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There is one over-arching principle for all PWGSC procurement activities: Integrity. Subordinate to this are guiding principles, which provide the framework for PWGSC procurement process. Contracting officers must always respect these principles, regardless of whether or not the actions are clearly set out in this manual.
Procurement Network - UN Procurement Manual (PM)
Note: The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. Government procurement obligations of the CUSMA do not apply to Canada. NAFTA continues to apply to procurements commenced before July 1, 2020, until those procurements are complete.
All four criteria must be met in order for the procurement to be covered by the applicable trade agreement. These steps are described in more detail in Section 1.25.3 Determining coverage under a trade agreement.
* If a set-aside or an exception is made use of or relied upon (e.g. National Security Exception (NSE), general exception for human life and safety, set-aside for minority businesses, etc.), some or all aspects of the procurement may not be subject to certain trade agreement obligations.
For the CFTA, all federal departments and agencies are subject to the CFTA procurement obligations, except those listed in the Schedule of Canada in the Party-Specific Exceptions Annex to the Government Procurement Chapter.
For the CFTA, all crown corporations are subject to the CFTA procurement obligations, except those listed in the Schedule of Canada in the Party-Specific Exceptions Annex to the Government Procurement Chapter.
Canada's free trade agreements pose no impediment to the inclusion of measures for the benefit of Indigenous Peoples and/or businesses in a procurement. This includes procurement obligations pursuant to Modern Treaties (Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements). For more information on Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements (CLCAs), see 9.35 Modern Treaties. For more information on the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB), see 9.40 Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business.
If a set-aside or an exception is made use of or relied upon, some or all aspects of the procurement may not be subject to certain trade agreement obligations. In such cases, in order to reduce risk, contracting officers should continue to follow the obligations of the trade agreements to the greatest extent possible, deviating only where necessary to serve the purpose(s) for which the exception is being used or the set-aside is being applied.
If the procurement is covered by more than one trade agreement, all applicable trade agreements must be complied with at the same time by following the trade agreement procedures that are considered the most rigorous.
The Treasury Board Directive on the Management of Procurement, established under s. 7(1) of the Financial Administration Act (FAA), sets out the policy objective that procurement of goods, services and construction obtains the necessary assets and services that support the delivery of programs and services to Canadians, while ensuring best value to the Crown.
Contracting officers are delegated authorities from the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to provide procurement and acquisitions-related services to departments and agencies. See Chapter 6 Approvals and Authorities for further details.
If a procurement conducted by Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the client department is subject to any litigation proceedings (including a complaint to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal or to the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman, or other alternative dispute resolution process), the client will cover all of the costs (including legal costs, departmental administrative costs, any damages and any amounts required to be paid to third parties) associated with such proceedings.
The Greening Government Strategy was introduced in 2017 as a cabinet directive to achieve the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy goal for greening government. It sets a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from federal operations by 40% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 relative to 2005 levels, with aspirations to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Greening Government Strategy outlines specific measures to achieve this target and outlines a broader scope for greening efforts, including actions on adapting to climate change, transitioning to clean energy, and integrating greening across government procurement.
Contracting officers are responsible for storing and maintaining the documentation related to the procurement files they manage. As such, contracting officers must ensure that decisions and decision-making processes are documented with accuracy to account for and support the continuity of departmental operations as well as to support litigation readiness, and allow for independent evaluation, audit and review.
*It is important to note that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has unique security screening requirements. Refer to Annex 1.3: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) - Security requirements when Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) does the procurement.
It is important that contracting officers name the procurement files appropriately, in a way that describes accurately what it contains. Descriptive file names are an essential part of organizing, sharing, and keeping track of information. For more details, please consult the Procurement Case File (PCF) Naming Convention or contact your Acquisition Program (AP) Information Management (IM) Team - TPSGC.PAGI-APIM.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca for further information.
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