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Archived - Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions Manual

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The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual provides information on clauses and conditions, as well as instructions on how they are used in the contracting process. 

Note: The SACC Manual is no longer being maintained as of June 2023. Any clause labelled as “Active” in the manual is considered archived. This is part of Public Services and Procurement Canada’s modernization efforts.

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Main Content

Table of contents

Using the SACC Manual

INTRO

Table of Contents

  • How to use SACC Clauses
    • Reference clauses
    • Full text clauses
    • Copy and paste into a Word document
  • How the SACC Manual is organized
    • Section 1 - Standard Instructions
    • Section 2 - Templates
    • Section 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions
    • Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses
  • Updates to the SACC Manual
  • SACC Manual Field Definitions
  • Ask questions - get help
  • Authority

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual is intended to provide suppliers and clients of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) with information on clauses and conditions used by PWGSC Acquisitions Branch contracting officers in the contracting process for procuring goods and services on behalf of client departments. Its contents are referred to in bidding opportunities and contracting activities.

The SACC Manual is designed to make dealing with the government more time and cost efficient by reducing the level of detailed text contained within the various procurement documents.

In ensuring that all procurement activities are conducted in accordance with the Official Languages Act (OLA), all content within the SACC Manual is available in both official languages (French and English).

How to use SACC clauses

The following information provides guidance on how to use SACC clauses.

Reference clauses

Reference clauses are those clauses and conditions that bidders and suppliers must refer to the SACC Manual to obtain the full text. They are incorporated by reference in the solicitation or contractual document, as appropriate. Standard Instructions, General Conditions, Supplemental General Conditions and certain clauses are "incorporated by reference". The actual text in force in the contract is written out in full in the SACC Manual, rather than repeating them ad infinitum through all of the documents. This is done in part for reasons of economy and ecology. Procurement documents will contain references to specific standard instructions, general conditions and clauses which will apply to that particular requirement. Clause references will include the clause ID number, its effective date and its title (e.g. B1204C (2011-05-16) Shelf Life).

Full text clauses

Full text clauses are those clauses where the complete clause text must be inserted in the solicitation or the contractual document, as appropriate. Users must not insert full text clauses with either the date or the clause ID number as such would cause a potential conflict with the SACC clause, especially where changes to the full text clause may have been made.

Most full text clauses are fill-in clauses that require the insertion of specific information by the contracting officer or the bidder/supplier (e.g. B7012T (2008-05-12) Pre-production Samples - Clothing).

Copy and Paste into a Word document

In order to retain the numbering system within the text of a clause, contracting officers should first copy and paste the clause into a Word document, then copy it from that Word document and paste it in their Word document or template by clicking the Paste Options icon and choosing the option "match destination formatting".

How the SACC Manual is organized

The SACC Manual is organized to follow the progression of information presented in procurement documents.

The SACC Manual contains information on current clauses and general conditions as well as instructions on how these clauses and conditions are used. The manual also contains a complete text of previous clauses and conditions which have been either cancelled or superseded.

The PWGSC Supply Manual must be read as a complementary document to the SACC Manual.

Section 1 - Standard Instructions

Standard instructions are included in all solicitations (competitive and non-competitive). The standard instructions to include is determined based on the nature of the solicitation method. The standard instructions are always incorporated by reference and form part of the solicitation document.

Supplemental standard instructions are also included in this section.

Section 2 - Templates

Public Works and Government Services Canada has implemented departmental standard procurement templates to facilitate the use of the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) by the Acquisitions Branch contracting officers in their acquisition documents for the procurement of goods and services on behalf of client departments.

There are currently five procurement templates addressing the different methods of supply and complexity of solicitations for competitive and non-competitive procurements.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

Sections 3 and 4 present those sets of general conditions that will apply to and form part of any contract resulting from the solicitation which form the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC are built.

Section 3, General Conditions, defines the basic sets of conditions which apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. 2035, General Conditions - Higher Complexity - Services).

Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas unique to specific subclasses of contracts (e.g. 4005, Telecommunications Services and Products).

Each section within a General Conditions set has its own effective date. The General Conditions set as a whole has an effective date which is determined by the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

Section 5 contains a collection of procurement clauses, common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual clauses, incorporated by reference into a solicitation or contract by their number, effective date and title, can be found in this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A to V) is devoted to a particular subject area. Note that some subsections have not been assigned at this time.

Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as follows:

  1. the first alphabetic character (A to Z) indicates the subsection in Section 5;
  2. the four numeric characters (0000 to 9999) indicate the clause's position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;
  3. the final alphabetic character (T or C) indicates the type of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = Tender (Solicitation); C = Contract).

Example: Clause C0004T, Price Certification - Canadian Agency and Resale Outlets. This is the fourth clause found in subsection C - Price, of Section 5 and is used in solicitations.

Updates to the SACC Manual

SACC clauses and conditions are updated as required and future solicitations and contracts will incorporate the new ones. This does not affect existing solicitations and contractual documents which reference an item by ID Number and date, unless specifically amended by the contracting authority in a solicitation amendment or contract amendment.

SACC Manual Field Definitions

The following is a definition list of the data fields used to present information from the Standard Instructions, Conditions and Clauses.

Item Title
This element contains the title of a SACC item.
ID
This element refers to a SACC item's unique identification consisting of a sequence of characters and/or digits. The first digit identifies the SACC Manual Section, referred to as the Parent Section.
Effective Date
The date on which a SACC item becomes in effect.
Parent Section
The section of the Manual that the item belongs to; e.g. Section 1 - Standard Instructions, Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses and relevant subsection, e.g. 5A.
SACC Manual Item Status
The status of a SACC item must be one of the following:
  • Active: the item is currently in effect
  • Superseded: the item has been replaced by another
  • Cancelled: the item has been cancelled
SACC Manual Item Usage
The usage of an item is either "reference" or "full text". Reference clauses are those SACC clauses and conditions that bidders and suppliers must refer to the SACC Manual to obtain the full text. Full text clauses are those SACC Clauses where the complete clause text must be inserted in the solicitation or the contractual document. Most full text clauses are fill-in clauses that require the insertion of specific information.
Revision History
Revision History of a SACC Manual item can be found in chronological order. Users can sort the revision history of an item by "Status", "ID", "Date", "Title", "Superseded by". The revision history provides details about the historical changes made to an item, e.g. each time an item has been replaced (superseded) by another one, which revision date has been cancelled.
Remarks
Remarks are provided for many items and especially for clauses. These remarks are intended to provide contracting officers with instructions that are associated with the recommended use of an item. The use of a particular item in bid solicitations, contracts, standing offers or supply arrangements is determined by the contracting officer after an examination of the specific requirement and any special circumstances which surround it.
Text
This field contains the legal text of a SACC item.

Ask questions - get help

For more information or if you require further assistance, please use the Procurement Policy Contact web form.

Authority

Sections 20 and 21 of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act provide the necessary contracting powers of the Minister, including the power to fix terms and conditions of contracts, and instructions, terms and conditions with respect to other documents relating to contracts and their formation. Section 22 of the Act gives the Minister the power to incorporate contractual clauses by reference.

Revision History (click to expand)

Table of Contents

  • How to use SACC Clauses
    • Reference clauses
    • Full text clauses
    • Copy and paste into a Word document
  • How the SACC Manual is organized
    • Section 1 - Standard Instructions
    • Section 2 - Templates
    • Section 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions
    • Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses
  • Updates to the SACC Manual
  • SACC Manual Field Definitions
  • Ask questions - get help
  • Authority

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual is intended to provide suppliers and clients of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) with information on clauses and conditions used by PWGSC Acquisitions Branch contracting officers in the contracting process for procuring goods and services on behalf of client departments. Its contents are referred to in bidding opportunities and contracting activities.

The SACC Manual is designed to make dealing with the government more time and cost efficient by reducing the level of detailed text contained within the various procurement documents.

How to use SACC clauses

The following information provides guidance on how to use SACC clauses.

Reference clauses

Reference clauses are those clauses and conditions that bidders and suppliers must refer to the SACC Manual to obtain the full text. They are incorporated by reference in the solicitation or contractual document, as appropriate. Standard Instructions, General Conditions, Supplemental General Conditions and certain clauses are "incorporated by reference". The actual text in force in the contract is written out in full in the SACC Manual, rather than repeating them ad infinitum through all of the documents. This is done in part for reasons of economy and ecology. Procurement documents will contain references to specific standard instructions, general conditions and clauses which will apply to that particular requirement. Clause references will include the clause ID number, its effective date and its title (e.g. B1204C (2011-05-16) Shelf Life).

Full text clauses

Full text clauses are those clauses where the complete clause text must be inserted in the solicitation or the contractual document, as appropriate. Users must not insert full text clauses with either the date or the clause ID number as such would cause a potential conflict with the SACC clause, especially where changes to the full text clause may have been made.

Most full text clauses are fill-in clauses that require the insertion of specific information by the contracting officer or the bidder/supplier (e.g. B7012T (2008-05-12) Pre-production Samples - Clothing).

Copy and Paste into a Word document

In order to retain the numbering system within the text of a clause, contracting officers should first copy and paste the clause into a Word document, then copy it from that Word document and paste it in their Word document or template by clicking the Paste Options icon and choosing the option "match destination formatting".

How the SACC Manual is organized

The SACC Manual is organized to follow the progression of information presented in procurement documents.

The SACC Manual contains information on current clauses and general conditions as well as instructions on how these clauses and conditions are used. The manual also contains a complete text of previous clauses and conditions which have been either cancelled or superseded.

The PWGSC Supply Manual must be read as a complementary document to the SACC Manual.

Section 1 - Standard Instructions

Standard instructions are included in all solicitations (competitive and non-competitive). The standard instructions to include is determined based on the nature of the solicitation method. The standard instructions are always incorporated by reference and form part of the solicitation document.

Supplemental standard instructions are also included in this section.

Section 2 - Templates

Public Works and Government Services Canada has implemented departmental standard procurement templates to facilitate the use of the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) by the Acquisitions Branch contracting officers in their acquisition documents for the procurement of goods and services on behalf of client departments.

There are currently five procurement templates addressing the different methods of supply and complexity of solicitations for competitive and non-competitive procurements.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

Sections 3 and 4 present those sets of general conditions that will apply to and form part of any contract resulting from the solicitation which form the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC are built.

