Tender Notices The dataset contains Government of Canada tender information published in accordance with the Financial Administration Act, all Schedule I, Schedule II and Schedule III of those departments, agencies, Crown corporations, and other entities (unless specifically exempt) who must comply with the Government of Canada trade agreement obligations. The source of this information is Buyandsell.gc.ca, the authoritative source for Government of Canada tenders. Visit the "About Tenders" page to learn more: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders/about-tenders. The table below is organized according to “Quick Searches” on Buyandsell.gc.ca. The resources names are reflective of the information contained in each file. (1) Procurement Data Dictionary: Offers a description of each data field contained in the Tenders files, 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. (2) New Today: Contains up to date information on all new tender notices published to Buyandsell.gc.ca on a specific day. The file is generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as new tenders are published. (3) Active: Contains up to date information on all active tender notices, including any amendments brought to a tender notice during its lifecycle. The file is generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as tenders are published or amended. (4) Expired: Contains up to date information on all expired tender notices, including any amendments brought to a tender notice during its lifecycle. The file is generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as tenders expire. (5) Tender notices filtered by goods and services categories, broken down by: Construction; Goods; Services; and Services Related to Goods. The files contain up to date information on active, expired, awarded and cancelled tender notices, including any amendments brought to a tender notice during its lifecycle. The files are generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as tenders are published, amended, awarded or cancelled. (6) Awards: Contains up to date information on all award notices published on Buyandsell.gc.ca. Award notices are used to announce a contract awarded to a supplier as the result of a tender notice. The file is generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as awards are published or amended. 2013-03-30 2017-03-16 Public Services and Procurement Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Economics and IndustryEducation and Trainingstanding offerscontractsbusinessesopportunitiesbuyersprocurementprocurement specialistspurchasegoodsservicesconstructionmethods of supplystanding offerssupply arrangementstendersACANGSINawardsrequest for proposalRFPrequest for informationRFI ActiveCSV https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/csv/tender/active Procurement Data DictionaryXML https://buyandsell.gc.ca/cds/public/datadictionary/tpsgc-pwgsc_dd.xml ExpiredCSV https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/csv/tender/expired AwardsCSV https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/csv/award/all New TodayCSV https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/csv/tender/new-today GoodsCSV https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/csv/tender/goods ServicesCSV https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/csv/tender/services Services related to goodsCSV https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/csv/tender/services-related-to-goods ConstructionCSV https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/csv/tender/construction

Tender Notices

The dataset contains Government of Canada tender information published in accordance with the Financial Administration Act, all Schedule I, Schedule II and Schedule III of those departments, agencies, Crown corporations, and other entities (unless specifically exempt) who must comply with the Government of Canada trade agreement obligations. The source of this information is Buyandsell.gc.ca, the authoritative source for Government of Canada tenders. Visit the "About Tenders" page to learn more: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders/about-tenders.

The table below is organized according to “Quick Searches” on Buyandsell.gc.ca. The resources names are reflective of the information contained in each file.

(1) Procurement Data Dictionary: Offers a description of each data field contained in the Tenders files, 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. (2) New Today: Contains up to date information on all new tender notices published to Buyandsell.gc.ca on a specific day. The file is generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as new tenders are published. (3) Active: Contains up to date information on all active tender notices, including any amendments brought to a tender notice during its lifecycle. The file is generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as tenders are published or amended. (4) Expired: Contains up to date information on all expired tender notices, including any amendments brought to a tender notice during its lifecycle. The file is generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as tenders expire. (5) Tender notices filtered by goods and services categories, broken down by: Construction; Goods; Services; and Services Related to Goods. The files contain up to date information on active, expired, awarded and cancelled tender notices, including any amendments brought to a tender notice during its lifecycle. The files are generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as tenders are published, amended, awarded or cancelled.

(6) Awards: Contains up to date information on all award notices published on Buyandsell.gc.ca. Award notices are used to announce a contract awarded to a supplier as the result of a tender notice. The file is generated after midnight ET and published the next business day and updated in “real time” as awards are published or amended.

  • 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
Active Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Procurement Data Dictionary Guide XML English
French
Access
Expired Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Awards Dataset CSV English
French
Access
New Today Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Goods Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Services Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Services related to goods Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Construction Dataset CSV English
French
Access

Geographic Information

Geographic Region Name:

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

Comments (37)

Nous vous remercions de nous faire part de votre commentaire et de votre intérêt au jeu de données Appels d'offres. Une interruption du service est survenue le 20 et 21 juin, 2016. L'interruption du service a depuis été résolue. Nous regrettons tout inconvénient que cette interruption aurait pu causer.

