSINs being used to identify those goods/services.
URL
A link to the contact information for that procurement division.

Files for Download

View and download open data files for Goods and Services Identification Number on the Government of Canada's website data.gc.ca.

Publisher

Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)

Date Published

2017/01/20

Date Captured

2017/01/18

Time Period

All active

Update Frequency

Ongoing

Language

Bilingual

Description of Data

The Goods and Services Identification Number (GSIN) is used by the federal government to identify generic product descriptions for its procurement activities. GSIN codes are also connected to the procurement division responsible for the procurement of a good or service.

Source of Data

Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).

Available Formats

CSV/Text file (comma separated values file)