Section 3, General Conditions, defines the basic sets of conditions which apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. 2035, General Conditions - Higher Complexity - Services).

Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas unique to specific subclasses of contracts (e.g. 4005, Telecommunications Services and Products).

Each section within a General Conditions set has its own effective date. The General Conditions set as a whole has an effective date which is determined by the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

Section 5 contains a collection of procurement clauses, common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual clauses, incorporated by reference into a solicitation or contract by their number, effective date and title, can be found in this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A to V) is devoted to a particular subject area. Note that some subsections have not been assigned at this time.

Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as follows:

  1. the first alphabetic character (A to Z) indicates the subsection in Section 5;
  2. the four numeric characters (0000 to 9999) indicate the clause's position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;
  3. the final alphabetic character (T or C) indicates the type of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = Tender (Solicitation); C = Contract).

Example: Clause C0004T, Price Certification - Canadian Agency and Resale Outlets. This is the fourth clause found in subsection C - Price, of Section 5 and is used in solicitations.

Updates to the SACC Manual

SACC clauses and conditions are updated as required and future solicitations and contracts will incorporate the new ones. This does not affect existing solicitations and contractual documents which reference an item by ID Number and date, unless specifically amended by the contracting authority in a solicitation amendment or contract amendment.

SACC Manual Field Definitions

The following is a definition list of the data fields used to present information from the Standard Instructions, Conditions and Clauses.

Item Title
This element contains the title of a SACC item.
ID
This element refers to a SACC item's unique identification consisting of a sequence of characters and/or digits. The first digit identifies the SACC Manual Section, referred to as the Parent Section.
Effective Date
The date on which a SACC item becomes in effect.
Parent Section
The section of the Manual that the item belongs to; e.g. Section 1 - Standard Instructions, Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses and relevant subsection, e.g. 5A.
SACC Manual Item Status
The status of a SACC item must be one of the following:
  • Active: the item is currently in effect
  • Superseded: the item has been replaced by another
  • Cancelled: the item has been cancelled
SACC Manual Item Usage
The usage of an item is either "reference" or "full text". Reference clauses are those SACC clauses and conditions that bidders and suppliers must refer to the SACC Manual to obtain the full text. Full text clauses are those SACC Clauses where the complete clause text must be inserted in the solicitation or the contractual document. Most full text clauses are fill-in clauses that require the insertion of specific information.
Revision History
Revision History of a SACC Manual item can be found in chronological order. Users can sort the revision history of an item by "Status", "ID", "Date", "Title", "Superseded by". The revision history provides details about the historical changes made to an item, e.g. each time an item has been replaced (superseded) by another one, which revision date has been cancelled.
Remarks
Remarks are provided for many items and especially for clauses. These remarks are intended to provide contracting officers with instructions that are associated with the recommended use of an item. The use of a particular item in bid solicitations, contracts, standing offers or supply arrangements is determined by the contracting officer after an examination of the specific requirement and any special circumstances which surround it.
Text
This field contains the legal text of a SACC item.

Ask questions - get help

For more information or if you require further assistance, please use the Procurement Policy Contact web form.

Authority

Sections 20 and 21 of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act provide the necessary contracting powers of the Minister, including the power to fix terms and conditions of contracts, and instructions, terms and conditions with respect to other documents relating to contracts and their formation. Section 22 of the Act gives the Minister the power to incorporate contractual clauses by reference.

Table of Contents

  • How to use SACC Clauses
    • Reference clauses
    • Full text clauses
    • Copy and paste into a Word document
  • How the SACC Manual is organized
    • Section 1 - Standard Instructions
    • Section 2 - Templates
    • Section 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions
    • Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses
  • Updates to the SACC Manual
  • SACC Manual Field Definitions
  • Ask questions - get help
  • Authority

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual is intended to provide suppliers and clients of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) with information on clauses and conditions used by PWGSC Acquisitions Branch contracting officers in the contracting process for procuring goods and services on behalf of client departments. Its contents are referred to in bidding opportunities and contracting activities.

The SACC Manual is designed to make dealing with the government more time and cost efficient by reducing the level of detailed text contained within the various procurement documents.

How to use SACC clauses

Reference clauses

Reference clauses are those clauses and conditions that bidders and suppliers must refer to the SACC Manual to obtain the full text. They are incorporated by reference in the solicitation or contractual document, as appropriate. Standard Instructions, General Conditions, Supplemental General Conditions and certain clauses are "incorporated by reference". The actual text in force in the contract is written out in full in the SACC Manual, rather than repeating them ad infinitum through all of the documents. This is done in part for reasons of economy and ecology. Procurement documents will contain references to specific standard instructions, general conditions and clauses which will apply to that particular requirement. Clause references will include the clause ID number, its effective date and its title (e.g. B1204C (2011-05-16) Shelf Life).

Full text clauses

Full text clauses are those clauses where the complete clause text must be inserted in the solicitation or the contractual document, as appropriate. Users must not insert full text clauses with either the date or the clause ID number as such would cause a potential conflict with the SACC clause, especially where changes to the full text clause may have been made.

Most full text clauses are fill-in clauses that require the insertion of specific information by the contracting officer or the bidder/supplier (e.g. B7012T (2008-05-12) Pre-production Samples - Clothing).

Copy and Paste into a Word document

In order to retain the numbering system within the text of a clause, contracting officers should first copy and paste the clause into a Word document, then copy it from that Word document and paste it in their Word document or template by clicking the Paste Options icon and choosing the option "match destination formatting".

How the SACC Manual is organized

The SACC Manual is organized to follow the progression of information presented in procurement documents.

The SACC Manual contains information on current clauses and general conditions as well as instructions on how these clauses and conditions are used. The manual also contains a complete text of previous clauses and conditions which have been either cancelled or superseded.

The PWGSC Supply Manual must be read as a complementary document to the SACC Manual.

Section 1 - Standard Instructions

Standard instructions are included in all solicitations (competitive and non-competitive). The standard instructions to include is determined based on the nature of the solicitation method. The standard instructions are always incorporated by reference and form part of the solicitation document.

Supplemental standard instructions are also included in this section.

Section 2 - Templates

Public Works and Government Services Canada has implemented departmental standard procurement templates to facilitate the use of the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) by the Acquisitions Branch contracting officers in their acquisition documents for the procurement of goods and services on behalf of client departments.

There are currently five procurement templates addressing the different methods of supply and complexity of solicitations for competitive and non-competitive procurements.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

Sections 3 and 4 present those sets of general conditions that will apply to and form part of any contract resulting from the solicitation which form the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC are built.

Section 3, General Conditions, defines the basic sets of conditions which apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. 2035, General Conditions - Higher Complexity - Services).

Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas unique to specific subclasses of contracts (e.g. 4005, Telecommunications Services and Products).

Each section within a General Conditions set has its own effective date. The General Conditions set as a whole has an effective date which is determined by the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

Section 5 contains a collection of procurement clauses, common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual clauses, incorporated by reference into a solicitation or contract by their number, effective date and title, can be found in this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A to V) is devoted to a particular subject area. Note that some subsections have not been assigned at this time.

Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as follows:

  1. the first alphabetic character (A to Z) indicates the subsection in Section 5;
  2. the four numeric characters (0000 to 9999) indicate the clause's position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;
  3. the final alphabetic character (T or C) indicates the type of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = Tender (Solicitation); C = Contract).

Example: Clause C0004T, Price Certification - Canadian Agency and Resale Outlets. This is the fourth clause found in subsection C - Price, of Section 5 and is used in solicitations.

Updates to the SACC Manual

SACC clauses and conditions are updated as required and future solicitations and contracts will incorporate the new ones. This does not affect existing solicitations and contractual documents which reference an item by ID Number and date, unless specifically amended by the contracting authority in a solicitation amendment or contract amendment.

SACC Manual Field Definitions

The following is a definition list of the data fields used to present information from the Standard Instructions, Conditions and Clauses.

Item Title
This element contains the title of a SACC item.
ID
This element refers to a SACC item's unique identification consisting of a sequence of characters and/or digits. The first digit identifies the SACC Manual Section, referred to as the Parent Section.
Effective Date
The date on which a SACC item becomes in effect.
Parent Section
The section of the Manual that the item belongs to; e.g. Section 1 - Standard Instructions, Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses and relevant subsection, e.g. 5A.
SACC Manual Item Status
The status of a SACC item must be one of the following:
  • Active: the item is currently in effect
  • Superseded: the item has been replaced by another
  • Cancelled: the item has been cancelled
SACC Manual Item Usage
The usage of an item is either "reference" or "full text". Reference clauses are those SACC clauses and conditions that bidders and suppliers must refer to the SACC Manual to obtain the full text. Full text clauses are those SACC Clauses where the complete clause text must be inserted in the solicitation or the contractual document. Most full text clauses are fill-in clauses that require the insertion of specific information.
Revision History
Revision History of a SACC Manual item can be found in chronological order. Users can sort the revision history of an item by "Status", "ID", "Date", "Title", "Superseded by". The revision history provides details about the historical changes made to an item, e.g. each time an item has been replaced (superseded) by another one, which revision date has been cancelled.
Remarks
Remarks are provided for many items and especially for clauses. These remarks are intended to provide contracting officers with instructions that are associated with the recommended use of an item. The use of a particular item in bid solicitations, contracts, standing offers or supply arrangements is determined by the contracting officer after an examination of the specific requirement and any special circumstances which surround it.
Text
This field contains the legal text of a SACC item.

Ask questions - get help

For more information or if you require further assistance, please use the Procurement Policy Contact web form.

Authority

Sections 20 and 21 of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act provide the necessary contracting powers of the Minister, including the power to fix terms and conditions of contracts, and instructions, terms and conditions with respect to other documents relating to contracts and their formation. Section 22 of the Act gives the Minister the power to incorporate contractual clauses by reference.

Authority

Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act:

"21.(1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of contracts, and instructions and terms and conditions with respect to other documents relating to contracts and their formation.

Designation (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be identified by number or other designation and may be incorporated in a contract or other document by reference to their number or other designation.

Publication (3) The Minister may, by regulation, prescribe the electronic or other means by which a term, condition or instruction, including its identification number or other designation, shall be published."

