The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) applies to most government institutions including seven Crown corporations. The AIT applies to the procurement of goods valued at $25,000 or more and to the procurement of services and construction valued at $100,000 or more. The following services are not covered by the AIT:
In addition, the AIT does not apply to procurement related to cultural industries, Aboriginal culture, national security, or financial services.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) applies to most government institutions including ten Crown corporations. NAFTA applies to the procurement of goods valued at more than $27,300 (Canada-U.S.) and $76,600 (Canada-Mexico), to the procurement of services valued at $76,600 or more, and to construction contracts worth $9.9 million or more. For Crown corporations, NAFTA applies to the purchases of goods and services valued at $383,300 or more and construction contracts valued at $12.2 million or more.
The Agreement on Government Procurement of the World Trade Organization (WTO-AGP) applies to most government institutions. The WTO-AGP applies to the procurement of goods or services valued at $221,300 or more and construction requirements valued at $8.5 million or more. The WTO-AGP is a multilateral agreement that aims to secure greater international competition for government procurement.
In addition to some general exceptions like procurements related to national security, products for handicapped persons, philanthropic institutions or prison labour, and measures necessary to protect public morals, order or safety, the following specific commodities are excluded from NAFTA and WTO-AGP coverage:
In addition, the following five groups of service contracts are completely excluded from NAFTA and WTO‑AGP:
Note: Dollar limits shown are known to change with inflation and for other reasons. Notification of such changes are issued through Contracting Policy Notices.