Goods and Services Identification Number The Government of Canada uses Goods and Services Identification Number (GSIN) codes to identify generic product descriptions for its procurement activities. On Buyandsell.gc.ca, GSIN codes connect all of the procurement information, including Tender Notices, Award Notices, Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements, and Contract History. The GSIN CSV file published on this page is updated on an “as needed” frequency, when codes are either created or deactivated on Buyandsell.gc.ca. Visit the "About GSIN Codes" page to learn more: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/goods-and-services-identification-number/about-gsin-codes. The Procurement Data Dictionary offers a description of each data field contained in the GSIN file, as well as other datasets published on Buyandsell.gc.ca. The XML file is meant to be used as a guide for understanding the various data elements. It is updated on an “as needed” frequency to reflect changes to data elements on Buyandsell.gc.ca. 2013-05-26 2017-03-16 Public Services and Procurement Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Economics and IndustryGoods and Services Identification NumberGSINcodegoodsservicesconstructionservices related to goodsclassificationprocurementfederal governmentcommodityclassgroupsupplierbusinessesbuyerscontract historystanding offerssupply arrangementscontractsopportunitiesregistrationSRIbuyselltenders GSIN CodesCSV https://buyandsell.gc.ca/cds/public/gsins/tpsgc-pwgsc_nibs-gsin.csv Procurement Data DictionaryXML https://buyandsell.gc.ca/cds/public/datadictionary/tpsgc-pwgsc_dd.xml

Goods and Services Identification Number

The Government of Canada uses Goods and Services Identification Number (GSIN) codes to identify generic product descriptions for its procurement activities. On Buyandsell.gc.ca, GSIN codes connect all of the procurement information, including Tender Notices, Award Notices, Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements, and Contract History.

The GSIN CSV file published on this page is updated on an “as needed” frequency, when codes are either created or deactivated on Buyandsell.gc.ca. Visit the "About GSIN Codes" page to learn more: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/goods-and-services-identification-number/about-gsin-codes.

The Procurement Data Dictionary offers a description of each data field contained in the GSIN file, as well as other datasets published on Buyandsell.gc.ca. The XML file is meant to be used as a guide for understanding the various data elements. It is updated on an “as needed” frequency to reflect changes to data elements on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Publisher - Organization Name at Publication: Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
GSIN Codes Dataset CSV English
French
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Procurement Data Dictionary Guide XML English
French
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Geographic Information

Geographic Region Name:

  • Atlantic
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Prairies
  • British Columbia
  • Territories

Comments(13 )

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, important updates were made to our open data files. The "End of feed" line was removed from the data files and a “Date file published" column was added. The new “Date file published” column indicates the date (YYYY-MM-DD) and time that the data file was generated.

D’importantes mises à jour ont été apportées â nos fichiers de données ouvertes le mercredi 22 juin 2016. La dernière rangée intitulée « End of feed » a été retirée des fichiers et une nouvelle colonne intitulée « Date de publication du fichier » a été ajoutée. Cette nouvelle colonne sert à indiquer la date (AAAA-MM-JJ) et l’heure à laquelle le fichier a été créé.

Missing some GSIN Description

Nous vous remercions de nous faire part de votre commentaire et de votre intérêt au jeu de données Numéro d'identification des biens et services. Nous avons vérifié le fichier « Codes NIBS » actuel et ne pouvons pas identifier de définitions manquantes, tel qu’indiqué dans votre commentaire. Notre fichier est complet. Veuillez noter que le fichier csv contient des données sur les codes NIBS actifs exclusivement: les codes NIBS inactifs ne sont pas inclus dans ce fichier.

Thank you for your interest in the Goods and Services Identification Number Dataset. We have verified our current “GSIN Codes” csv file and cannot identify any missing definitions. Our resource file is complete. Please note that the csv file contains active GSINs only: inactive GSINs are not included in this file.

Hello, Thank you for flagging this. I have sent your comment to the data owner for follow-up purposes. Thank you, Tasha, the Open Government Team

Are the GSINs in this source list consistent with those found via the "Search by Commodity (HTML)" function at http://sriclient.contractscanada.gc.ca/index-eng.cfm?

Thank you for your interest in the Goods and Services Identification Number Dataset. Yes, the GSIN dataset published on the Open Government portal is consistent with the data found in the "Search by Commodity (HTML)" function at http://sriclient.contractscanada.gc.ca/index-eng.cfm?

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response. Best regards, the Open Government Team

I find the documents hard to download or manipulate in the formats as they are today. I prefer excel. Procurement Officer RCMP

Thank you for your interest in the Goods and Services Identification Number Dataset. Open data is defined as structured data that is machine readable, freely shared, used and built on without restrictions (for more information: http://open.canada.ca/en/open-data-principles). Amongst the recommended formats are CSV, XML and RDF. PWGSC standardized on these recommended formats. If you are using Excel version 2007 and higher you can view the file by clicking on the Office Button, selecting OPEN and the CSV file name. Once the CSV file is Open, you can convert the CSV file into an Excel format by selecting ‘SAVE AS’ followed by ‘EXCEL WORKBOOK’ in the ‘SAVE as TYPE’ drop down menu.

Le 1er avril 2015, Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada (TPSGC) apportera des changements à sa présence sur le Portail de données ouvertes du gouvernement du Canada. Ces changements ne toucheront nullement les données appartenant aux jeux de données Appels d'offres, Contrats octroyés, Numéro d'identification des biens et services, et Offres à commandes et arrangements en matière d'approvisionnement de TPSGC. Néanmoins, nous supprimerons certains fichiers et modifierons le Dictionnaire des données sur l’approvisionnement trouvées sur le Portail des données ouvertes du gouvernement du Canada. La liste complète des changements qui prendront effet le 1er avril 2015 est affichée sur Achatsetventes.gc.ca : https://achatsetventes.gc.ca/changements-aux-donnees-sur-l-approvisionnement-que-tpsgc-diffuse-sur-le-portail-des-donnees-ouvertes

On April 1, 2015, Public Works and Government Services Canada will update its presence on the Government of Canada’s Open Data portal. None of the changes will impact the data in PWGSC’s Tender Notices, Contract History, Goods and Services Identification Number, and Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements datasets found at the Government of Canada Open Data Portal. Nevertheless, we will remove some files and update the Procurement Data Dictionary. A complete list of the changes coming April 1, 2015 is available on Buyandsell.gc.ca: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/updates-to-pwgsc-procurement-data-on-the-open-data-portal