Distribution

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual is produced in two electronic versions - HTML and PDF. Both versions contain information on current clauses and conditions as well as instructions on how these clauses and conditions are used. They also provide the reader with the complete text of previous general conditions, supplemental general conditions and/or clause found in the Manual, that have been either cancelled or superseded.

Structure

The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of information presented in procurement documents:

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000T, located at the beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Templates

Departmental Standard Procurement Templates

This section provides templates for low dollar value, medium complexity and high complexity requirements, requests for standing offers and requests for supply arrangements, as well as the procedures for their use.

The development of the standard procurement documents is an initiative of the Department whose objectives are to standardize procurement terminology, simplify the language, and ensure more consistency and uniformity in acquisition documents issued by the Department.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

  1. These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC are built.
    1. Section 3, General Conditions, defines the basic sets of conditions which apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. 2010A, General Conditions - Goods (Medium Complexity)).
    2. Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas unique to specific subclasses of contracts (e.g. 4001, Hardware Purchase, Lease and Maintenance).
  2. Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

  1. This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or contract by their number, effective date and title, can be found in this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not been assigned at this time.
  2. Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as follows:
    1. the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection in Section 5;
    2. the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;
    3. the final alphabetic character (T or C) indicates the type of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = Tender; C = Contract ).

Example: Clause C0004T, Price Certification - Canadian Agency and Resale Outlets. This is the fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, of Section 5 and is used in bid solicitations.

Use of the Manual

  1. Incorporation by Reference clauses (R)

    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its effective date and its title (e.g. B1505C (2006-06-16) Shipment of Hazardous Materials). All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in Section 5 of this Manual.

  2. Fill-in clauses (F)

    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the contracting officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be produced in full text in procurement documents.

    NOTE: In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing in full text in a procurement document will override any version set out in the Manual.

  3. Updates

    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, produced in full text or incorporated by reference in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from time to time in the SACC Manual. When this happens, the version used in an already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, unless the updated version is legally incorporated.

Enquiries

Enquiries on the content of the Manual may be directed to: NCR.ACQBPOLICIES@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca.

AUTHORITY

Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
Services Act:

       "21.(1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of contracts, and 
       instructions and terms and conditions with respect to other 
       documents relating to contracts and their formation.

       Designation (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be 
       identified by number or other designation and may be incorporated in 
       a contract or other document by reference to their number or other 
       designation.

       Publication (3) The Minister may, by regulation, prescribe the 
       electronic or other means by which a term, condition or instruction, 
       including its identification number or other designation, shall be 
       published."

DISTRIBUTION

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual is produced 
in two electronic versions -  HTML and PDF.  Both versions contain 
information on current clauses and conditions as well as instructions on 
how these clauses and conditions are used.  They also provide the reader 
with the complete text of previous general conditions, supplemental general 
conditions and/or clause found in the Manual, that have been either 
cancelled or superseded.

STRUCTURE

The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of information 
presented in procurement documents:

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and contracts, 
or included as attachments, these instructions and conditions are now 
identified in standard clause A0000T, located at the beginning of the 
clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Templates and Forms

Departmental Plain Language Standard Procurement Templates for Goods and 
Services

This section provides templates for Low Dollar Value and Medium Complexity 
requirements as well as the procedures for their use.

The development of the Plain Language Standard Procurement documents is an 
on-going initiative whose objectives are to standardize procurement 
terminology, simplify the language, and ensure more consistency and 
uniformity in acquisition documents issued by the Department.

Forms

This section contains a listing of PWGSC forms available on PWGSC Website 
and which are commonly used in the procurement process, such as PWGSC-TPSGC 
1111, Claim for Progress Payment, and PWGSC-TPSGC 9411, Claim for Exchange 
Rate Adjustments.  A number of forms commonly-used in real property 
contracting are also included.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

1.     These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built.

       (a)    Section 3, General Conditions, defines the basic sets of 
              conditions which apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. 
              9601, General Conditions - Long Form).

       (b)    Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas 
              unique to specific subclasses of contracts (e.g. 1028, Ship 
              Construction - Firm Price).

2.     Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date.  The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

1.     This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts.  The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual.  Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area.  Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

2.     Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification.  This is the fourth 
              sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, of Section 5 
              and is used in Tender (solicitation) documents.

USE OF THE MANUAL

1.     Incorporation by Reference clauses (R)
Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific clauses 
and general conditions which will apply to that particular requirement. 
Clause references will include the clause number, its effective date and 
its title (e.g. B1504D (16/02/98) State of Charge).  All clauses referred 
to in this manner can be found in Section 5 of this Manual.

2.     Fill-in clauses (F)
Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
contracting officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be produced in 
full on procurement documents.

NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between solicitation 
              documents and the Manual, any clause appearing in full text 
              in a procurement document will override any version set out 
              in the Manual.

3.     Updates

Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from time to 
time.  When this happens, the version used in an already-issued document 
will remain in effect in that document, unless the updated version is 
legally incorporated.

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries on the content of the Manual may be directed to the Webmaster: 
NCR.ACQ.Webmaster@pwgsc.gc.ca.


AUTHORITY

Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
Services Act:

       "21.(1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of contracts, and 
       instructions and terms and conditions with respect to other 
       documents relating to contracts and their formation.

       Designation (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be 
       identified by number or other designation and may be incorporated in 
       a contract or other document by reference to their number or other 
       designation.

       Publication (3) The Minister may, by regulation, prescribe the 
       electronic or other means by which a term, condition or instruction, 
       including its identification number or other designation, shall be 
       published."

DISTRIBUTION

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual is produced 
in two electronic versions -  html - pdf.  Both versions contain 
information on current clauses and conditions as well as instructions on 
how these clauses and conditions are used.  They also provide the reader 
with the complete text of previous general conditions, supplemental general 
conditions and/or clause found in the Manual, that have been either 
cancelled or superseded.

STRUCTURE

The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of information 
presented in procurement documents:

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and contracts, 
or included as attachments, these instructions and conditions are now 
identified in standard clause A0000T, located at the beginning of the 
clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Forms

This section contains a listing of PWGSC forms available on PWGSC Website 
and which are commonly used in the procurement process, such as PWGSC-TPSGC 
1111, Claim for Progress Payment, and PWGSC-TPSGC 9411, Claim for Exchange 
Rate Adjustments; a number of forms used in real property contracting are 
also included.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

1.     These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built.

       (a)    Section 3, General Conditions, defines the basic sets of 
              conditions which apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. 
              9601, General Conditions - Long Form).

       (b)    Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas 
              unique to specific subclasses of contracts (e.g. 1028, Ship 
              Construction - Firm Price).
 
2.     Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date.  The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

1.     This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts.  The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual.  Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area.  Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

2.     Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification.  This is the fourth 
              sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, of Section 5 
              and is used in Tender (solicitation) documents.

USE OF THE MANUAL

1.     Incorporation by Reference clauses (R)
Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific clauses 
and general conditions which will apply to that particular requirement. 
Clause references will include the clause number, its effective date and 
its title (e.g. B1504D (16/02/98) State of Charge).  All clauses referred 
to in this manner can be found in Section 5 of this Manual.

2.     Fill-in clauses (F)
Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
contracting officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be produced in 
full on procurement documents.

NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between solicitation 
              documents and the Manual, any clause appearing in full text 
              in a procurement document will override any version set out 
              in the Manual.

3.     Updates

Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from time to 
time.  When this happens, the version used in an already-issued document 
will remain in effect in that document, unless the updated version is 
legally incorporated.

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries on the content of the Manual may be directed to the Webmaster: 
NCR.ACQ.Webmaster@pwgsc.gc.ca.


AUTHORITY

Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
Services Act:

       "21.(1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of contracts, and 
       instructions and terms and conditions with respect to other 
       documents relating to contracts and their formation.

       Designation
       (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be identified by 
       number or other designation and may be incorporated in a contract or 
       other document by reference to their number or other designation.

       Publication
       (3) The Minister may, by regulation, prescribe the electronic or 
       other means by which a term, condition or instruction, including its 
       identification number or other designation, shall be published." 

DISTRIBUTION

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual is produced 
in two electronic versions - "html" and "pdf".  Both versions contain 
information on current clauses and conditions as well as instructions on 
how these clauses and conditions are used.  They also provide the reader 
with the complete text of previous general conditions, supplemental general 
conditions and/or clause found in the Manual, that have been either 
cancelled or superseded.

STRUCTURE

The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of information 
presented in procurement documents:

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and contracts, 
or included as attachments, these instructions and conditions are now 
identified in standard clause A0000T, located at the beginning of the 
clause section in procurement documents.


Section 2 - Forms

This section contains a listing of PWGSC forms available on PWGSC Website 
and which are commonly used in the procurement process, such as PWGSC-TPSGC 
1111, Claim for Progress Payment and PWGSC-TPSGC 9411, Claim for Exchange 
Rate Adjustments, and a number of forms used in real property contracting 
are also included.


Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

1.     These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built.

       (a)    Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which apply to 
              specific classes of contracts (e.g. 1011A - General 
              Conditions - United States Purchases).

       (b)    Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas 
              unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. 1028 - 
              Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - Firm 
              Price).

2.     Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date.  The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.


Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

1.     This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts.  The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual.  Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area.  Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

2.     Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification.  This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.

USE OF THE MANUAL

1.     Reference clauses (R)

       Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (01/06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities).  All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

2.     Fill-in clauses (F)

       Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       contracting officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
                     solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause 
                     appearing in full text in a procurement document will 
                     override any version set out in the Manual.

Updates

Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from time to 
time.  When this happens, the version used in an already-issued document 
will remain in effect in that document, unless the updated version is 
legally incorporated.

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries on the content of the Manual may be directed to the Webmaster:  
ncr.sosb.webmaster@pwgsc.gc.ca



AUTHORITY

Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
Services Act:

       "21.(1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of contracts, and 
       instructions and terms and conditions with respect to other 
       documents relating to contracts and their formation.

       Designation
       (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be identified by 
       number or other designation and may be incorporated in a contract or 
       other document by reference to their number or other designation.

       Publication
       (3) The Minister may, by regulation, prescribe the electronic or 
       other means by which a term, condition or instruction, including its 
       identification number or other designation, shall be published." 

