Market Intelligence
Public Sector Canada

Canada Government Procurements

The Government of Canada is one of the largest public buyers of goods and services, purchasing over $20 billion annually on behalf of federal departments and agencies. Many of these opportunities are open to U.S. companies, who can compete to win contracts regardless of whether they are based in Canada or the United States.

As the central purchasing agent, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) frequently posts tender opportunities on Buy and Sell*, an official, free, internet-based electronic tendering service. Companies can regularly visit the active tenders page or set up notifications to alert them of opportunities tailored to their business. Vendors can easily bid on these tenders by registering for a free SAP Ariba account, and acquiring a Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) business number if selected for a contract.

U.S. companies can additionally bid on provincial and territorial tenders, advertised separately on respective procurement websites and systems operated by third-party service providers. These include:

For Territories, please visit:

The U.S. Commercial Service stands ready to support U.S. companies in their government procurement pursuits in Canada.

For further information please contact Commercial Specialist Mehdi Azeriah

* The Canadian government is gradually transitioning towards Canada Buys, a more user-friendly one-stop platform, but continues to post all tenders on the Buy and Sell site.