Thank you for your comment and your interest in the Tender Notices dataset. Buyandsell.gc.ca experienced intermittent and unexpected service interruptions throughout the day on June 20, and June 21, 2016. The service has since been restored. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

The Buy and Sell site for searching solicitations has been unstable for the past couple of days.

There is no Sweden in the list? Also Denmark and other countries are missing...

Thank you for your comment and your interest in the Tender Notices dataset. The dataset contains Government of Canada tender information exclusively. For more information on Government of Canada tenders, please visit https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders.

Cette nouvelle a pour objet d'informer les utilisateurs qu'une amélioration récente a été faite aux fichiers de données ouvertes Appels d’offres du gouvernement du Canada. Les fichiers de données ouvertes Appels d’offres du gouvernement du Canada (actifs, expirés, avis d’attributions, nouveaux aujourd’hui, des biens, des services, services liés aux biens, et construction) sont maintenant disponibles pour téléchargement en « temps réel ». Cela signifie que les utilisateurs peuvent compter sur des données à jour (jusqu'à cinq minutes à partir du moment du téléchargement). Auparavant, les fichiers de données ouvertes des Appels d'offres étaient mis à jour quotidiennement.

The following is to inform users that a recent improvement was made to the Government of Canada Tender Notices open data files. The Government of Canada Tender Notices open data files (active, expired, awards, new today, goods, services, services related to goods, construction) are now available for download in "real time". This means that users can rely on the data being current (up to five minutes from the time of download). Previously, the Tender Notices open data files were updated once daily.

This is to confirm that updates have been made to the Tender Notices open data files (active, expired, awards, new today, goods, services, services related to goods, construction). For more details on the updates, please read the news item available on Buyandsell.gc.ca: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/updates-now-complete-for-government-of-canada-tender-notices-open-data-files.

La présente confirme que les mises à jour ont été effectuées aux fichiers des données ouvertes Appels d’offres (actifs, expirés, avis d’attributions, nouveaux aujourd’hui, biens, services, services liés aux biens, construction. Pour de plus amples renseignements portant sur les mises à jour, veuillez lire l'article de nouvelles disponible sur Achatsetventes.gc.ca : https://achatsetventes.gc.ca/les-mises-a-jour-ont-ete-effectuees-pour-les-fichiers-de-donnees-ouvertes-appels-d-offres-du-gouvernement-du-canada.

Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada a identifié des problèmes concernant le jeu de données Appels d’offres et les fichiers seront corrigés durant la semaine du 18 janvier 2016. Les problèmes découlent de l’introduction fautive d’une « fin de ligne » (Line Feed) marquée par les caractères (/n), qui aurait remplacé les caractères habituellement utilisés « Carriage Return Line Feed » (/r/n). L’utilisation du « Carriage Return Line Feed » (/r/n) sera restituée dans tous les fichiers de données ouvertes Appels d’offres en raison d’être l’expression la plus commune pour indiquer la « fin de ligne » ou la fin d’un paragraphe. La liste complète des changements à venir est disponible sur Achatsetventes.gc.ca : https://achatsetventes.gc.ca/mise-a-jour-des-fichiers-de-donnees-ouvertes-appels-d-offres-du-gouvernement-du-canada . Une nouvelle sera publiée sur Achatsetventes.gc.ca suivant l’achèvement des mises à jour afin d’informer les utilisateurs des changements effectués.

Public Services and Procurement Canada has identified issues with its Tender Notices dataset and will be making corrections to the files during the week of January 18, 2016. The issues stem from the incorrect introduction of a Line Feed (/n) and consequent replacement of the Carriage Return Line Feed (/r/n). The use of Carriage Return Line Feed will be restored to all Tender Notices open data files as it is the more common expression to indicate the “end of record”. A complete list of the changes coming is available on Buyandsell.gc.ca: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/updates-to-government-of-canada-tender-notices-open-data-files . Buyandsell.gc.ca will publish a follow up news item to inform users when these updates are complete.

Les guillemets ont été retirés de tous les fichiers CSV du jeu de données Appels d’offres le 7 janvier, 2016. Depuis cette date, les guillemets sont utilisés seulement que pour délimiter un champ contenant lui-même un signe utilisé comme séparateur (par exemple : les virgules retrouvées dans le champ Description). Antérieurement, les guillemets entouraient tous les champs des fichiers de données ouvertes Appels d’offres. Cette mise à jour n’a pas affecté la qualité des fichiers CSV, toutefois, il fut découvert récemment que le champ « access_terms_of_use » nécessite la présence de guillemets. Cette erreur sera corrigée et les fichiers seront mis à jour le 20 janvier 2016.

