Regulatory Directive: Registration of Products Sold in Response to an Invitation to Tender

28 October 1993
Cat. No.: N/A

The purpose of this Regulatory Directive is to inform registrants and other interested parties about the procedure for registering a product in response to an invitation to tender, recognizing that such a product would otherwise have little or no sales potential.

This Regulatory Directive replaces Trade Memorandum T-1-208 dated February 14, 1980.

In certain situations, individuals or agencies require a pesticide with very specific qualities. However, such a product may not be currently available on the market. In these instances, invitations to tender are made for the required product. Before these products may be formulated and distributed, however, they must first be registered under the Pest Control Products Act.

Application for registration is to be made in accordance with the PCP Regulations. A copy of the request to tender setting forth the specifications and quantity of the pesticide required must be submitted with the application. The applicant must clearly state that registration is required to facilitate a response to a request to tender and that an opinion as to the acceptability of the product for registration is required for that purpose. The registrant must also include five copies of the proposed label with the application for registration.

The applicant will be informed, on a priority basis, of the acceptability of the product for registration. A statement of acceptability may also serve to inform the prospective client of the regulatory status of the product. In the event that the applicant becomes the successful bidder, a certificate of registration will be issued upon receipt of the appropriate registration fee. This certificate may be limited to the quantities of pesticide set forth in the request to tender.

This procedure is intended to provide a prompt response to applications whose specifications for the pesticide do not significantly deviate from similar products already registered for the proposed purpose(s). When the pesticide requires in-depth evaluation and cannot be immediately assessed, the applicant will be informed as soon as possible.

Please direct any inquiries regarding this Regulatory Directive to:

Pest Management Regulatory Agency
Health Canada
2250 Riverside Drive
A.L. 6606D1
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
Information Service: 1-800-267-6315 (In Canada only)

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