Selling to the federal government
Find information, tools and help to complete the tasks related to selling to the Government of Canada. Gain an understanding of how to sell to the government, how to register your business as a supplier, and find seminars on doing business with the government.
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Register to be a supplier
Register as a supplier for a wide range of goods and services purchased by the federal government.
Do you have a construction, architectural or engineering services business? Register in this database to become an approved supplier to the Government of Canada.
- Centralized Professional Services ePortal
If you are a professional or a specialist, you can register your business in this database to conduct business with the Government of Canada.
- Register as a supplier
Do you want to sell to the Government of Canada? Find out how to register as a supplier and add your business to the database.
Buyandsell.gc.ca — the procurement process
Learn the ins and outs of the federal government procurement process — how it works, what the government buys, how you can register for standing offers or become a pre-qualified supplier.
- How to prepare a bid
Use this guide to help you bid on government opportunities so that you can sell your goods or services to the government.
- The procurement process
Contact Government of Canada departments and agencies for contracting opportunities, and promote your products and services to them.
- What the government buys
From airplanes to paper clips, the Government of Canada buys many products and services. Learn more about what you can sell to the Government of Canada.
Find bidding opportunities, proposals and contracts
Learn how to bid for government tenders, write proposals and promote your goods and services.
- Bid on opportunities: The bidding process
Find out about contract bidding opportunities and the bidding process used by Public Works and Government Services Canada.
- Build in Canada Innovation Program
Test your late stage innovative goods and services by selling to the federal government.
- Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business
If you are Aboriginal and want to sell your goods or services to the government, find out how to apply for government contracts.
- Indigenous Business Directory
You can search for or register an Indigenous business in this directory of suppliers.
- Tenders — Government of Canada
Find opportunities to sell your products or services to the Federal Government through buyandsell.gc.ca.
- Pre-Qualified Innovations
Learn about the process when submitting your proposal for the Build in Canada Innovation Program.
Standing offers and supply arrangements
There are two types of non-binding agreements you can make with the federal government when it comes to supplying specific goods or services. These agreements outline the terms and conditions that will apply to any future orders.
- Supply arrangements
Become a pre-qualified supplier for the Government of Canada for certain goods and services.
- Standing offers
Register for a standing offer with the Government of Canada to get a chance to sell your goods or services to government departments.
If you are interested in selling your goods and services to federal departments and agencies, it is important to proactively promote your business as a supplier. You’ll want to identify the qualities that differentiate you from your competitors, and target your efforts at the people responsible for choosing suppliers.
- Promote yourself to government buyers
Find out how to increase your chances of becoming a supplier to the Government of Canada.
- Contacts for GSIN Codes
Use this directory to identify and market yourself and your goods to purchasing managers in Public Works and Government Services Canada.
Additional resources for selling to the federal government
Learn more about selling to the Government of Canada.
- Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
Contact the Office if you have a complaint with the awarding or administration of a contract by the Government of Canada.
- Buyandsell.gc.ca — Event Calendar
Learn about selling to the Government of Canada. This event calendar can help you find learning opportunities held in your area or even online.
- Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
Get information about selling your goods and services to the Government of Canada.
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