Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative

What is the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative (CCPI)?

Manitoba has joined nine other provinces and territories in signing an agreement with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), which will enable Manitoba to use specific federal procurement tools to procure goods and services. This will allow Manitoba to leverage the combined spending power of public sector entities across Canada. By using collaborative federal procurement tools to purchase certain commodities, buyers from provinces and territories can benefit from rates negotiated by the Government of Canada, streamline their procurement efforts and reduce their administrative and legal costs.


Thanks to this collaboration with their counterparts, buyers can also share knowledge and best practices on a range of commodities. The collaborative procurement initiative allows Manitoba to maximize value for money and become smarter shoppers.


 

Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative 3 Year Plan

 

Information for Municipalities, Academic institutions, Schools and Healthcare (MASH)

 
Under the terms of the federal agreement, Manitoba may invite Municipalities, Academic institutions, Schools, and Hospitals (MASH sector) to access some of these collaborative procurement tools.

 

Examples of who may qualify as MASH sector:
  • municipal governments
  • school boards
  • publically-funded universities and colleges
  • publically-funded  hospitals, health and social service organizations
 
 
Further information for MASH buyers is available on the Government of Canada - CCPI Website (see link above).
 
 

Process for MASH sector 

To participate in the CCPI, organizations must:
  • formally agree to the federal participation rules by way of signing an Access Agreement with Manitoba
  • identify interest in advance for each procurement, to Manitoba’s access coordinator,  and be named in the federal procurement document
  • contact the awarded vendor directly to issue a call up and purchase order
  • follow the terms and conditions of the federal documents
  • pay the vendor

 Interested MASH organizations should email the Procurement Services Branch or call 204-945-6361.

 
Information for Suppliers

CCPI opportunities will be posted on buyandsell.gc.ca.  Manitoba will also post a notice on MERX.com of collaborative procurement opportunities Manitoba is participating in.

Further information for suppliers is available on the Government of Canada - CCPI Website (see link above).