Contracts awarded directly to vendors

Last updated: March 30, 2023

Ministries can award a contract directly to a vendor without competition. This is called a directly-awarded contract. Read the policy: Core Policy and Procedures Manual (CPPM) Chapter 6: Procurement > Solicitation phase.

Ministries provide a monthly summary report of directly-awarded contracts that includes:

  • Start date and delivery date (end date)
  • Contract reference number
  • Office, division or branch
  • Name of the contractor
  • Maximum contract value
  • Description of work
  • Direct award criteria

Content may be withheld in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Directly-awarded contract summaries for a specific month are published 60 calendar days after the end of that month.

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Review ministry reporting requirements: 03-2016: Directly-Awarded Contracts (PDF, 395KB)

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