Updated Procurement Thresholds for Canada’s Free Trade Agreements in Effect

In its December 21, 2017 Contract Policy Notice, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat published an updated set of procurement thresholds that have been indexed for inflation and came into effect on January 1, 2018. The notice provides the new thresholds applicable to covered federal government procuring entities under Canada’s international free trade agreements (FTAs), such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA), as well as Canada’s domestic FTA, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), which came into force in July 2017. For more information on CFTA, please see our July 2017 Blakes Bulletin: Canada’s Procurement System Gets a Boost: CFTA Now in Effect, CETA on Its Heels.

 

Thresholds

FTA

Departments and Agencies

Crown Corporations/Government Enterprises

Goods

Services

Construction

Goods

Services

Construction

CFTA

C$25,300

C$101,100

C$101,100

C$505,400

C$505,400

C$5,053,900

CETA

C$237,700

C$237,700

C$9.1-million

Section A
C$649,100

Section A
C$649,100

C$9.1-million

Section B
C$731,400

Section B
C$731,400

NAFTA – Canada/U.S.

C$32,900

C$106,000

C$13.7-million

C$530,000

C$530,000

C$16.9-million

NAFTA – Canada/Mexico

C$106,000

C$106,000

C$13.7-million

C$530,000

C$530,000

C$16.9-million

WTO GPA

C$237,700

C$237,700

C$9.1-million

C$649,100

C$649,100

C$9.1-million

The complete set of indexed thresholds applicable to all procuring entities covered by the CFTA, including provincial and municipal entities, are available on the CFTA Secretariat’s website.

 

CFTA Thresholds

Covered Entity

Goods

Services

Construction

Departments, ministries, agencies, boards, councils, committees, commissions and similar agencies of a Party

C$25,300

C$101,100

C$101,100

Regional, local, district and other forms of municipal government, municipal organizations, school boards and publicly-funded academic, health and social service entities as well as any corporation or entity owned or controlled by one or more of the preceding entities

C$101,100

C$101,100

C$252,700

Crown corporations, government enterprises and other entities that are owned or controlled by a Party through ownership interest

C$505,400

C$505,400

C$5,053,900

Procurement thresholds are the monetary values at, and above which, the government procurement obligations under Canada’s FTAs will generally apply to a given procurement by covered entities. Procurement threshold values are indexed for inflation every two years at the beginning of the calendar year according to the formula set out in the government procurement chapter of the applicable agreement.

The next threshold update is expected January 1, 2020.

For further information, please contact:

Judy Wilson                  416-863-5820
Marianne Smith
            416-863-3156

or any other member of our Procurement group.

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