Development of a National Technical Specification (TS) that provides guidance and best practices for the production of insects as food and feed and that is applicable in North America. (SCC RFP 2021-13/CCN DP 2021-13)

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Tender Notice - Request for Proposal (RFP)




Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2021/06/18 16:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Region of delivery
  • Canada
End user entity
Standards Council of Canada
Procurement entity
Standards Council of Canada
Region of opportunity
  • Canada
Tendering procedure
Trade agreement
  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
Reference number
Solicitation number
SCC RFP 2021-13/CCN DP 2021-13


Insects as food and feed is popular in other regions and is gaining traction in North America. The objective of this work is to develop a National Technical Specification (TS), applicable in North America, that focuses on providing guidance and best practices for the production of insects as food and feed. This is an opportunity to support the expansion of this industry in the North American market by collaborating with experts to develop this TS.

Contact information

Contact name
McDuff, Stephanie
Contact email
Contact phone
Contact address
600-55 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa  ON
K1P 6L5


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Solicitation documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique download event (English page)Date added
ccn_dp_2021-13-ts-insectes-lalimentation-humains-et-animale_v1_2021-05-27.pdf000French- 2021-05-27
scc_rfp_2021-13-ts_-_insect-food-feed_v1_2021-05-27.pdf000English- 2021-05-27