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Using the Tender Management Application

The CanadaBuys Tender Management Application (TMA) is a secure, online service used to create tender and award notices, upload solicitation documents, and manage ongoing work. Find everything you need to get started with the TMA.

Logging in to your account

If you already have your CanadaBuys account you can log in to start using the TMA.

Log in to your account

Need help logging in or setting up your login profile?

Refer to our step-by-step guide.

How-to guides

We want to make the shift to using the CanadaBuys TMA as easy as possible. Select a resource guide below for instructions on how to create, edit or publish tender and awards notices.

Note: You will need to log in to your account first before clicking the links to view these guides.

User roles

Learn more about the user roles in the TMA.


An author creates tender and awards notices, and can amend notices they’ve created. They have access to the Author dashboard, where they’ll see all of their notices.


A publisher approves tender and awards notices to be published or cancelled on CanadaBuys. They have access to the Publisher dashboard, where they’ll see all notices that are ready for review, published or cancelled.

Dual role

Someone with a dual role can complete the tasks of both an author and publisher. They have access to both the Author and Publisher dashboards.

Reassigning notices

To reassign a tender or award notice, its author or contracting authority must contact the CanadaBuys Service Desk. They must provide the notice's title and solicitation number, as well as the name and email address of the author it should be assigned to.

Note: Please submit reassignment requests at least 3 business days ahead of time, if possible, to allow the Service Desk time for processing. If it needs to be done sooner, mark your request as “urgent.”


Find everything you need to know about using the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) in your notices.

Learn more about the UNSPSC


Need help understanding terminology used in the TMA? Use our glossary to find out what old terms or fields are called in the new system, and more.

Search the CanadaBuys glossary


Contact us directly, or find your answers using resource guides.

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