A permanent offer is not a contract. A permanent offer is an offer from a potential supplier to provide goods and/or services at predetermined prices on specified terms, if necessary. It is not a contract until the government issues a “call” against the standing offer. The government does not really have to buy on that date. Therefore, the total value of the permanent offer or supply agreement, or the cumulative value of all applications against a permanent offer or contract, in relation to a supply agreement, will not be taken into account in the definition of obligations under the CPF. There is no specific rule as to when bids will be submitted. They are generally issued at the beginning of the federal government`s fiscal year (April 1 to March 31), but there are many exceptions. Permanent offers are generally valid for one year, but some cover different periods. The process of awarding a long-term offer begins well before the issue date, depending on the nature and complexity of the requirement, so it is important to pay attention to requests for standing bids that may be published several months before the expected expiry date of a permanent offer. Access updated weekly data on Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements to find news deals in your industry. Individual call-ups are limited to a maximum value of the dollar depending on the standing offer. Current offers are used to meet recurring needs when departments or agencies repeatedly order the same goods or services. They can also be used when a service or agency anticipates the need for a large number of goods or services for specific purposes; However, the actual demand is not known and delivery must be made if required.
The purchased products include food, fuels, pharmaceuticals and health products, tires and pipes, stationery, office equipment and electronic information processing equipment. Common services include repair and overhaul, as well as temporary assistance services. A permanent offer or delivery agreement is not a contract. They are examples of purchasing instruments and make Canada mandatory only when it enters into a call offer (permanent offer) or a contract (supply agreement). CPF commitments are based on each contractual value and not on a cumulative amount of all contracts against a supply agreement or calls against a permanent bid. A standing offer agreement (SOA) is an offer made by a seller for the supply of goods and/or services at pre-determined prices and on the terms mentioned in the SOA. There are five types of standing offers issued by PWGSC. The nature of dependence on geographic area (e.g. B at the regional or Canadian level) and the number of federal departments or authorities involved.