DISTRIBUTION

The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual is produced 
in two electronic versions - "html" and "pdf".  Both versions contain 
information on current clauses and conditions as well as instructions on 
how these clauses and conditions are used.  They also provide the reader 
with the complete text of previous general conditions, supplemental general 
conditions and/or clause found in the Manual, that have been either 
cancelled or superseded.

STRUCTURE

The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of information 
presented in procurement documents:

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and contracts, 
or included as attachments, these instructions and conditions are now 
identified in standard clause A0000T, located at the beginning of the 
clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Forms

1.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process.  
       Forms included are:

       (a)    Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment 
              (Form 2.1.1)

       (b)    Information on Incumbent Employees (Form 2.9.1)

2.     The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document.  In certain 
       cases, the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for 
       the perusal and/or use of the reader.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

1.     These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built.

       (a)    Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which apply to 
              specific classes of contracts (e.g. 1011A - General 
              Conditions - United States Purchases). 
       (b)    Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas 
              unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. 1028 - 
              Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - Firm 
              Price).

2.     Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date.  The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

1.     This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts.  The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual.  Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area.  Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

2.     Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification.  This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.

USE OF THE MANUAL

1.     Reference clauses (R)

       Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (01/06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities).  All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

2.     Fill-in clauses (F)

       Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       contracting officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
                     solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause 
                     appearing in full text in a procurement document will 
                     override any version set out in the Manual.

Updates

Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from time to 
time.  When this happens, the version used in an already-issued document 
will remain in effect in that document, unless the updated version is 
legally incorporated.

ENQUIRIES
 
Enquiries on the content of the Manual may be directed to the Webmaster:  
ncr.sosb.webmaster@pwgsc.gc.ca


AUTHORITY

1.     Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
Services Act:

       "21.(1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of contracts, and 
       instructions and terms and conditions with respect to other 
       documents relating to contracts and their formation.

       Designation
       (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be identified by 
       number or other designation and may be incorporated in a contract or 
       other document by reference to their number or other designation.

       Publication
       (3) The Minister may, by regulation, prescribe the electronic or 
       other means by which a term, condition or instruction, including its 
       identification number or other designation, shall be published."

DISTRIBUTION

2.     The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual has 
       been produced in both conventional (print) and electronic format.  
       Both versions contain information on current clauses and conditions 
       as well as instructions on how these clauses and conditions are used.  
       The electronic version also contains the complete text of previous 
       clauses that have been either cancelled or superseded.

       (a)    The print version may be purchased in English and/or French, 
              from Canadian Government Publishing (See "Subscription to 
              Print Version" below for address and phone number).  Copies 
              have also been distributed to Canadian public libraries 
              through the Depository Services Program.

       (b)    The electronic version is available through the following 
              Internet sites:

              Public Works and Government Services Canada:
              http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/sacc

              Contracts Canada:
              http://www.contractscanada.gc.ca

Amendments

3.     The electronic version will automatically be updated as amendments 
       to the Manual are released.

4.     Subscribers to the print version will be provided with amendments on 
       a Standing Order basis - the cost of each update will depend on the 
       number of pages it contains.  In most instances, this will mean 
       replacing individual pages of the print version while in others, 
       whole sections or subsections may require replacement.  PWGSC will 
       provide a Synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has been 
       changed.

NOTE:  Users are urged to read these amendments immediately and register 
       these updates on the Record of Amendments page at the beginning of 
       the Manual.

Subscription to Print Version

5.     Any questions regarding a subscription (new and/or cancellation; 
       change in name or address; complaints; page(s) missing, etc.) should 
       be directed to:

       Canadian Government Publishing
       Communication Canada
       Ottawa, Canada
       K1A 0S9

       Telephone:    (819) 956-4800
       Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498
       Orders only:  1-800-635-7943
 
       Reference:
       Catalogue No. P60-4/1-(____)E (English)
                     P60-4/1-(____)F (French)

STRUCTURE

6.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents:


Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

7.     Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000T, located at 
       the beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.


Section 2 - Forms

8.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process.  
       Forms included are:

       (a)    Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment (
              Form 2.1.1)

       (b)    Information on Incumbent Employees (Form 2.9.1)

       (c)    Claim for Exchange Rate Adjustments - PWGSC-TPSGC 9411 (Annex 
              B).

       The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document.  In certain 
       cases, the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for 
       the perusal and/or use of the reader.


Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

9.     These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built.  

       (a)    Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which apply to 
              specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1011A - General 
              Conditions - United States Purchases).

       (b)    Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas 
              unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 
              1028 - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - 
              Firm Price).

10.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date.  The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.


Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

11.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts.  The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual.  Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

12.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;
 
       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.


Section 6 - Indexes

13.    The print version provides two indexes: Index by Title and Index by 
       Reference Number.


USE OF THE MANUAL

Reference clauses (R)

14.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (01/06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities).  All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

Fill-in clauses (F)

15.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       contracting officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override any 
              version set out in the Manual.

Updates

16.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time.  When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.


ENQUIRIES

17.    Enquiries on the content of the Guide may be directed to:

       Printed version:     (819) 956-0879

       Electronic version (Internet): Webmaster: ncr.sosb.webmaster@pwgsc.gc.ca




AUTHORITY

1.     Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
Services Act:

              "21.(1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of 
              contracts, and instructions and terms and conditions with 
              respect to other documents relating to contracts and their 
              formation.

              (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be 
              identified by number or other designation and may be 
              incorporated in a contract or other document by reference to 
              their number or other designation."

DISTRIBUTION

2.     The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual has 
       been produced in both conventional (print) and electronic format.  
       Both versions contain information on current clauses and conditions 
       as well as instructions on how these clauses and conditions are used.  
       The electronic version also contains the complete text of previous 
       clauses that have been either cancelled or superseded.

       (a)    The print version may be purchased in English and/or French, 
              from Canadian Government Publishing (See "Subscription to 
              Print Version" below for address and phone number).  Copies 
              have also been distributed to Canadian public libraries 
              through the Depository Services Program.

       (b)    The electronic version is available through the following 
              Internet sites:

              Public Works and Government Services Canada:
              http://www.pwgsc.gc.ca/sacc

              Contracts Canada:
              http://www.contractscanada.gc.ca

Amendments

3.     The electronic version will automatically be updated as amendments 
       to the Manual are released.

4.     Subscribers to the print version will be provided with amendments on 
       a Standing Order basis - the cost of each update will depend on the 
       number of pages it contains.  In most instances, this will mean 
       replacing individual pages of the print version while in others, 
       whole sections or subsections may require replacement.  PWGSC will 
       provide a Synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has been 
       changed.

NOTE:  Users are urged to read these amendments immediately and register 
              these updates on the Record of Amendments page at the 
              beginning of the Manual.

Subscription to Print Version

5.     Any questions regarding a subscription (new and/or cancellation; 
       change in name or address; complaints; page(s) missing, etc) should 
       be directed to:

       Canadian Government Publishing
       Ottawa, Canada
       K1A 0S9

       Telephone:    (819) 956-4800
       Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498 

       Reference:
       Catalogue No. P60-4/1-1998E (English)
                     P60-4/1-1998F (French)

STRUCTURE

6.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents:


Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

7.     Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000T, located at 
       the beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.


Section 2 - Forms

8.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process.  
       Forms included are:

       (a)    Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment 
              (Form 2.1.1)

       (b)    Information on Incumbent Employees (Form 2.9.1)

       (c)    Security Requirements Check List (Annex A)

       (d)    Claim for Exchange Rate Adjustments - DSS-MAS 9411 (Annex B).

       The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document.  In certain 
       cases, the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for 
       the perusal and/or use of the reader.


Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

9.     These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built.  

       (a)    Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which apply to 
              specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1011A - General 
              Conditions - United States Purchases).

       (b)    Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses areas 
              unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 
              1028 - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - 
              Firm Price).

10.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date.  The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.


Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

11.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts.  The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual.  Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

12.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.


Section 6 - Indexes

13.    The print version provides two indexes: Index by Title and Index by 
       Reference Number.


USE OF THE MANUAL

Reference clauses (R)

14.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (01/06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities).  All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

Fill-in clauses (F)

15.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       contracting officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
                     solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause 
                     appearing in full text in a procurement document will 
                     override any version set out in the Manual.

Updates

16.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time.  When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.


ENQUIRIES

17.    Enquiries on the content of the Guide may be directed to:

       Printed version:     (819) 956-0879 
       Electronic version (Internet): Webmaster: ncr.sosb.webmaster@pwgsc.gc.ca



AUTHORITY

1.     Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
Services Act:

              "21.(1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of 
              contracts, and instructions and terms and conditions with 
              respect to other documents relating to contracts and their 
              formation.

              (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be 
              identified by number or other designation and may be 
              incorporated in a contract or other document by reference to 
              their number or other designation."

DISTRIBUTION

2.     The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual has 
       been produced in both conventional (print) and electronic format. 
       The print format contains information on current clauses and 
       conditions as well as instructions on how these clauses and 
       conditions are used. It may be purchased in English and/or French, 
       from Canadian Government Publishing.  Copies of the Manual have also 
       been distributed to Canadian public libraries through the Depository 
       Services Program.

       An electronic version of the Manual is also available and contains 
       all of the information that is in the print version, as well as the 
       detailed text of previous versions of older clauses that have been 
       cancelled or superseded.

       Electronic versions are available through the following internet 
       sites:

       Public Works and Government Services:
       http://w3.pwgsc.gc.ca/sacc

       Contracts Canada:
       http://www.contractscanada.gc.ca.

Amendments

3.     Electronic versions available to PWGSC procurement personnel, and on 
       the Internet, will automatically be updated as amendments to the 
       Manual are released.

4.     Subscribers to the print version of the Manual will be provided with 
       amendments on a Standing Order basis - the cost of each update will 
       depend on the number of pages it contains. In most instances, this 
       will mean replacing individual pages of the print version while in 
       others, whole sections or subsections may require replacement. PWGSC 
       will provide a synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has 
       been changed. Users are urged to read these amendments immediately 
       and register these update on the Record of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual.

