Introduction to Procurement (M718)


Type: Classroom
Duration: 22:30 hours

When acquiring goods, services or construction work, there is much that needs to be taken into consideration. This introductory course addresses the basic responsibilities through all phases of the procurement process. Participants will learn about the key elements of the policies and practices underlying the procurement process in the federal government.


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.

Please note that this course is discontinued and replaced by the following:

Learners who have taken the course (M718) do not need to complete M500 and M501. See Launch of the classroom The Procurement Process course (M501) - FAQ

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

Upcoming offerings

All classroom courses have been suspended until further notice and have temporarily been removed from our catalogue. However, our online courses, including self-paced required training and language maintenance tools, remain available through your GCcampus account.

Note: GCcampus is accessible through public networks. You do not need to connect to the GC network to access it.



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