Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative
The Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative (CCPI) is a federal program open to Broader Public Sector (BPS) organizations in Ontario and across the country. This program allows for access to the purchasing arrangements (standing offers and supply arrangements) developed by Public Services & Procurement Canada (PSPC) by Provincial and Territorial governments, as well as municipalities, academic institutions, schools and hospitals (MASH) entities.
Public sector procurement is worth approximately $200 billion annually in Canada, with 70-80% taking place at the local or regional level. By combining the purchasing power of the federal government with the BPS, these sectors are able to take advantage of more competitive pricing and greater administrative and legal efficiencies.
The CCPI enables users to benefit from:
- Economies of scale;
- Simplified buying processes;
- Socio-economic considerations; and
- Sharing knowledge and best practices.
Suppliers already compete for a variety of public government contracts. Collaborative procurement makes it easier for them to sell to multiple groups at the same time. This saves suppliers the cost of multiple bids, allowing for more competitive pricing.
The CCPI currently offers more than 90 goods and services. For a full listing, see the 3-Year Canadian Collaborative Procurement Plan. Check back regularly for updates.
The following conditions apply when using PSPC procurement tools outlined in the 3-Year plan:
- PSPC is responsible for managing the terms and conditions of the procurement instrument agreements.
- All buyers are responsible for resolving disputes between themselves and the seller, although PSPC may help to clarify terms.
- Prices, terms and/or conditions of the procurement instrument agreements cannot be modified or negotiated.
How To Join The CCPI
- Familiarize yourself with the CCPI and the full listing of available goods and services by joining the Government of Canada’s open access GCCollab website.
- Confirm your organization is a member of the BPS recognized by the Government of Ontario.
- Create an account on Ontario’s DoingBusiness website.
- After reviewing the 3-year plan offerings, communicate your specific interest to the Government of Ontario’s CCPI Access Coordinator (contact below).
- For CCPI procurement instruments that your organization may access, Supply Chain Ontario will provide the name(s) and contact information for suppliers on the federal procurement instrument. Your organization must contact suppliers directly to request the pricing, terms and conditions in the federal instrument.
CCPI Access Coordinator for Government of Ontario / Supply Chain Ontario.