Indigenous business and federal procurement
The Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) is the Government of Canada's policy to support Indigenous businesses with procurement opportunities in the federal government.
PSAB helps to address the under-representation of Indigenous business participation in the federal procurement process. PSAB enhances the creation, growth and long-term viability of Indigenous businesses by assisting them in competing for federal procurement opportunities.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) manages PSAB. The Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business Guidelines for Buyers and Government Officials was launched in 1996 and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is the policy owner and program administrator.
PSAB has 2 parts:
- to help eligible Indigenous businesses compete for federal procurements
- to help other federal government departments fulfill their Indigenous procurement requests
ISC advocates for Indigenous businesses so they are able to:
- compete for federal government contracts
- work on major crown projects
- have access to tools to increase their visibility to federal procurement officers
- explore partnerships and joint-ventures
- enter new supply chains including links to corporate Canada
ISC supports other federal organizations in meeting their Indigenous procurement objectives by:
- demonstrating through market research evidence of Indigenous business capacity to provide a certain good or service
- providing advice and guidance on incorporating Indigenous participation within federal procurement processes
- educating procurement officers on the benefits and obligations of Indigenous procurement
- maintaining a network of procurement specialists who act as Indigenous procurement coordinators within their respective departments
Services and information
Why, when, and how to include economic opportunities for Indigenous businesses in your procurement processes.
How federal procurement works and how you can participate as an Indigenous business owner.
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