The Procurement Process (M501)


Type: Classroom
Duration: 15:00 hours

While departments and agencies buy many of their goods and services through Public Services and Procurement Canada, they also award contracts themselves. To properly provide advice and assist internal clients with procurements, you need to know the procurement process. This course will teach you to carry out basic procurement activities throughout the procurement process. It will also teach you to apply the Government of Canada procurement process' key principles, policies and procedures in an operational context.


This course is open to all public servants and forms part of the Required Training for Procurement Specialists under the Treasury Board Directive on the Administration of Required Training. It is also recognized by the Certification Program for the Federal Government Procurement and Materiel Management Communities, which is managed by the Treasury Board Secretariat. To learn more about Required Training and the Certification Program, please consult the Acquired Services and Assets Sector Communities Management Office (ASAS CMO) GCpedia page.


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

More about this course
  • 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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