Contracting Policy Notice 2017-6 Trade Agreements: Thresholds Update

Contracting Policy Notice: 2017-6


To: Functional Heads, Finance and Administration of all Departments and Agencies

Subject: Update of thresholds for the Free Trade Agreements


The thresholds in effect from to for procurements subject to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to which the federal government is a Party are set out below.

(CDN$ )
FTA Entities
(Departments and Agencies)
Crown Corporations /
Government Enterprises
Goods Services Construction Goods Services Construction

Table 1 Notes

Table Note 1

Under the Canada-Chile, Canada-Colombia, and Canada-Ukraine FTAs, there are “extended transparency” commitments to provide suppliers with information regarding procurements for which they are not eligible to bid but where (1) an open-tendering process is used, and (2) the procurement value exceeds CAN $124,000 for Chile and Ukraine and CAN $150,000 for Colombia.

Return to table note 1 referrer

CFTA 25,300 101,100 101,100 505,400 505,400 5,053,900
Chiletable note 1 106,000 106,000 9,100,000 530,000 530,000 16,900,000
Colombiatable note 1 106,000 106,000 9,100,000 530,000 530,000 16,900,000
European Union 237,700 237,700 9,100,000 Section A
Section A
Section B
Section B
Honduras 106,000 106,000 9,100,000 530,000 530,000 16,900,000
Korea 100,000 100,000 9,100,000 - - -
Canada/US 32,900 106,000 13,700,000 530,000 530,000 16,900,000
Canada/Mexico 106,000 106,000 13,700,000 530,000 530,000 16,900,000
Panama 106,000 106,000 9,100,000 530,000 530,000 16,900,000
Peru 173,700 173,700 9,100,000 530,000 530,000 16,900,000
Ukrainetable note 1 237,700 237,700 9,100,000 649,100 649,100 9,100,000
WTO-GPA 237,700 237,700 9,100,000 649,100 649,100 9,100,000


Every two years, the thresholds in the free trade agreements are updated. This Notice amends the thresholds in Contracting Policy Notice 2015-3 to provide new thresholds, which are expressed in Canadian dollars. All thresholds are for the period to .


Notices of Intended Procurement, also referred to as Tender Notices, must be published for procurements subject to the free trade agreements. Departments, agencies and some Crown corporations must publish through the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) provided by Public Services and Procurement Canada via the Tenders page on the web site.


  1. The trade agreements to which this Contracting Policy Notice pertains have been hyperlinked in the table above.
  2. Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations
  3. Treasury Board Contracting Policy


  1. For matters of content with respect to government procurement obligations contained in any of the international trade agreements, please contact Global Affairs Canada:

    1-800-267-8376 (toll-free in Canada)
    613-944-4000 (in the National Capital Region and outside Canada)
    If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or you have a speech impediment and use a text telephone, you can access the TTY service from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time by calling 613-944-9136 (in Canada only).

    Facsimile: 613-996-9709


    Write to:
    Enquiries Service (BCI)
    Global Affairs Canada
    125 Sussex Drive
    Ottawa, ON, Canada  K1A 0G2

  2. For information with respect to the CFTA, please contact the Internal Trade Secretariat:

    Telephone: 204-987-8094
    Facsimile: 204-942-8460

    Write to:
    #101 – 605 Des Meurons Street
    Winnipeg, MB  R2H 2R1

  3. For information with respect to the TB Contracting Policy, please contact TBS Public Enquiries.
Kathleen Owens
Assistant Comptroller General, Acquired Services and Assets Sector
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
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