Tenders


Find all information related to tender opportunities, including how to search for opportunities in the CanadaBuys tendering service.

Viewing tender opportunities on CanadaBuys

This resource guide will walk you through how to view the full details of tender opportunities published on the CanadaBuys Tender opportunities page. These include tender notices posted by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on SAP Ariba, tender notices from the broader Canadian public service posted on third party sites, and more. 

Finding and using UNSPSC codes

The following guide is for finding United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) codes and how to use them to search for tender opportunities on CanadaBuys.

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.

Following a saved search or tender notice

This resource guide will walk you through how to follow a tender notice or a search performed on CanadaBuys. You can subscribe to receive updates on the selected notice or saved search by email or in a web feed.

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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