Indigenous business and federal procurement

The Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB) is the Government of Canada's policy to support Indigenous businesses with procurement opportunities.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) advocates for Indigenous businesses so they can:

ISC supports other federal organizations' Indigenous procurement objectives by:

Procurement information

Inuit business and federal procurement

Learn about the directive created to address the under-representation of Inuit business participation in federal procurement processes and support the creation and growth of Inuit businesses.

Indigenous business procurement information for federal procurement officers

Why, when, and how to include economic opportunities for Indigenous businesses in your procurement processes.

Procurement information for Indigenous business owners

How federal procurement works and how you can participate as an Indigenous business owner.

Indigenous business directory

Available to all levels of government and the private sector, this directory helps Indigenous businesses pursue business opportunities.

Mandatory minimum 5% Indigenous procurement target

The requirement for federal departments and agencies ensures a minimum 5% of the total value of contracts are held by Indigenous businesses.

Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy

How we are engaging with Indigenous partners on the co-development of a Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy.

Policy and audit information

Audit information

Audits to ensure that Indigenous businesses met the ownership, control, Indigenous employment and Indigenous content criteria.

Policies, reports and interpretation bulletins

Bulletins, contracting policies, and reports related to the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business.

Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business Booklet

Informational booklet about Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business.

Guidelines for buyers and government officials

Policies, definitions and procedures about tendering, bidding and dispute mechanism.

Important links

How to register and self-identify in the directory, attract international customers, and a guide for Indigenous women starting a new business.

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