Canadian Public Sector Sites
Aboriginal Business Canada (ABC)
provides support and business services to Aboriginal businesses and individuals
across Canada. They also encourage government to purchase goods and services
from Aboriginal businesses. Their site offers information on program criteria,
the services and support they offer and contact information.
Internal Trade (AIT)
offers the full text of the Agreement on Internal Trade, signed by the
Governments of Canada, all provinces and territories. Chapter Five of the AIT
covers the General Rules that apply to Procurement.
Renewing Government Services Using IT
website, forming part of the Canadian Governments On-Line project, offers
insight into finding technological solutions to improving service delivery and
avoiding duplication amongst levels of government.
Canada Business Service
This site is a gateway to federal, provincial and
territorial governments' services and programs including help for business plan
preparation, finding new markets, exporting/importing, business start-up,
e-commerce and more.
Canadian Centre for
The site supports CCMD’s mandate to provide training, research and leadership
development opportunities to federal public sector managers. Upcoming events are
listed, and research and online learning opportunities are provided.
Canadian International Development Agency
in doing business with CIDA? Check out this website to receive information on
basic tips to doing business with CIDA, the contracting process, getting funding
and current opportunities.
Canadian Commercial Corporation
CCC assists Canadian exporters in selling products and services to public sector
buyers in world-wide markets. The CCC website provides links to Canadian
services, foreign opportunities and procurement information.
International Trade Tribunal (CITT)
The CITT website
deals with bid challenges on Canadian government contracts arising under an
international agreement. Visit the site to view listings of procurement-related
scheduled hearings, orders and reasons, determinations and claims for costs or
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
site has information on IM/IT management and executive development programs,
portfolio management, information policy, strategic directions and
communications, public key infrastructures and Info 2000.
of the Environment & Sustainable Development
This site offers information about the Commissioner's role, as well as news and
events, publications, "green" reports and an environmental database.
The Contracts Canada
website enables businesses and government buyers to see what the federal
government buys and how it buys. Publications and fact sheets about federal
government policies and practices are provided as well as supplier registration,
historical contract information and a list of federal government purchasers from
a variety of departments and agencies.
Crown Assets Distribution Centres
The CADC disposes of federal government surplus items by public sale, tender or
auction. This site offers contact information for the eight regional centres
across Canada and is an example of the final stage of the procurement life
cycle, namely disposal, at the federal level.
of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
promotes Canadian exporters and assists them in taking advantage of foreign
opportunities by negotiating trade and investment agreements and resolving
disputes. This site provides relevant information on trade and economic policy
and international business development.
Department of Justice Canada -
Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)
site provides resources related to Canadian laws and policies dealing with ATIP.
Brochures, request forms, Treasury Board manuals, forms for ATIP Coordinators,
Directory of Government records and contact information for all federal
institutions are given. The site also details court decisions on access and
Department of National Defence
website for DND and the Canadian Forces offers current news, defence policy, the
ability to "Write to the Troops," as well as Access to Information
Department of National Defence ASD
Alternative Service Delivery program, was launched in July 1995 to review
non-core activities and determine the most cost-effective delivery option,
whether by transferring the work to another government department or agency,
privatizing or partnering with industry.
Canada's Green Lane
site features environmental news, Environment Canada's publications, online
newsletters, events, regional sites, products and services, weather and
environmental predictions as well as more information on pollution and climate
http://www.ec.gc.ca OR www.ec.gc.ca/eog-oeg/greener_procurement/Greener_Procurement.htm
Federal Court of Canada
The FleetSmart program
is run by Natural Resources Canada, aimed at helping fleet managers improve the
performance and reduce the operating costs of their fleet through increased
energy efficiency. The site offers a newsletter, tools and information on the
FleetWise is a Natural
Resources Canada program providing fleet managers with tools and information
about climate change and sustainable development.
Canada's Aboriginal Action Plan
provides information on the Government of Canada's 1998 response to the Royal
Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Its policy, designed to promote
self-sufficiency among Aboriginal people, is called "Gathering Strength -
Canada's Aboriginal Action Plan." A progress report from July 2000 is also
Government of Canada
The Government of
Canada website is an internet access point through which internet users can
obtain information about Canada, the Government of Canada and its programs and
services. The site offers a series of links to government directories,
institutions, provincial and territorial governments, international
organizations and the InfoCentre.
Development Canada (HRDC)
The HRDC site provides
services for employers such as HR planning, market and industry information and
Business Week magazine online. The site also details labour market information
like: tools for interpreting the labour market industry, labour trends and links
to related sites.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
INAC website details the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB)
developed to promote Aboriginal businesses within the federal government
procurement community. This site also allows federal buyers to view the
Aboriginal Supplier Inventory lists, and enables Aboriginal businesses to
register as suppliers.
