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:

For Public Sector Entities (PSE), refer to the Working with Standing Offers guide (pdf) or webinar for information on searching for standing offers in Ariba.

Standing Offer

Contract Term

Next Tender Call

Temporary Services

December 1, 2019 - November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Learning & Development Services

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2024

Ongoing Onboarding

Executive Search

December 1, 2019 - November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

OHS First Aid and Mental Health First Aid Training August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2025

February 2025

Managed Service Provider (MSP) for Contingent Labour

December 1, 2019 - November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Information Technology (IT) Contingent Labour

December 1, 2019 - November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Communication Services

November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Writing & Editing Services

February 15, 2019 – November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Marketing Services

February 15, 2019 – November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Translation Services

February 15, 2019 – November 30, 2023

Ongoing Onboarding

Consulting Services for Architects and Engineers (Building Design)

July 1, 2021 - May 31, 2024

Onboarding July 2022

SO - Colour Print Services for Queens Printer September 2, 2020 - August 31, 2025 August 2025

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

View List of Public Procurement Entities within Nova Scotia.

Refer to the below documents 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 2021

MASH MOU Agreement - Federal Procurement Instrument Access Agreement 2021 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

  • Acadia University
  • Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education
  • Bridgewater Police
  • Cape Breton University
  • Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education
  • Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
  • Dalhousie University
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Halifax Regional Centre for Education
  • Halifax Regional Water Commission
  • Kings College University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Municipality of East Hants
  • Municipality of Chester
  • New Glasgow Regional Police
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • South Shore Regional Centre for Education / Tri-County Regional Centre for Education
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Town of Amherst
  • Town of Bridgewater
  • Town of Kentville
  • Town of New Glasgow
  • Town of Truro
  • Village of Bible Hill
  • Westville Police Service

As part of the CCP initiative, a number of commodities have been identified as part of a 3-Year Canadian Collaborative Procurement Plan.
For additional information, please refer to the following:
https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/app-collaborat-procur/plan-eng.html

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
Genevieve.Sharkey@novascotia.ca

December 1, 2019 - November 30, 2023