Pricing Framework

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The Pricing Framework consists of a suite of policies, guidance, and tools that provide support for pricing in Government of Canada contracts. It exists to ensure that fair and reasonable pricing and a consistent approach is applied across all Government of Canada contracts and to contractors, demonstrating sound stewardship of public funds and ensuring best value for Canadians.

As the procurement landscape changes, the Pricing Framework components are adapting, incorporating flexibility and greater strategic pricing options, aligning pricing with the desired procurement performance objectives, and achieving best value for Canadians. See Latest Updates for further details on the current changes under considerations.

Pricing Framework Components:

Supply Manual (Chapter 4 and 10)

The Supply Manual contains policies and procedures, as well as references to acts and directives, for the procurement of goods, services and construction. It is intended primarily for the use of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) contracting officers acting in PWGSC's capacity as a common services provider, when it undertakes procurements on behalf of other Government of Canada organizations.

Chapter 4 and 10:These sections of the Supply Manual provide guidance on key areas for procurement pricing.

Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) 1031-2 - Contract Cost Principles

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual provides a listing of procurement clauses and general conditions as well as instructions on how these clauses and conditions are used.

SACC 1031-2 provides a sound basis on which Canada can evaluate costs and is included as a condition of the contract when a contract price is negotiated based on costs.

Practitioner’s Guide for Procurement Pricing

A comprehensive guide on procurement pricing for all Government of Canada contracts to aid contracting officers in the application of their professional judgement when making pricing decisions.

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