Additional copies 
5.     Subscribers to the print version may obtain additional copies of the 
       Manual from Associated Bookstores and other booksellers, or by mail 
       from:

       Canadian Government Publishing
       Ottawa, Canada
       K1A 0S9

       Telephone:    (819) 956-4800
       Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498

       Catalogue No. P60-4/1-1998E (English)
                     P60-4/1-1998F (French)

STRUCTURE

6.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents:

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

7.     Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000D at the 
       beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Forms

8.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process. 
       Forms included are:

       (a)    Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment.

       (b)    Security Requirements Check List.

       (c)    Claim for Exchange Rate Adjustments - DSS-MAS 9411.

       (d)    Information on Incumbent Employees

       The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document. In certain cases, 
       the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for the 
       perusal and/or use of the reader.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

9.     These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built. Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which 
       apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1011A - General 
       Conditions - United States Purchases).  Section 4, Supplemental 
       General Conditions, addresses areas unique to specific sub-classes 
       of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1028 - Supplemental General Conditions - 
       Ship Construction - Firm Price).

10.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

11.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

12.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.

Section 6 - Indexes

13.    Print Version (Index) - This section provides two indexes: Index by 
       Title and Index by Reference Number.

       PWGSC Smartext Version (Synopsis) - A synopsis of the changes made 
       since the last release is provided for each section. It can be 
       accessed through the "Outline Window".

USE OF THE MANUAL

Reference clauses (R)

14.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (01/06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities).  All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual. 
Fill-in clauses (F)

15.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       contracting officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override any 
              version set out in the Manual.

Updates

16.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time. When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.

Enquiries

17.    Enquiries may be directed to:

       Policy Analysis and Implementation Division
       Supply Policy Directorate
       14A1, Place du Portage, Phase III
       Hull, Quebec  K1A 0S5

       Phone Numbers:

       Printed version:

       For issues related to the content: (819) 956-0863
       For issues regarding the distribution, eg. missing pages, etc.: (819) 
       956-4800.

       Electronic versions (PWGSC Smartext and Internet):

              For issues related to the content: (819) 956-0880

              For any other issues (besides the content) related to the 
              Internet version, contact the Webmaster: (819) 956-3371.


AUTHORITY

1.     Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
       Services Act:

       "21.   (1) The Minister may fix terms and conditions of contracts, 
              and instructions and terms and conditions with respect to 
              other documents relating to contracts and their formation.

              (2) The terms and conditions and instructions may be 
              identified by number or other designation and may be 
              incorporated in a contract or other document by reference to 
              their number or other designation."

DISTRIBUTION

2.     The Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual has 
       been produced in both conventional (print) and electronic format. 
       The print format contains information on current clauses and 
       conditions as well as instructions on how these clauses and 
       conditions are used. It may be purchased in English and/or French, 
       from Canadian Government Publishing.  Copies of the Manual have also 
       been distributed to Canadian public libraries through the Depository 
       Services Program.

       An electronic version of the Manual is also available and contains 
       all of the information that is in the print version, as well as the 
       detailed text of previous versions of older clauses that have been 
       cancelled or superseded.

       Electronic versions are available through the following sites:

       Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC) Internet:
       w3.pwgsc.gc.ca/sacc.

       Contracts Canada:
       http://www.contractscanada.gc.ca; or

       by subscribing to:
       Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS), provided by MERX:
       http://www.merx.cebra.com.

Amendments

3.     Electronic versions available to PWGSC procurement personnel, and on 
       the Internet, will automatically be updated as amendments to the 
       Manual are released.

4.     Subscribers to the print version of the Manual will be provided with 
       amendments on a Standing Order basis - the cost of each update will 
       depend on the number of pages it contains. In most instances, this 
       will mean replacing individual pages of the print version while in 
       others, whole sections or subsections may require replacement. PWGSC 
       will provide a synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has 
       been changed. Users are urged to read these amendments immediately 
       and register these update on the Record of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual.

Additional copies

5.     Subscribers to the print version may obtain additional copies of the 
       Manual from Associated Bookstores and other booksellers, or by mail 
       from:

       Government of Canada, Canadian Government Publishing 
       Ottawa, Canada
       K1A 0S9

       Telephone:    (819) 956-4800
       Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498

       Catalogue No. P60-4/1-1998E (English)
                     P60-4/1-1998F (French) 

STRUCTURE

6.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents:

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

7.     Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000D at the 
       beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Forms

8.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process. 
       Forms included are:

       (a)    Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment.

       (b)    Security Requirements Check List.

       (c)    Claim for Exchange Rate Adjustments - DSS-MAS 9411.

       (d)    Information on Incumbent Employees

       The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document. In certain cases, 
       the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for the 
       perusal and/or use of the reader.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

9.     These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built. Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which 
       apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1011A - General 
       Conditions - United States Purchases).  Section 4, Supplemental 
       General Conditions, addresses areas unique to specific sub-classes 
       of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1028 - Supplemental General Conditions - 
       Ship Construction - Firm Price).

10.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

11.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

12.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.

Section 6 - Indexes

13.    Print Version (Index) - This section provides two indexes: Index by 
       Title and Index by Reference Number.

       PWGSC Smartext Version (Synopsis) - A synopsis of the changes made 
       since the last release is provided for each section. It can be 
       accessed through the "Outline Window".

USE OF THE MANUAL

Reference clauses (R)

14.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (01/06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities).  All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

Fill-in clauses (F)

15.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       contracting officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override any 
              version set out in the Manual.

Updates

16.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time. When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.

Enquiries

17.    Enquiries may be directed to:

       Policy Analysis and Implementation Division
       Supply Policy Directorate
       14A1, Place du Portage, Phase III 
       Hull, Quebec  K1A 0S5

       Phone Numbers:

       Printed version:

       For issues related to the content: (819) 956-0863
       For issues regarding the distribution, eg. missing pages, etc.: (819) 
       956-4800.

       Electronic versions (PWGSC Smartext and Internet):

       For issues related to the content: (819) 956-0880

       For any other issues (besides the content) related to the Internet 
       version, contact the Webmaster: (819) 956-3371.


AUTHORITY

1.     Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
       Services Act, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) 
       may incorporate those terms and conditions contained in the Standard 
       Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual, by reference, into 
       procurement documents issued by the Department.

DISTRIBUTION

2.     The SACC Manual has been produced in both conventional (print) and 
       electronic format.  The print format may be purchased in English or 
       French or both languages, from the Government of Canada, 
       Communications Co-ordination Services Branch.  An electronic version 
       of the Manual is available through the Government Electronic 
       Tendering Service (GETS), provided by MERX.  Copies of the Manual 
       have also been distributed to Canadian public libraries through the 
       Depository Services Program.

Amendments

3.     PWGSC procurement personnel will automatically be provided with 
       electronic amendments to the SACC Manual.

4.     Subscribers to the print version of the Manual will be provided with 
       amendments on a Standing Order basis - the cost of each update will 
       depend on the number of pages it contains.  Amendments to the SACC 
       Manual will be highlighted in the Government Electronic Tendering 
       Service.

Additional copies

5.     Subscribers to the print version may obtain additional copies of the 
       Manual from Associated Bookstores and other booksellers, or by mail 
       from:

       Government of Canada, Communications Co-ordination Services Branch
       Ottawa, Canada
       K1A 0S5

       Telephone:    (819) 956-4800
       Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498

       Catalogue No. P60-4/1-1991E (English)
                     P60-4/1-1991F (French) 

6.     MERX Subscription Information:

       Telephone:           1-800-964-6379 
       Internet Address:    http://www.merx.cebra.com

STRUCTURE

7.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents: 

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

8.     Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000D at the 
       beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Forms

9.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process. 
       Forms included are: 
       (a)    Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment.

       (b)    Security Requirements Check List.

       (c)    Claim for Exchange Rate Adjustments - DSS-MAS 9411.

       (d)    Information on Incumbent Employees

       The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document. In certain cases, 
       the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for the 
       perusal and/or use of the reader.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

10.    These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built. Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which 
       apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 9329 - General 
       Conditions - Purchase of Commercially Available Off-the-shelf Goods 
       and Services). Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses 
       areas unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1028 
       - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - Firm Price).

11.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

12.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

13.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.

Section 6 - Indexes

14.    Print Version (Index) - This section provides an alphabetic and a 
       numeric index of national clauses. To further assist users during 
       the introductory period for the Manual, a second numeric index by "
       old" clause numbers cross-referencing to "new" clause numbers has 
       been provided.

       PWGSC Smartext Version (Synopsis) - A synopsis of the changes made 
       since the last release is provided for each section. It can be 
       accessed through the "Outline Window".

USE OF THE MANUAL
 
Reference clauses

15.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities). All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

Fill-in clauses

16.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       procurement officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override any 
              version set out in the SACC Manual.

Updates

17.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time.  When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.

Amendments

18.    The Manual will be amended from time to time, as required. In most 
       instances, this will mean replacing individual pages while in others, 
       whole sections or subsections may require replacement. PWGSC will 
       provide a synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has been 
       changed. Users are urged to read these amendments immediately and 
       register these updates on the Record of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual.

19.    Enquiries may be directed to:

       Policy Analysis and Implementation Division
       Supply Policy Directorate
       14A1, Place du Portage, Phase III
       Hull, Quebec  K1A 0S5

       Telephone:

       For contents issues: (819) 956-0863
       For issues relating to PWGSC SmarText Version:   (819) 956-0880

AUTHORITY

1.     Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
       Services Act, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) 
       may incorporate those terms and conditions contained in the Standard 
       Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual, by reference, into 
       procurement documents issued by the Department.

DISTRIBUTION

2.     The SACC Manual has been produced in both conventional (print) and 
       electronic format. The print format may be purchased in English or 
       French or both languages, from the Public Relations and Print 
       Contract Services Sector (PRPCSS) - Publishing. An electronic 
       version of the Manual is available through the Government Electronic 
       Tendering Service (GETS), provided by MERX. Copies of the Manual 
       have also been distributed to Canadian public libraries through the 
       Depository Services Program.

Amendments

3.     PWGSC procurement personnel will automatically be provided with 
       electronic amendments to the SACC Manual.

4.     Subscribers to the print version of the Manual will be provided with 
       amendments on a Standing Order basis - the cost of each update will 
       depend on the number of pages it contains. Amendments to the SACC 
       Manual will be highlighted in the Government Electronic Tendering 
       Service.

