GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT IN CANADA
According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (the “OECD”), the government of Canada’s public procurement expenditures, for goods and services, accounts for close to 33% of federal government expenditures, or slightly more than 13% of Canada’s GDP.
CONTRACTING WITHPROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS
Each province and territory of Canada independently administers and maintains its own procurement needs. The list of procurement websites are included in the page "procurement websites".
The Canadian Free Trade Agreement ("CFTA") website is also a good source for International Companies to identify sub-central government procurement opportunities, including many municipal governments.
There are also private companies that display opportunities in all levels of government. For the Federal Government Merx, Biddingo and Bidsandtenders, are private providers offering free access to information and tenders. To access detailed information or submit bids online companies need to become subscribers.
The most targeted provinces by international companies are Ontario and Quebec, and for those we will detail their procurement systems. Press the link below for access both Ontario and Quebec details.