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The Procurement Process (M501)


Type: Virtual classroom
Duration: 12:00 hours
Status: Active

Knowledge of the federal procurement process is necessary to properly award contracts and receive desired goods or services. This course for procurement specialists explains the basic activities and considerations that are involved in the Government of Canada's procurement process. Participants will focus on the application of procurement policies and procedures through the four phases of the procurement process.

Topics include:

  • differentiating between sourcing methods
  • identifying the different types of standing offers
  • soliciting competitive bids
  • reviewing evaluation and contractor selection methods
  • monitoring a contract


This course is recognized by the Certification Program for the Federal Government Procurement and Materiel Management Communities, which is managed by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. To learn more about the certification program, consult the Acquired Services and Assets Sector Communities Management Office (ASAS CMO) on GCpedia.


Procurement Fundamentals (M500) is a prerequisite for this course.

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  • Topics: Procurement
  • Community: Functional specialists
  • Audience: Procurement specialists
  • Business line: GC and Public Sector Skills
  • Provider: Canada School of Public Service

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List of available offerings for course M501
February 8, 2022The Procurement Process (M501)Virtual classroomVirtual EST / Virtuelle HNEEnglish
March 8, 2022The Procurement Process (M501)Virtual classroomVirtual EST / Virtuelle HNEEnglish


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