GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 12, 2016) - Public Services and Procurement Canada
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) today released a Request for Proposal for a web-based procurement service for federal government departments as part of the government's procurement modernization.
This new, modern service will replace the current 20-year-old technology. Moving from a largely paper-based service to an online business model will contribute to greening the Government of Canada's operations. The new procurement service will also speed up and simplify how the government does business and will make it easier for suppliers to find opportunities. The service will allow users to search electronic catalogues for goods and services from pre-qualified suppliers. It will also allow the government to review bids electronically.
The new Government of Canada e-procurement service will be implemented over two years. The contract is expected to be awarded in the fall of 2016.
• PSPC is one of the largest public buyers in Canada, purchasing approximately $15 billion in goods and services every year, such as office supplies, tires, professional services, and major construction and defence equipment, on behalf of federal departments and agencies.
• PSPC provides acquisition services and support to Government of Canada departments, managing more than 470,000 contracts per year.
"Part of my mandate is to modernize government purchasing. Once implemented, our new procurement portal will make procurement practices simpler, greener and less administratively burdensome, and will better support our economic policy goals."
The Honourable Judy M. Foote
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
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