The Procurement Allocation Directory (PAD) is a list of key purchasing contacts in Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) offices. It includes links from these contacts to the products and services they buy. It answers the question: "Who buys what at PWGSC".
The Directory lists the names, addresses and telephone numbers of managers for PWGSC purchasing organizations. It matches these managers with the goods and services their divisions buy. The goods and services are identified by commodity codes and the organizations by divisional two-letter codes or regional three-letter codes that frequently form part of the tender and contract numbers used by the department. The regional codes can be used by departments when they send their requisitions to PWGSC and wish to direct their requirement to a particular regional office (Note: requirements directed to PWGSC's headquarters purchasing organizations must be sent to the Central Allocation Unit). The Directory also includes the complete list of the goods and services that PWGSC buys.
Commodities in PAD are identified under three categories: goods, services and construction. You have a number of ways to find the contact for a commodity.
PWGSC's regional offices use source lists for most of the commodities that are listed in the Directory when the requirement is not subject to any of the international trade agreements. However, headquarters purchasing organizations use source lists much less frequently. Instead they use the electronic tendering service, MERXtm, to advertise opportunities as is done for requirements subject to the trade agreements.
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