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
Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements
Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements (SOSA), formerly known as Pre-Qualified Supplier Data (PQSD), is information about businesses that are currently pre-qualified to supply goods and services to the Government of Canada. Updated weekly, the data identifies businesses holding Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) standing offers and supply arrangements. Visit the "About SOSA" page to learn more: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/standing-offers-and-supply-arrangements/about-sosa.
The Procurement Data Dictionary offers a description of each data field contained in the SOSA 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
Excellent tool for both Contracting Officers looking for existing SOA/SA agreements that could be replicated in their region as well as managers, looking for new sources of supply that have already been tendered..
Thank you for your comment and your interest in the “Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements (SOSA)” dataset. To learn more about using, filtering and searching SOSA data to find information on businesses holding PWGSC standing offers and supply arrangements, visit the Get Started with SOSA page on Buyandsell.gc.ca: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/standing-offers-and-supply-arrangements/get-started-with-sosa.
The Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements (SOSA) database is undergoing scheduled maintenance. Due to this maintenance, we are unable to release new SOSA records this week. The current file will contain the same active records that were released in the April 8, 2016 SOSA open data file, and any expired records will be removed. The regular weekly publication of new SOSA records will resume on April 22, 2016. On this date, the SOSA open data file will contain new standing offer and supply arrangement records, with expired records removed.
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.