The NCC contracts out in accordance with applicable regulations, and its Corporate Administrative Policy and Procedures regarding procurement services.
We are also subject to the following trade agreements:
- World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-GPA)
- Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
- Canada–Chile Free Trade Agreement
- Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
- Canada–Colombia Free Trade Agreement
- Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
- Canada–Honduras Free Trade Agreement
- Canada–Panama Free Trade Agreement
- Canada–Peru Free Trade Agreement
- Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
- Canada–United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement
All NCC tenders that are subject to these trade agreements can be found in English and French on CanadaBuys, the official federal government electronic tendering system.
Working with new suppliers
The NCC welcomes the opportunity to work with new suppliers and contractors. It is not mandatory to have previous experience working with the NCC, nor is bilingual service necessarily required to obtain NCC contracts. However, bilingual services may be required in certain situations (see the NCC Official Languages Program).
All contractors and suppliers working on NCC property require a basic security clearance that will be performed by NCC Corporate Security. There are certain locations (such as the official residences and Parliament Hill), as well as certain projects, where the contractor or supplier will require a higher level of security clearance to access the site. Contractors and suppliers working on NCC projects will also be requested to carry general liability insurance in the amount of $5 million.
The NCC maintains and uses its own supplier source lists to solicit bids for smaller contracts. In addition, internal delegated buyers have the authority to purchase various items (including purchases made by acquisition cards). About 94 percent of all contracts issued by the NCC are less than $25,000 in value.
Become an NCC Supplier
If you are a supplier who is interested in offering your services to the NCC, contact:
National Capital Commission
202–40 Elgin Street
Ottawa ON K1P 1C7
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