Procurement and contracting data
The Government of Canada’s procurement and contracting information, like data files for tender notices and contract awards, is available for you to download and view.
Download the procurement datasets
Select from the datasets below to download federal contracting information posted on CanadaBuys. You can use the datasets to conduct market research, find potential business partners, analyze markets, predict trends and requirements, and more.
Need help understanding the datasets?
Consult the guides below for additional information on the datasets, including descriptions of the files’ fields:
Open Contracting Data Standard pilot
Canada is lead government co-chair of the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP), which is a multilateral initiative to foster greater transparency and accountability, improve governance, and increase civic engagement worldwide. The OCP established the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), which is used by over thirty governments worldwide. Free to access, it describes how to publish data and documents about procurement processes for goods and services. As part of the commitments in Canada’s National Action Plan on Open Government, PSPC produced pilot data, including 250 government contracts, that tests implementing the OCDS.
Access the OCDS pilot data
The OCDS pilot data file includes standing offer and supply arrangements, tenders, awards and contract history information for procurement conducted by PSPC on behalf of government departments and agencies since 2012. Using unique identifiers, the OCDS pilot data links everything together in a machine readable JSON file.
Canada’s action plan for maintaining its membership in the Open Government Partnership.
Uses information on public contracting to engage and fix problems.
Open data standards for public contracting, implemented by governments world-wide.
A guide on what open data is and understanding how to use it.