Current Standing Offer Contracts

The following table gives a tentative schedule for several of our larger Standing Offers. These dates serve only as a guide and may not necessarily be the actual issue date for a particular opportunity:

Standing Offer

Contract Term

Next Tender Call

Temporary Services

November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Learning & Development Services

March 1, 2017 - February 28, 2020

October 2019

Executive Search

November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Occupational Health and Safety Training November 11, 2016 - November 30, 2019

Fall 2019

Managed Business Services (formerly Consulting Services)

November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Information Technology (IT) Contingent Labour

November 3, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Communication Services

November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Writing & Editing Serivces

February 15, 2019 – February 14, 2022

Possible On-boarding beginning the Spring of 2020

Marketing Services

February 15, 2019 – February 14, 2022

Possible On-boarding beginning the Spring of 2020

Translation Services

February 15, 2019 – February 14, 2022

Possible On-boarding beginning the Spring of 2020

Consulting Services for Architects and Engineers (Building Design)

November 7, 2018 – November 30, 2019

November 2019 - November 2020

More information on Standing Offers


Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative (CCPI)

As of May 2016, PWGSC, has permitted non-federal jurisdictions and specified organizations to use PWGSC Standing Offers Supply Arrangements and Request for Proposal to purchase certain goods where non-federal jurisdictions and specified organizations have been identified.

These include:

  • Provincial jurisdiction
  • Territorial jurisdiction
  • Municipal jurisdiction
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • Canadian aid agencies
  • Canadian public health organizations

List of applicable Government Entities and Municipal, Academic, Institutions, Schools and Hospitals Sector within Nova Scotia.

Refer to the attached for information on how to access the federal Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements as well as which are currently available to the Province.

CCPI Website Document NS 2019

MASH MOU Agreement - Federal Procurement Instrument Access Agreement 2019 Template

Prior to Agencies and Commissions, Municipalities, Academic Institutions, Schools, Health Authorities and Government Units being allowed to access and call-up on the established Standing Offers, they must first sign a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Province. To date, the following public sector entities have established MOUs with the Province:

Authorized Nova Scotia Public Sector Entities

  • Annapolis Valley School Board
  • Cape Breton University
  • Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
  • Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
  • Dalhousie University
  • East Hants
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Halifax Regional School Board
  • Halifax Regional Water Commission
  • IWK Health Centre
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Municipality of Shelburne
  • Municipality of the County of Inverness
  • Municipality of Chester
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • South Shore Regional School Board / Tri-County Regional School Board
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Town of Bridgewater
  • Town of New Glasgow
  • Town of Truro
  • Village of Bible Hill


    As part of the CCP initiative, a number of commodities have been identified as part of a 3-Year Canadian Collaborative Procurement Plan and will be available in the coming months.

    For information, please refer to the following:

    If interested in accessing federal contracts or have any questions about the opportunities, please contact the Department Internal Service – Procurement CCPI contact:

    Genevieve Sharkey
    Director, Procurement Operations