Industry Canada Strategis - Telehealth
Canada's Strategis information mega-site includes a section on telehealth and
e-health which includes market studies, initiatives, company listings, events
and reports on the industry.
National Energy Board (NEB)
NEB website provides information on energy statistics, publications, safety and
the environment, regulatory updates and an energy overview.
Resources Canada: Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE)
OEE is dedicated to keeping Canadians up to date on ways to save energy at home,
at work and on the road. This website offers information on publications,
programs, workshops and events as well as newsletters and links.
NRC's Canada Institute for Scientific and
Technical Information (CISTI)
articles, literature searches and expert referrals, CISTI is a source for
information in all areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine. This
site explores the interview and final results of the June 1999 survey of
Canadian R&D companies.
Office of the Auditor General of
Office of the Auditor General conducts independent audits and promotes
accountability and best practices in government operations. Their site offers
news and events, reports and publications, as well as information on the role of
the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.
Prime Minister's Office
offers a message from the Prime Minister and an opportunity to contact him, as
well as press releases and information on key government initiatives.
Accounts of the Government of Canada
Public Accounts of Canada, including Financial Statements for the federal
government, are tabled in the House of Commons each year. This site includes the
Public Accounts documents starting with 1995.
Public Service Commission
PSC is the independent agency responsible
for the appointment of qualified persons to the Canadian Federal Public Service.
This site provides information on PSC services, executive programs, development
programs, career opportunities, PSC initiatives, library and publications.
Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
website provides information on their services which include: audit and review
services, communication services, legal and real property services, and human
resources. This site also details ongoing projects as well as opportunities for
business and industry.
RCMP - Technical Security Branch
RCMP Technical Security Branch is responsible for physical and information
security within the federal government. This site provides users with
information on services, provided by TSB, which range from IT security
consultations to physical security consulting services.
of the Auditor General
site offers the reports of Canada's Auditor General, available by year since
1981 or by federal institution or topic since 1994.
Standards Council of Canada
The Standards Council of Canada is a federal Crown
corporation with the mandate to promote efficient standardization through the
National Standards System. This website offers information on standards, news,
accreditation programs, forums and more.
Statistics Canada website offers information on current seminars, conferences
and workshops as well as downloadable publications, research papers and recently
Strategis - Industry Canada
website enables the user to identify new markets, find business partners, form
alliances and access strategic business information. This site provides business
information by sector, economic analysis and statistics, research technology and
innovation, business support and financing, licenses and regulations.
The Green Procurement Network
Bureau - PWGSC
The Translation Bureau is a
provider of linguistic services to Parliament and all levels of government. The
website provides information on the Translation Bureau's services that include:
translation and linguistic services, terminology and standardization services,
interpretation and training services.
Transport Canada: Public-Private
Canada's website provides three downloadable reports concerning Public-Private
Partnerships in relation to Canadian highways: PPP's and their Role in a
Possible National Highway Program, Context of PPP's for Highways in Canada and
PPP's for Highways: Experience, Structure, Financing, Applicability and
Treasury Board Draft Policy on Accounting for
policy lays out the federal government's intentions to adopt accrual accounting
and the objective, requirements and criteria for that implementation.
Board Secretariat (TBS)
The Treasury Board
Secretariat's mission is to manage the human, financial, information and
technology resources of the Government of Canada. This site provides policies
and publications on procurement, contracting, information management and
materiel management at the federal government level.
The BC Bid
website features opportunities for goods, services and construction as well as
bid results and links to the BC Purchasing Commission, the Government of BC and
the ministry of finance.
Columbia Buildings Corporation (BCBC)
BC Building Corp.
was established in 1977 to provide accommodation and real estate services to the
provincial government. Visitors to the BCBC website may access information on
publications and technical manuals, career opportunities, activities,
announcements as well as BCBC services and products.
features information on BC Hydro news and projects, environmental and community
activities as well as customer support services.
BC Business Centre
Government of British Colombia Business Centre features several sections
relevant to small businesses including: marketing basics, financing your
business, planning fundamentals and basic regulations as well as websites for
BC Ministry of Finance
BC Purchasing Commission
online tenders and bid results to a list of master standing offers, the British
Columbia Purchasing Commission website provides both suppliers and public sector
buyers with purchasing related information, news and events.
Alberta wellnet is coordinating efforts
to build an integrated health network in Alberta. The site offers more
information about telehealth, as well as project profiles, milestones and
City of Calgary
Fleet & Supply Management
site provides information on the policies and practices of the administration,
purchasing, materials management and fleet services departments at the City of
City of Regina
City of Regina's website provides more information on the "Cool Down the
City" initiative featured in Summit as well as other environmental projects
including: water, sewage treatment and white metal goods recycling programs.
