Trade Agreements on Procurement
Public Tenders are issued in accordance with the Atlantic Procurement Agreement (APA) and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). These agreements have reduced interprovincial trade barriers and increased procurement opportunities for suppliers and allow for joint purchasing for potential cost savings.
- The APA applies to tenders above the following thresholds: Goods - $10,000; Services - $50,000; Construction - $100,000.
- The CFTA opens up the federal, provincial and territorial government procurement in Canada for goods valued at over $25,000, services over $100,000, and construction over $100,000.
PEI is participating in the Federal Provincial Territorial Collaborative Procurement Initiative. This collaboration makes it easier for suppliers to sell to multiple levels of government and expand their markets and enables the Province to purchase commodities such as office supplies, tires and laboratory supplies more efficiently and at rates negotiated by the Government of Canada.
From time to time, the Province of P.E.I. participates in joint tendering opportunities with the other Atlantic Provinces. These joint tenders follow the Public Tendering process.