Additional copies

5.     Subscribers to the print version may obtain additional copies of the 
       Manual from Associated Bookstores and other booksellers, or by mail 
       from:

       Public Relations and Print Contract Services Sector - Publishing
       Ottawa, Canada
       K1A 0S9

       Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX
       Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498

       Catalogue No. P60-4/1-1991E (English)
                     P60-4/1-1991F (French) 

6.     MERX Subscription Information:

       Telephone:           1-800-964-6379 
       Internet Address:    http://www.merx.cebra.com

STRUCTURE

7.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents: 

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

8.     Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000D at the 
       beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Forms 
9.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process. 
       Forms included are:

       (a)    Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment.

       (b)    Security Requirements Check List.

       (c)    Claim for Exchange Rate Adjustments - DSS-MAS 9411.

       (d)    Information on Incumbent Employees

       The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document. In certain cases, 
       the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for the 
       perusal and/or use of the reader.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

10.    These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built. Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which 
       apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 9329 - General 
       Conditions - Purchase of Commercially Available Off-the-shelf Goods 
       and Services). Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses 
       areas unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1028 
       - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - Firm Price).

11.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

12.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

13.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.

Section 6 - Indexes

14.    Print Version (Index) - This section provides an alphabetic and a 
       numeric index of national clauses. To further assist users during 
       the introductory period for the Manual, a second numeric index by "
       old" clause numbers cross-referencing to "new" clause numbers has 
       been provided.
 
       PWGSC Smartext Version (Synopsis) - A synopsis of the changes made 
       since the last release is provided for each section. It can be 
       accessed through the "Outline Window".

USE OF THE MANUAL

Reference clauses

15.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities). All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

Fill-in clauses

16.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       procurement officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override any 
              version set out in the SACC Manual.

Updates

17.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time.  When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.

Amendments

18.    The Manual will be amended from time to time, as required. In most 
       instances, this will mean replacing individual pages while in others, 
       whole sections or subsections may require replacement. PWGSC will 
       provide a synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has been 
       changed. Users are urged to read these amendments immediately and 
       register these updates on the Record of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual.

19.    Enquiries may be directed to:

       Policy Analysis and Implementation Division
       Supply Policy Directorate
       14A1, Place du Portage, Phase III
       Hull, Quebec  K1A 0S5

       Telephone:

       For contents issues: (819) 956-0863
       For issues relating to PWGSC SmarText Version:   (819) 956-0880



AUTHORITY

1.     Under the authority of the Department of Public Works and Government 
       Services Act, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) 
       may incorporate those terms and conditions contained in the Standard 
       Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual, by reference, into 
       procurement documents issued by the Department.

DISTRIBUTION

2.     The SACC Manual has been produced in both conventional (print) and 
       electronic format. The print format may be purchased in English or 
       French or both languages, from the Public Relations and Print 
       Contract Services Sector (PRPCSS)  - Publishing. An electronic 
       version of the Manual is accessible as an information module on the 
       Open Bidding Service (OBS) bulletin board. Copies of the Manual have 
       also been distributed to Canadian public libraries through the 
       Depository Services Program.

Amendments

3.     PWGSC procurement personnel will automatically be provided with 
       electronic amendments to the SACC Manual.

4.     Subscribers to the print version of the Manual will be provided with 
       amendments on a Standing Order basis - the cost of each update will 
       depend on the number of pages it contains. Amendments to the SACC 
       Manual module of the OBS will be highlighted in the "SACC Library" 
       section of the OBS.

Additional copies

5.     Subscribers to the print version may obtain additional copies of the 
       Manual from Associated Bookstores and other booksellers, or by mail 
       from:

       Public Relations and Print Contract Services Sector - Publishing
       Ottawa, Canada
       K1A 0S9

       Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX
       Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498

       Catalogue No. P60-4/1-1991E (English)
                     P60-4/1-1991F (French) 

6.     Open Bidding Service (OBS) Subscription Information:

       Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX (National Capital Region [NCR])
                     1-800-XXX-XXXX (Outside the NCR)

STRUCTURE

7.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents: 

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

8.     Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000D at the 
       beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Forms 
9.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process. 
       Forms included are:

       (a)    Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment.

       (b)    Security Requirements Check List.

       (c)    Claim for Exchange Rate Adjustments - DSS-MAS 9411.

       (d)    Information on Incumbent Employees

       The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document. In certain cases, 
       the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for the 
       perusal and/or use of the reader.

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

10.    These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built. Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which 
       apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 9329 - General 
       Conditions - Purchase of Commercially Available Off-the-shelf Goods 
       and Services). Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses 
       areas unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1028 
       - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - Firm Price).

11.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

12.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

13.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5; 
       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.

Section 6 - Indexes

14.    Print Version (Index) - This section provides an alphabetic and a 
       numeric index of national clauses. To further assist users during 
       the introductory period for the Manual, a second numeric index by "
       old" clause numbers cross-referencing to "new" clause numbers has 
       been provided.

       Smartext Version (Synopsis) - A synopsis of the changes made since 
       the last release is provided for each section. It can be accessed 
       through the "Outline Window".

USE OF THE MANUAL

Reference clauses

15.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities). All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

Fill-in clauses

16.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       procurement officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
                     solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause 
                     appearing in full text in a procurement document will 
                     override any version set out in the SACC Manual.

Updates

17.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time.  When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.

Amendments 
18.    The Manual will be amended from time to time, as required. In most 
       instances, this will mean replacing individual pages while in others, 
       whole sections or subsections may require replacement. PWGSC will 
       provide a synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has been 
       changed. Users are urged to read these amendments immediately and 
       register these updates on the Record of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual.

19.    Enquiries may be directed to:

       Policy Analysis and Implementation Division
       Supply Policy Directorate
       14A1, Place du Portage, Phase III
       Hull, Quebec  K1A 0S5

       Telephone:

       For contents issues: (819) 956-0863
       For issues relating to electronic format: (819) 956-1835

AUTHORITY

1.     Under the authority of the Department of Supply and Services Act, 
       Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) may incorporate 
       those terms and conditions contained in the Standard Acquisition 
       Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual, by reference, into procurement 
       documents issued by the Department.

DISTRIBUTION

2.     The SACC Manual has been produced in both conventional (print) and 
       electronic format. The print format may be purchased in English or 
       French or both languages, from the Canada Communication Group - 
       Publishing. An electronic version of the Manual is accessible as an 
       information module on the Open Bidding Service (OBS) bulletin board. 
       Copies of the Manual have also been distributed to  Canadian public 
       libraries through the Depository Services Program.

Amendments

3.     PWGSC procurement personnel will automatically be provided with 
       electronic amendments to the SACC Manual.

4.     Subscribers to the print version of the Manual will be provided with 
       amendments on a Standing Order basis - the cost of each update will 
       depend on the number of pages it contains. Amendments to the SACC 
       Manual module of the OBS will be highlighted in the "SACC Library" 
       section of the OBS. 

Additional copies

5.     Subscribers to the print version may obtain additional copies of the 
       Manual from Associated Bookstores and other booksellers, or by mail 
       from:

              Canada Communication Group - Publishing
              Ottawa, Canada 
              K1A 0S9 

              Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX
              Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498

              Catalogue No.        P60-4/1-1991E (English)
                            P60-4/1-1991F (French)

6.     Open Bidding Service (OBS) Subscription Information:

              Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX (National Capital Region [NCR])
                            1-800-XXX-XXXX (Outside the NCR)

STRUCTURE

7.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents:

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

8.     Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000D at the 
       beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Forms 
9.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process. 
       Forms included are:

       (a)    Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment.

       (b)    Security Requirements Check List.

       (c)    Claim for Exchange Rate Adjustments - DSS-MAS 9411.

       The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document. In certain cases, 
       the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for the 
       perusal and/or use of the reader. 

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

10.    These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built. Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which 
       apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 9329 - General 
       Conditions - Purchase of Commercially Available Off-the-shelf Goods 
       and Services). Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses 
       areas unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1028 
       - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - Firm Price).

11.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

12.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

13.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.

Section 6 - Indexes

14.    Print Version (Index) - This section provides an alphabetic and a 
       numeric index of national clauses. To further assist users during 
       the introductory period for the Manual, a second numeric index by "
       old" clause numbers cross-referencing to "new" clause numbers has 
       been provided.

       Smartext Version (Synopsis) - A synopsis of the changes made since 
       the last release is provided for each section. It can be accessed 
       through the "Outline Window". 
USE OF THE MANUAL

Reference clauses

15.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities). All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

Fill-in clauses

16.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       procurement officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override any 
              version set out in the SACC Manual.

Updates

17.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time.  When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.

Amendments

18.    The Manual will be amended from time to time, as required. In most 
       instances, this will mean replacing individual pages while in others, 
       whole sections or subsections may require replacement. PWGSC will 
       provide a synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has been 
       changed. Users are urged to read these amendments immediately and 
       register these updates on the Record of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual.

19.    Enquiries may be directed to:

              Policy Analysis and Implementation Division
              Supply Policy Directorate
              14A1, Place du Portage, Phase III
              Hull, Quebec  K1A 0S5

       Telephone:
       For contents issues: (819) 956-0863
       For issues relating to electronic format: (819) 956-1835


AUTHORITY

1.     Under the authority of the Department of Supply and Services Act, 
       Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) may incorporate 
       those terms and conditions contained in the Standard Acquisition 
       Clauses and Conditions (SACC) Manual, by reference, into procurement 
       documents issued by the Department.

DISTRIBUTION

2.     The SACC Manual has been produced in both conventional (print) and 
       electronic format. The print format may be purchased in English or 
       French or both languages, from the Canada Communication Group - 
       Publishing. An electronic version of the Manual is accessible as an 
       information module on the Open Bidding Service (OBS) bulletin board. 
       Copies of the Manual have also been distributed to  Canadian public 
       libraries through the Depository Services Program.

Amendments

3.     PWGSC procurement personnel will automatically be provided with 
       electronic amendments to the SACC Manual.

4.     Subscribers to the print version of the Manual will be provided with 
       amendments on a Standing Order basis - the cost of each update will 
       depend on the number of pages it contains. Amendments to the SACC 
       Manual module of the OBS will be highlighted in the "SACC Library" 
       section of the OBS. 