Thank you for your comment and your interest in the Tender Notices dataset. As of January 7, 2016, the use of double quotes is only applied to avoid characters delimiting the record field (for example: for commas found in the Description field). Prior to the update on January 7, the Tender Notices open data files enclosed every field in double quotes. This change does not affect the validity of the CSV file, however, it was recently discovered that double quotes were missing in the “access_terms_of_use” field. To correct this error, updates will be made to the open data files on January 20, 2016, along with other enhancements, which will be outlined in a following comment.

Still no update for my question 4 days ago? The file is still not a valid CSV. Eevery cell must be quote wrapped, split by commas, and have NO spaces. Why was this changed in the first place and when can you fix it to be a valid CSV?

The file is still not a valid CSV file and is not wrapped in quotes. That was my original comment but the only acknowledgement you stated was fixing the names of a couple of fields. The entire CSV needs to be fixed.

Thanks Rick. We have notified Public Works for their action. Best regards, the Open Government Team

We also noticed data problems in the new today csv file. The closing date now has an invalid format (ex.: 2016-26-01 in the csv file, 2016-01-26 on the website)

Thanks to everyone for highlighting this issue - we are working with the dataset owner to get this issue resolved as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! Karin - the Open-ouvert team

Thank you for your comment and your interest in the Tender Notices dataset. The Government of Canada tender notices open data files (Active, Expired, Awards, New Today, Goods, Services, Services Related to Goods, Construction) have contained the following issues since January 7, 2016: (1) the date format for the "publication date” and “date closing” fields were incorrectly formatted and will be corrected to reflect the format of "yyyy-mm-dd"; (2) the field “date closing” was incorrectly renamed as “closing date”. These issues will be corrected and the files will be updated and available for use Monday, January 11, 2016. We appreciate your feedback and regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

As wlloyd said, we are having problem with the csv file recently. We would like an eta on the fix.

Do you have an ETA for a fix?

new-today csv file has become total junk in the last couple days. no longer valid CSV, JSON or anything else. Perhaps web server is spitting out GZ compressed files now? tx

The CSV file for "Active" Tender notices doesn't appear to be a valid CSV. If you open the file in notepad, the fields are no longer wrapped in quotes. http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ffd38960-1853-4c19-ba26-e50bea2cb2d5

Thanks for letting us know, Rick. We have forwarded this issue to the dataset provider for their action. Best regards, the Open Government Team

Thank you for your comment and your interest in the Tender Notices dataset. Our Active tender notices CSV file has been updated to reflect actual results published on Buyandsell.gc.ca. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

When I download the "Active Tenders" CSV file from you website and compare it to the New Notices you have posted, that CSV file is missing opportunities. Example is solicitation EB144-161563/A that was posted on Buy and Sell November 5, 2015 but when I download the Active Tenders CSV, it is not included in the file....why? Here is the link to your CSV file http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ffd38960-1853-4c19-ba26-e50bea2cb2d5

Thank you for your question, Rick. We have highlighted this issue with the dataset owner for action. Open-Ouvert Team

Le 3 septembre, 2015, Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada (TPSGC) a apporté des changements à son jeu de données Appels d’offres sur le Portail de données ouvertes du gouvernement du Canada. Un indicateur d'ordre des octets UTF-8 ou BOM (pour l'anglais Byte Order Mark) a été ajouté à tous les fichiers CSV du jeu de données Appels d’offres.

On September 3, 2015, Public Works and Government Services Canada updated its Tender notices datasets on the Government of Canada’s Open Data Portal. A UTF-8 BOM (Byte Order Mark) was added to all CSV Tender Notices datasets.

The way that bilingual text is organized here, just is nasty. There really should be a better standard for CSV files produced by the GoC.

Thank you for your comment and your interest in the Tender Notices dataset. We are reviewing our bilingual CSV files and will communicate any changes/updates in advance on Buyandsell.gc.ca.

Well the information seem OK, but there is no way to parse only a part of the data by query string or whatever.

Thank you for your interest in the Tender Notices dataset. We do not currently provide tools to query directly into individual datasets. In the future, we will investigate the possibility of offering this feature.

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

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