Getting started

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


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.


Create your SAP Ariba account


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.


Log in to SAP Ariba


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.


Register in the Supplier Registration Information (SRI) system  


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:

Click here to learn about bidding through the existing system available on Buyandsell. 



More useful information


Download the mobile app

Access SAP Ariba from your mobile device.

Download the SAP Ariba app on the App Store
Download the SAP Ariba app on Google Play

Access tender opportunities on Buyandsell and learn more about the transition to CanadaBuys.

Stay informed, get all our latest news, and learn about upcoming events.

Learn about terms that you will use in the new online procurement services. 

Get the details about our new online services.

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