Additional copies

5.     Subscribers to the print version may obtain additional copies of the 
       Manual from Associated Bookstores and other booksellers, or by mail 
       from:

              Canada Communication Group - Publishing
              Ottawa, Canada 
              K1A 0S9 

              Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX
              Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498

              Catalogue No.        P60-4/1-1991E (English)
                            P60-4/1-1991F (French)

6.     Open Bidding Service (OBS) Subscription Information:

              Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX (National Capital Region [NCR])
                            1-800-XXX-XXXX (Outside the NCR)

STRUCTURE

7.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents:

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions

8.     Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000D at the 
       beginning of the clause section in procurement documents.

Section 2 - Forms 
9.     This section contains forms commonly used in the procurement process. 
       Forms included are:

       a)     Federal Contractors Program on Employment Equity - includes a 
              description of the program and Certificate of Commitment.

       b)     Security Requirements Check List.

       c)     Claim for Exchange Rate Adjustments - DSS-MAS 9411.

       The reader is directed to the specific clauses and/or conditions 
       which may be referred to in a procurement document. In certain cases, 
       the applicable certificates or forms have been reproduced for the 
       perusal and/or use of the reader. 

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions

10.    These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by PWGSC 
       are built. Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which 
       apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 9329 - General 
       Conditions - Purchase of Commercially Available Off-the-shelf Goods 
       and Services). Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses 
       areas unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1028 
       - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - Firm Price).

11.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses

12.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time.

13.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows:

       a)     the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5;

       b)     the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;

       c)     the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts).

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents.

Section 6 - Indexes

14.    This section provides an alphabetic and a numeric index of national 
       clauses. To further assist users during the introductory period for 
       the Manual, a second numeric index by "old" clause numbers 
       cross-referencing to "new" clause numbers has been provided.

USE OF THE MANUAL
 
Reference clauses

15.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities). All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual.

Fill-in clauses

16.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       procurement officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents.

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override any 
              version set out in the SACC Manual.

Updates

17.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time.  When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.

Amendments

18.    The Manual will be amended from time to time, as required. In most 
       instances, this will mean replacing individual pages while in others, 
       whole sections or subsections may require replacement. PWGSC will 
       provide a synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has been 
       changed. Users are urged to read these amendments immediately and 
       register these updates on the Record of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual.

19.    Enquiries may be directed to:

              Policy Analysis and Implementation Division
              Supply Policy Directorate
              14A1, Place du Portage, Phase III
              Hull, Quebec  K1A 0S5

       Telephone:
       For contents issues: (819) 956-0863
       For issues relating to electronic format: (819) 956-1835


AUTHORITY 

1.     Periodically, the Department of Supply and Services (DSS) will 
       publish Ministerial Orders respecting general terms and conditions 
       of contracts in the Canada Gazette, Part 1. 

2.     These Orders, under the authority of the Department of Supply and 
       Services Act, enable DSS to incorporate those terms and conditions 
       contained in the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) 
       Manual, by reference, into procurement documents issued by the 
       Department. 

DISTRIBUTION 

3.     The SACC Manual has been produced in both conventional (print) and 
       electronic format. The print format has been provided to client 
       departments and DSS procurement officers and may be purchased by 
       suppliers in English or French or both languages, from the Canada 
       Communication Group - Publishing. An electronic version of the 
       Manual is accessible as an information module on the Open Bidding 
       Service (OBS) bulletin board. Copies of the Manual have also been 
       distributed to DSS procurement offices in Canada, the United States 
       and Europe, and to Canadian public libraries through the Depository 
       Services Program.

Amendments

4.     Federal government departments and agencies and DSS procurement 
       personnel will automatically be provided with amendments to the SACC 
       Manual. 

5.     Subscribers (suppliers) to the print version of the Manual will be 
       provided with amendments on a Standing Order basis - the cost of 
       each update will depend on the number of pages it contains. 
       Amendments to the SACC Manual module of the OBS will be highlighted 
       in the "SACC Library" section of the OBS. 

Additional copies

6.     Suppliers may obtain additional copies of the Manual from Associated 
       Bookstores and other booksellers, or by mail from: 

              Canada Communication Group - Publishing 
              Ottawa, Canada 
              K1A 0S9 

              Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX 
              Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498 

              Catalogue No.        P60-4/1-1991E (English) 
                            P60-4/1-1991F (French) 

7.     Federal government departments and agencies may obtain copies of the 
       Manual by contacting: 

              Supply and Services Canada 
              Standing Offer Co-ordinating Office (SOCO) 
              Place du Portage, Phase III, 1C1 
              Hull, Quebec. 
              K1A 0S5 

              Telephone:    (819) 956-3382
 
8.     Open Bidding Service (OBS) Subscription Information: 

              Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX (National Capital Region [NCR])
                            1-800-XXX-XXXX (Outside the NCR)

STRUCTURE 

9.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents: 

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions 

10.    Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000D at the 
       beginning of the clause section in procurement documents. 

Section 2 - Programs and Policies Relevant to Acquisitions 

11.    This section provides basic information on national programs and 
       policies which affect procurement and which are mandatory for 
       various classes of contracts (e.g. Employment Equity - the Federal 
       Contractors Program applies to requirements with an anticipated 
       expenditure of $200,000 or more). The reader is directed to the 
       specific clauses and/or conditions which may be referred to in a 
       procurement document. In certain cases, the applicable certificates 
       or forms have been reproduced for the perusal and/or use of the 
       reader. 

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions 

12.    These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by DSS 
       are built. Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which 
       apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 9329 - General 
       Conditions - Purchase of Commercially Available Off-the-shelf Goods 
       and Services). Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses 
       areas unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1028 
       - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - Firm Price). 

13.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses 

14.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time. 

15.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows: 

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5; 

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;  
       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts). 

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents. 

Section 6 - Indexes 

16.    This section provides an alphabetic and a numeric index of national 
       clauses. To further assist users during the introductory period for 
       the Manual, a second numeric index by "old" clause numbers 
       cross-referencing to "new" clause numbers has been provided. 

USE OF THE MANUAL 

Reference clauses

17.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities). All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual. 

Fill-in clauses

18.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       procurement officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents. 

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override any 
              version set out in the SACC Manual. 

Updates

19.    Any standard clause, and any condition or instruction set, used or 
       referenced in a bid solicitation or contract may be updated from 
       time to time.  When this happens, the version used in an 
       already-issued document will remain in effect in that document, 
       unless the updated version is legally incorporated.

Amendments 

20.    The Manual will be amended from time to time, as required. In most 
       instances, this will mean replacing individual pages while in others, 
       whole sections or subsections may require replacement. DSS will 
       provide a synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has been 
       changed. Users are urged to read these amendments immediately and 
       register these updates on the Record of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual. 

21.    As with any new product, the Manual is evolving and amendments will 
       be necessary from time to time. It is our intent to keep these 
       updates to a minimum and to maintain a regular schedule. Revisions 
       to the print copy and the OBS will become effective simultaneously; 
       however, advance warning of changes may be available on the OBS. 
       Information on subscribing to the OBS may be obtained by calling 
       (XXX) XXX-XXXX (National Capital Region [NCR]) or 1-800-XXX-XXXX 
       (outside the NCR).

22.    Your comments and suggestions on how to make the SACC Manual more 
       useful and effective are welcomed and may be directed to the Policy 
       Analysis and Implementation Group, Supply Program Management 
       Directorate, 14A1, Place du Portage, Phase III, Hull, P.Q. K1A 0S5, 
       (819) 956-5030.

AUTHORITY 

1.     On June 8, 1991, the Department of Supply and Services (DSS) 
       published Ministerial Order No. 1 respecting general terms and 
       conditions of contracts in the Canada Gazette, Part 1. 

2.     This Order, under the authority of the Department of Supply and 
       Services Act, enables DSS to incorporate those terms and conditions 
       contained in the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC) 
       Manual, by reference, into procurement documents issued by the 
       Department. 

DISTRIBUTION 

3.     The SACC Manual has been produced in both conventional (print) and 
       electronic format. The print format has been provided to client 
       departments and DSS procurement officers and may be purchased by 
       suppliers in English or French or both languages, from the Canada 
       Communication Group - Publishing. An electronic version of the 
       Manual is accessible as an information module on the Open Bidding 
       Service (OBS) bulletin board. Copies of the Manual have also been 
       distributed to DSS procurement offices in Canada, the United States 
       and Europe, and to Canadian public libraries through the Depository 
       Services Program.

Amendments

4.     Federal government departments and agencies and DSS procurement 
       personnel will automatically be provided with amendments to the SACC 
       Manual. 

5.     Subscribers (suppliers) to the print version of the Manual will be 
       provided with amendments on a Standing Order basis - the cost of 
       each update will depend on the number of pages it contains. 
       Amendments to the SACC Manual module of the OBS will be highlighted 
       in the "SACC Library" section of the OBS. 

Additional copies

6.     Suppliers may obtain additional copies of the Manual from Associated 
       Bookstores and other booksellers, or by mail from: 

              Canada Communication Group - Publishing 
              Ottawa, Canada 
              K1A 0S9 

              Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX 
              Facsimile:    (819) 994-1498 

              Catalogue No.        P60-4/1-1991E (English) 
                            P60-4/1-1991F (French) 

7.     Federal government departments and agencies may obtain copies of the 
       Manual by contacting: 

              Supply and Services Canada 
              Standing Offer Co-ordinating Office (SOCO) 
              Place du Portage, Phase III, 1C1 
              Hull, Quebec. 
              K1A 0S5 

              Telephone:    (819) 956-3382
 
8.     Open Bidding Service (OBS) Subscription Information: 

              Telephone:    (XXX) XXX-XXXX (National Capital Region [NCR])
                            1-800-XXX-XXXX (Outside the NCR)

STRUCTURE 

9.     The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of 
       information presented in procurement documents: 

Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions 

10.    Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and 
       contracts, or included as attachments, these instructions and 
       conditions are now identified in standard clause A0000D at the 
       beginning of the clause section in procurement documents. 