City of Winnipeg
Province of Manitoba
This site offers basic information on the services the City of Mississauga
provides to businesses and the community.
City of Niagara Falls
site offers basic information on the services the City of Niagara provides
businesses and the community.
This site offers basic information on the services the new City of Ottawa
provides business and the community.
This is the official Toronto municipal
government site, offering information on the city and its services. As well, the
site offers information for businesses interested in selling to the City of
City of Toronto Tenders
site provides potential suppliers with information on current tenders and
requests for quotations, on getting on the bidder's list and on city policies.
District School Board of Niagara
The site provides information on academic
resources, educational services, schools and employment opportunities, as well
as a link to the purchasing centre under the departments link.
Government of Ontario: Procurement
Policy and IT Procurement Branch
may register as a Broader Public Sector (BPS) vendor, view current issues and
receive information on doing business with the Government of Ontario. Public
Sector officials may view buyer fact sheets, download sample procurement
documents and conduct a vendor search.
Co-operative Purchasing Group
This site introduces the member agencies of the Halton Co-operative Purchasing
Group and their vision. Its members include the Region of Halton, the City of
Burlington, the Towns of Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville as well as libraries,
school boards, etc.
Clean Water Agency (OCWA)
As a provincial Crown
Corporation, the OCWA provides water and wastewater service to Ontario
municipalities. The OCWA site gives information related to the clean water
process, operations and maintenance, and the environmental policy.
Management Board Secretariat
to this site are provided with the Ontario government's procurement policies and
practices, may register as a Broader Public Sector client, receive information
on how to do business with the Ontario government and, finally, visitors may
view lists of corporate contracts.
Ontario Ministry of Energy, Science
This site features energy news,
brochures and fact sheets as well as provides information on funding programs
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
site provides private sector businesses the ability to register as a new
contractor or consultant, view contract bulletins and consultant opportunities
and receive information concerning the Registry Appraisal & Qualification
Ontario Realty Corporation
crown corporation, Ontario Realty operates as an agency of the Management Board
of Cabinet and is responsible for managing the real estate assets of the
province of Ontario. This bilingual site includes information and reports on
real estate and facility management as well as the monthly newsletter, Realty
Region of Peel
website lists upcoming events, regional news, programs and services and
publications. Visitors interested in information specifically related to the
contract awarded to OCWA for the Region of Peel water treatment facility may
search the news releases under the key words Ontario Clean Water Agency.
Thames Valley District School Board
University of Western
The website of the
purchasing department at the University of Western Ontario includes information
about how to sell to the university, asset management and disposal, supply
contacts and how to buy goods and services.
Visitors may view current projects,
world-wide activities and Hydro Québec's profile as well as news, publications
and environmental issues related to hydropower.
Ministère des Finances, Gouvernment du
This site outlines the ministry's
mission, details its budgets and provides a list of available publications and
l'énergie - Québec
At present, a French only
site, la Régie de l'énergie provides economic regulations on behalf of Québec
energy consummers. Visitors to this site may receive more information and news
on the organization.
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
Dalhousie Medical School - Telemedicine
Scotia TeleHealth Network is a partnership between the Nova Scotia Department of
Health, Dalhousie Medical School, TecKnowledge Healthcare Systems Inc. and MTT.
This site also features other innovative programs at Dalhousie, including
environmental health, bioethics, health law and medical humanities.
Halifax Regional Municipality: Halifax Harbour
site provides information on the Halifax Harbour Solutions Project, several maps
of the treatment centres and links to other harbour clean-up projects in Canada
and the US.
Halifax Regional Municipality Waste
Halifax Regional Municipality website provides information on the Halifax
Harbour Solutions Project, the Eco-Efficiency Centre, transportation projects
and other environment programs. This site also provides the region of Halifax's
procurement policy, opportunities, tenders and awards.
Scotia Department of Education
The site offers
information about Nova Scotia's Department of Education, its services and
programs, as well as media releases, including information about school
Nova Scotia Department of Health
site offers information on healthcare transition within the province of Nova
Scotia, policy and reports produced by the department, as well as health-related
Nova Scotia Public Tenders Notice
site provides users with the Nova Scotia government's procurement policies.
Visitors may view tender notices, award notices and related links to other
global procurement sites.
Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Government of the Northwest
Government of Nunavut
Government of Nunavut website details Nunavut's past, present and future in
terms of economic development, culture and language issues, executive and
intergovernmental affairs, finance and administration issues and sustainable
Financial Management Board Secretariat (FMBS)
topics featured on this site are: collective bargaining, government spending and
Public Private Partnerships, news releases, human resources documents, financial
documents and information concerning government expenditures, contracts and