Supplier Diversity Pilot for Catering Services in the NCR (EN578-190045/A)

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Tender Notice


Publishing status
Days to closing
2 months 4 weeks hence


Publication date
Amendment date
Date closing
2020/09/30 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)


Reference number
Solicitation number
Region of delivery
National Capital Region
Notice type
Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
Trade agreement
  • None
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive procurement strategy
N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contact Information

Contact name
Jackson, Kristine
Contact email
Contact phone
(343) 542-6608 ( )
Contact address
L'Esplanade Laurier,
East Tower 7th Floor
140 O'Connor, Street,
K1A 0R5

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Trade Agreement: NONE
Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A - P&A/LOI Only
Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No
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Supplier Diversity Pilot for Catering Services in the National Capital Region


This amendment is raised to extend the closing period from April 25th, 2019 to September 30th, 2020 and, change the contact information found on Buy and Sell.


This amendment is raised for administrative change only.


This amendment is raised to modify the link to the questionnaire.

The purpose of this letter of interest is to invite your business to participate in a supplier diversity pilot for catering services in the National Capital Region (NCR) for Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

The pilot project will run for approximately one year. The objectives of this pilot project is to compile a list of diverse suppliers and social enterprises that can deliver catering services in the NCR. Your business must qualify as a diverse supplier or social enterprise and be able to provide catering services in the NCR.  

Diverse Supplier

A diverse supplier is currently defined as a business owned or led by Canadians from underrepresented groups, such as women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. Each business is usually defined as being owned, operated and controlled by 51% of a given group (e.g., women-owned business, Indigenous-owned business, persons with disabilities-owned business, or visible minority-owned business).

Social Enterprise 

A social enterprise is currently defined as an enterprise that seeks to achieve social, cultural, or environmental aims through the sale of goods and services in which the majority of net profits must be directed to a social objective (e.g., reducing environmental impacts of its products or including local training in the community) with limited distribution to shareholders and owners.

If you would like to participate in this pilot project, please follow this link: 

or contact:

You will receive an invitation to participate and a questionnaire to be filled out.  Once you submit your responses, we will follow up to confirm whether or not you are eligible. 

1) Led, in the PSPC mandate letter context, is interpreted as operated and controlled which implies control of the management and daily business operations. 

2) Directory of Canadian Social Enterprises, 

Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.E74767.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2018-04-25
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.F74767.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2018-04-25
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.E74767.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2018-04-26
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.F74767.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2018-04-26
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.E74767.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2018-07-25
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.F74767.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2018-07-25
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.E74767.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2019-04-17
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.F74767.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2019-04-17
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.E74767.EBSU004.PDF004English- 2019-06-12
ABES.PROD.PW__PD.B151.F74767.EBSU004.PDF004French- 2019-06-12