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    [ARCHIVED] BuyandSell Tenders Service Updates from PWGSC

    June 5, 2013

    [ARCHIVED August 2, 2016 – This page will no longer be updated. Please see http://www.theproposalcentre.ca/wp-blog/list-of-primers/ for current information on key Government of Canada and Government of Ontario contract vehicles]

    PWGSC is now posting service updates for the Tenders site at https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders/tenders-service-updates.  It provides a very basic summary of what the team is working on now.


    [ARCHIVED] Public Notice from PWGSC regarding Buyandsell.gc.ca Tenders

    June 4, 2013

    [ARCHIVED August 2, 2016 – This page will no longer be updated. Please see http://www.theproposalcentre.ca/wp-blog/list-of-primers/ for current information on key Government of Canada and Government of Ontario contract vehicles]

    Public Notice from PWGSC on June 4, 2013

    Public Works and Government Services Canada has moved its government electronic tendering service from MERX to Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. Read the rest of this entry »


    [ARCHIVED] Update on Buyandsell.gc.ca Tenders

    June 3, 2013

    [ARCHIVED August 2, 2016 – This page will no longer be updated. Please see http://www.theproposalcentre.ca/wp-blog/list-of-primers/ for current information on key Government of Canada and Government of Ontario contract vehicles]

    According to PWGSC, the Tenders site was inundated with users this morning necessitating a quick upgrade in their infrastructure. This was completed and the site is back to normal operation.

    The Tenders team spent the weekend clearing the backlog of issues that arose as the system went live. They have continued to clear up issues throughout the day today and expect that the flow of regular tenders should start tonight. Please note that a handful of urgent opportunity notices have already been posted.

    Within the next few days they will post information on known issues, tips, and features under development to keep all users informed. As always, they welcome any feedback you have.


    [ARCHIVED] Transition from MERX to BuyandSell Tenders: What you need to know and do today

    June 3, 2013

    [ARCHIVED August 2, 2016 – This page will no longer be updated. Please see http://www.theproposalcentre.ca/wp-blog/list-of-primers/ for current information on key Government of Canada and Government of Ontario contract vehicles]

    The BuyandSell.gc.ca Tenders website went live over the weekend.  As of now all new opportunities and amendments for existing opportunities will be posted at https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders instead of MERX.

    As with any transition, there is a lot to learn, bugs to be fixed, and necessary workarounds for less than ideal usability or missing features which will hopefully be addressed in the future.  In this post we look at what we consider to be the essentials of getting started with the BuyandSell.gc.ca Tenders service.  To start off, the two most critical actions you should take include:

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