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The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

The City of Winnipeg is subject to the Agreement on Internal Trade pursuant to Annex 502.4 Procurement - Provisions for Municipalities, Municipal Organizations, School Boards, and Publicly Funded Academic, Health and Social Service entities.


An Important Message About Government Procurement Opportunities

Procurement by the Governments of Canada, the Provinces, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories and by Canadian municipalities, municipal organizations, school boards and publicly funded academic, health and social service entities is subject to the provisions of Chapter 5 (Procurement) of the Agreement on Internal Trade.

Chapter 5 establishes a framework to ensure equal, non-discriminatory access to such procurement above certain thresholds, including the requirement for transparent procurement processes, and defines procedures for bid protest. You can obtain information about the Agreement on Internal Trade by visiting the Internal Trade Secretariat's web site (see link below).


We would like to introduce you to MARCAN, a website that provides a window to tender notices for Canadian public sector procurement opportunities.

MARCAN has been developed to help Canadian companies identify Internet sites that may publish tender notices for procurement opportunities within the Canadian public sector. It has been created under the auspice of the Agreement on Internal Trade and is managed by the Internal Trade Secretariat.


The Internal Trade Secretariat
Address: Suite 850, 444 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3T1
Telephone number: 204-987-8090
Fax number: 204-942-8460

Related Links

Internal Trade Secretariat: This site will provide you further information on various aspects of the AIT.

MARCAN: This site will provide, as well as other information, a listing of links to other Public Sector Bid Opportunity sites.

Last update: March 26, 2014