Contracting Policy Notice 2011-05 - Trade Agreements: Update of Thresholds
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Date: December 19, 2011
To: Functional Heads, Administration / Finance of all Departments and Agencies
Subject: Update of thresholds for the International Trade Agreements (ITAs)
The thresholds in effect from January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013 for procurements subject to various international trade agreements are set out in the table below. The thresholds for the Agreement on Internal Trade do not change.
|Trade Agreement||Entities (Departments & Agencies)||Crown Corporations|
* Under Canada-Chile and Canada-Colombia, there are "extended transparency" commitments to provide suppliers with information regarding procurements for which they are not eligible to bid but where: (1) an open-tendering process is used; and (2) the procurement value exceeds CDN $124,000 for Chile and CDN $150,000 for Colombia.
Every two years, the thresholds in the international trade agreements are updated. This Notice amends the thresholds in Contracting Policy Notice 2009-3 to provide new thresholds, which are expressed in Canadian dollars. All thresholds are for the period January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. The thresholds for the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) remain unchanged for entities listed in Annex 502.1A at $25,000 for goods and $100,000 for services and construction. The AIT thresholds for Entities of a Commercial or Industrial Nature listed in Annex 502.3 remain unchanged at $500,000 for goods or services and $5,000,000 for construction services.
- The trade agreements to which this Contracting Policy Notice pertains have been hyperlinked in the table above.
- Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations
- Treasury Board Contracting Policy
For matters of content with respect to government procurement obligations contained in any of the international trade agreements, please contact the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade:
1-800-267-8376 (toll-free in Canada)
613-944-4000 (in the National Capital Region and outside Canada)
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or you have a speech impediment and use a text telephone, you can access the TTY service from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time by calling 613-944-9136 (in Canada only).
Enquiries Service (BCI)
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0G2
For information with respect to the Agreement on Internal Trade, please contact the AIT Secretariat:
Anna Maria Magnifico
Internal Trade Secretariat
telephone: (204) 987-8094
Facsimile: (204) 942-8460
For information with respect to the TB Contracting Policy, please contact Treasury Board Secretariat: by phone 613-957-2487 or by fax at 613-957-2405
Original signed by:
Investment, Project Management and Procurement Policy Directorate
TB6, TB7, TB21, TB23, T22, T23, T24, T161
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