Are you interested in viewing and/or bidding on tender opportunities with the Government of Canada? To get started, you will need to register for a free account.
Government procurement is moving online
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is using SAP Ariba, a web-based tool that allows businesses to view and bid on opportunities with the Government of Canada. All procurement that PSPC manages for the Government of Canada will take place on this tool and businesses will need an account. We are making this transition over time and in phases.
To learn more about this exciting change, visit our About us page.
Getting prepared to sell to the government
- Learn about the basics of procurement
- Register for an overview of the Government's new online procurement tools and services
- Register for a seminar on finding opportunities and supplying goods and services to the Government of Canada during COVID-19
Register your business
During the transition to online procurement, you will be able to bid on some tender opportunities through SAP Ariba, while others will continue to require bid submission through existing methods. Each procurement opportunity will clearly detail the delivery method to be used to submit a bid. This means that you may need to register in both SAP Ariba and the Supplier Registration Information (SRI) system.
To do business with the Government of Canada, you will need a business number from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). This applies regardless of the business size. You do not need the number in order to create your SAP Ariba account, but you will need it if you win a contract.
Visit the CRA website to learn how to get your business number.
If you do not represent a business and only want to view tender opportunities posted in SAP Ariba, you will still need to register for a free account.
Get your SAP Ariba account
Consult our registration checklist to know what you will need before you create your account. You can also read our step-by-step guide on how to create a free account. Registering and completing your company profile in advance will save you time and will let you put all of your focus on preparing your bid when the time comes. Click on the button below when you are ready to start the registration process.
CanadaBuys is here to support you through this change. For help, call, email, or chat with our Service Desk.
Your business may already have an account
Millions of companies around the world use SAP Ariba, so your business may already have an account. If you are unsure if your business already has an account, use the feature that allows you to search by business name.
If you already have an account, you will simply need to answer a few additional questions about your business in order to view and bid on Government of Canada tender opportunities. Click on the button below to log in to SAP Ariba and complete your company profile.
Register in the Supplier Registration Information (SRI) system
To bid on tender opportunities not yet managed in SAP Ariba, you will need to register in the Supplier Registration Information (SRI) system and obtain a procurement business number. This number is required for award of contracts that are not managed online through SAP Ariba.
If you are already registered in the SRI system, verify that your supplier registration information is up-to-date.
Find tender opportunities
The transition to online bidding will take place gradually by product or service categories. We are continuing to make all tender opportunities available through Buyandsell on Canada’s government electronic tendering service. It will look and feel the same. The only difference is some of those tender opportunities will now redirect you to SAP Ariba, where you will be able to view tender opportunity details as well as bid online.
Bid on tender opportunities
Once you have registered to do business with the Government of Canada, and you’ve found a tendering opportunity that interests you, you can start the bidding process.
To learn about how to view the details of a tender opportunity and to bid in SAP Ariba, read the following helpful how-to guides:
- Responding to tender opportunities on Ariba Discovery
- Purchase order management in SAP Ariba
- Creating order confirmations and advance ship notices in SAP Ariba
More useful information
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