Section 2 - Programs and Policies Relevant to Acquisitions 

11.    This section provides basic information on national programs and 
       policies which affect procurement and which are mandatory for 
       various classes of contracts (e.g. Employment Equity - the Federal 
       Contractors Program applies to requirements with an anticipated 
       expenditure of $200,000 or more). The reader is directed to the 
       specific clauses and/or conditions which may be referred to in a 
       procurement document. In certain cases, the applicable certificates 
       or forms have been reproduced for the perusal and/or use of the 
       reader. 

Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General Conditions 

12.    These sections present those sets of standard conditions which form 
       the foundation upon which all procurement documents issued by DSS 
       are built. Section 3 defines the basic sets of conditions which 
       apply to specific classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 9329 - General 
       Conditions - Purchase of Commercially Available Off-the-shelf Goods 
       and Services). Section 4, Supplemental General Conditions, addresses 
       areas unique to specific sub-classes of contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 1028 
       - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship Construction - Firm Price). 

13.    Each section/article within a condition set has been given its own 
       effective date. The condition set as a whole has also been given an 
       effective date which is reflected in section 00 and is determined by 
       the latest revision date of one or more of its sections.

Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses 

14.    This section contains a collection of national procurement clauses, 
       common to various classes of contracts. The full text of individual 
       clauses, incorporated by reference into a bid solicitation or 
       contract by their Number, Title and Effective Date, can be found in 
       this section of the Manual. Each subsection (A-Z) is devoted to a 
       particular subject area. Please note that some subsections have not 
       been assigned at this time. 

15.    Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down as 
       follows: 

       (a)    the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates the subsection 
              in Section 5; 

       (b)    the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate the clause's 
              position within the numeric sequence of the subsection;  
       (c)    the final alphabetic character (T, C or D) indicates the type 
              of document in which a given clause would be used (i.e. T = 
              Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, used in both tenders 
              and contracts). 

       Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This is the 
                     fourth sequential clause found in subsection C - Price, 
                     of Section 5 and is used in Tender (solicitation) 
                     documents. 

Section 6 - Indexes 

16.    This section provides an alphabetic and a numeric index of national 
       clauses. To further assist users during the introductory period for 
       the Manual, a second numeric index by "old" clause numbers 
       cross-referencing to "new" clause numbers has been provided. 

USE OF THE MANUAL 

Reference clauses

17.    Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (06/91) Survey of 
       Facilities). All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual. 

Fill-in clauses

18.    Clauses which require the insertion of specific information by the 
       procurement officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be 
       produced in full on procurement documents. 

       NOTE:  In the case of discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override any 
              version set out in the SACC Manual. 

Amendments 

19.    The Manual will be amended from time to time, as required. In most 
       instances, this will mean replacing individual pages while in others, 
       whole sections or subsections may require replacement. DSS will 
       provide a synopsis for each amendment, identifying what has been 
       changed. Users are urged to read these amendments immediately and 
       register these updates on the Record of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual. 

20.    As with any new product, the Manual is evolving and amendments will 
       be necessary from time to time. It is our intent to keep these 
       updates to a minimum and to maintain a regular schedule. Revisions 
       to the print copy and the OBS will become effective simultaneously; 
       however, advance warning of changes may be available on the OBS. 
       Information on subscribing to the OBS may be obtained by calling 
       (XXX) XXX-XXXX (National Capital Region [NCR]) or 1-800-XXX-XXXX 
       (outside the NCR).

21.    Your comments and suggestions on how to make the SACC Manual more 
       useful and effective as SSC moves into a new era in procurement are 
       welcomed and may be directed to the Operational Analysis Group, 
       Supply Program Management Directorate, 14A1, Place du Portage, Phase 
       III, Hull, P.Q. K1A 0S5, (819) 956-6499.

1.0    AUTHORITY 

On June 8, 1991, the Department of Supply and Services (DSS)  published 
Ministerial Order No. 1 respecting General Terms and  Conditions of 
Contracts in the CANADA GAZETTE, Part 1. 

This Order, under the authority of the Department of Supply and  Services 
Act, enables DSS to incorporate those terms and conditions  contained in 
the Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC)  Manual, by 
reference, into procurement documents issued by the  Department. 

2.0    DISTRIBUTION 

2.1    The SACC Manual has been produced in both conventional (print)  and 
       electronic format. The print format has been provided to client  
       departments and DSS procurement officers and may be purchased by  
       suppliers in English of French or both languages, from the Canada  
       Communication Group - Publishing. An electronic version of the 
       Manual  is accessible as an information module on the Open Bidding 
       Service (OBS).  Copies of the Manual have  also been distributed to 
       DSS procurement offices in Canada, the United States and Europe, and 
       to Canadian public libraries through the Library Depository Program. 

2.2    Amendments: 

       2.2.1  Federal government departments and agencies and DSS  
              procurement personnel willautomatically be provided with 
              amendments to the SACC Manual. 

       2.2.2  Subscribers (suppliers) to the print version of the  Manual 
              will be provided with amendments on a Standing Order basis -  
              the cost of each update will depend on the number of pages it  
              contains. Amendments to the SACC Manual module of the OBS 
              will be  highlighted in the "news section" of the OBS. 

2.3    Additional Copies: 

       a)     Suppliers may obtain additional copies of the Manual from:

                     Associated Bookstores and other booksellers
                     or by mail from: 

                     Canada Communication Group - Publishing 
                     Ottawa, Canada K1A 0S9 
                     Telephone: (XXX) XXX-XXXX 
                     Facsimile: (819) 994-1498 
                     Catalogue No. P60-4/1-1991E (English) 
                     P60-4/1-1991F (French) 

       b)     Federal government departments and agencies may obtain  
              copies of the Manual by contacting: 

                     Supply and Services Canada 
                     Standing Offer Coordinating Office (SOCO) 
                     Place du Portage, Phase III, 1C1 
                     Hull, P.Q. K1A 0S5 
                     Telephone: (819) 956-3382

       c)     Open Bidding Service (OBS) Subscription  Information: 

                     (XXX) XXX-XXXX (National Capital Region [NCR])
                     1-800-XXX-XXXX (Outside the NCR) 
3.0    STRUCTURE 

The Manual has been organized to follow the progression of information 
presented in procurement documents: 

3.1    Section 1 - Standard Instructions and Conditions 

Previously printed on the reverse of page 1 of solicitations and  contracts, 
or included as attachments, these Instructions are now  identified in 
standard clause A0000D at the beginning of the clause  section in 
procurement documents. 

3.2    Section 2 - Programs and Policies Relevant to Acquisitions 

This section provides basic information on national programs and  policies 
which affect procurement and which are mandatory for various  classes of 
contracts (e.g. Employment Equity - the Federal Contractors Program applies 
to requirements with an anticipated expenditure of  $200,000 or more). The 
reader is directed to the specific clauses  and/or conditions which may be 
referred to in a procurement document.  In certain cases, the applicable 
certificates or forms have been  reproduced for the perusal and/or use of 
the reader. 

3.3    Sections 3 and 4 - General Conditions and Supplemental General  
       Conditions 

       3.3.1  These sections present those sets of standard  conditions 
              which form the foundation upon which all procurement  
              documents issued by DSS are built. Section 3 defines the 
              basic sets of conditions which apply to specific classes of 
              contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS  9329 - General Conditions - Purchase 
              of Commercially Available  Off-the-shelf Goods and Services). 
              Section 4, Supplemental General  Conditions, addresses areas 
              unique to specific sub-classes of  contracts (e.g. DSS-MAS 
              1028 - Supplemental General Conditions - Ship  Construction - 
              Firm Price). 

       3.3.2  Each section/article within a condition set has been  given 
              its own effective date. The condition set as a whole has also  
              been given an effective date which is reflected in section 00 
              and is  determined by the latest revision date of one or more 
              of its sections.

3.4    Section 5 - Standard Procurement Clauses 

       3.4.1  This section contains a collection of national  procurement 
              clauses, common to various classes of contracts. The full  
              text of individual clauses, incorporated by reference into a 
              bid  solicitation or contract by their Number, Title and 
              Effective Date,  can be found in this section of the Manual. 
              Each subsection (A-Z) is  devoted to a particular subject 
              area. Please note that some  subsections have not been 
              assigned at this time. 

       3.4.2  Clauses may be identified by their numbers which break down 
              as follows: 

              a)     the first alphabetic character (A-Z) indicates  the 
                     subsection in Section 5; 

              b)     the four numeric characters (0000-9999) indicate  the 
                     clause's position within the numeric sequence of the 
                     subsection; 

              c)     the final alphabetic character (T, C or D)  indicates 
                     the type of document in which a given clause would be 
                     used  (i.e. T = Tender; C = Contract; D = Dual purpose, 
                     used in both tenders and contracts). 

              Example:      Clause C0004T - Price Certification. This  is 
                            the fourth sequential clause found in 
                            subsection C - Price, of  Section 5 and is used 
                            in Tender (solicitation) documents. 

3.5    Section 6 - Indexes  
This section provides an alphabetic and a numeric index of national  
clauses. To further assist users during the introductory period for  the 
Manual, a second numeric index by "old" clause numbers  cross-referencing 
to "new" clause numbers has been provided. 

4.0    USE OF THE MANUAL 

4.1    Solicitation and Contract References 

       4.1.1  Reference Clauses: 

       Bid solicitations and contracts will contain references to  specific 
       clauses and general conditions which will apply to that  particular 
       requirement. Clause references will include the clause  number, its 
       effective date and its title (e.g. A0001T (06/91) Survey  of 
       Facilities). All clauses referred to in this manner can be found in 
       Section 5 of this Manual. 

       4.1.2  Fill-in Clauses: 

       Clauses which require the insertion of specific information  by the 
       procurement officer or the supplier (fill-in clauses) will be  
       produced in full on procurement documents. 

       NOTE:  In the case of an discrepancies in clause versions between 
              solicitation documents and the Manual, any  clause appearing 
              in full text in a procurement document will override  any 
              version set out in the SACC Manual. 

       4.1.3  Amendments 

       The Manual will be amended from time to time, as required. In most 
       instances, this will mean replacing individual pages while in  
       others, whole sections or subsections may require replacement. DSS 
       will provide a synopsis for each  amendment, identifying what has 
       been changed. Users are urged to read  these amendments immediately 
       and register these updates on the Record  of Amendments page at the 
       beginning of the Manual. 

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