Maintenance on CanadaBuys

SAP Ariba will be down for scheduled maintenance at the times listed below. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

  • SAP Ariba on Saturday, April 13 from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm (Eastern Time)   


Find step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and submit a bid in SAP Ariba.

Checklist for preparing a bid

Are you ready to bid on a Government of Canada tender opportunity? This resource guide will walk you through what you need to know to prepare your bid and ensure that it’s complete before you submit.

Submitting a bid to the Bid Receiving Unit using Connect

This resource guide provides bidders with the steps for submitting bids to Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Bid Receiving Unit (BRU) in the region indicated in the Bid Solicitation Document through Canada Post’s Connect Service.  This guide is not intended to provide technical support for using the product. For instructions on your role as a user of the Connect service, contact Canada Post’s Connect Service or refer to the Supplier’s Guide provided by the BRU.

Responding to tender opportunities on Ariba Discovery

To conduct business with the Government of Canada, businesses are required to respond to tender opportunities, which is a bidding process where those responding need to demonstrate their ability and capability of meeting the predetermined requirements to be granted the opportunity to provide goods or services to the Government of Canada. Through the transition to CanadaBuys, tender opportunities will be posted on Ariba Discovery, the SAP Ariba platform being used by the Government of Canada for procurement.

Searching for tender opportunities on CanadaBuys

Need help using the search on the CanadaBuys Tender opportunities page? This resource guide will walk you through how to find tender opportunities using different search terms and criteria. 

You can search for tender notices from multiple organizations, including: Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), other Government of Canada departments and agencies, Crown corporations, organizations from the broader Canadian public service, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). New tender notices are posted daily.

Viewing Government of Canada tender opportunities on Ariba Discovery

No matter the size of your business, what you sell, or what service you provide, finding the right opportunity is the first step to winning that game-changing contract, forming relationships with new customers, and boosting your business’s profits. Ariba Discovery is like a free matchmaking service for businesses offered by SAP Ariba, which you can access directly using your SAP Ariba account. In Ariba Discovery, buyers post the products and services that they are looking for. Then, those tender opportunities are matched with businesses who offer what those buyers want.  

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