Trade Agreement Procurement Thresholds

„Publication of proposed regulations,“ 41 U.S.C. 1707, is the law applicable to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Point (a)(1) of the Statute provides that a policy, regulation, procedure or form of procurement (including an amendment or amendment thereto) is to be published for public notice where it relates to the use of fine funds and has a significant effect beyond the Agency`s internal operational procedures, which issue the policy, the regulation, procedure or form. or has a significant impact on costs or administrative costs on contractors or suppliers. This final rule should not be published for public notice, as it only adapts the thresholds according to predefined formulas in order to adapt to changes in economic conditions and thus maintain the status quo, without having a significant impact on the government`s internal operating procedures. In accordance with Annex 504.4 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), the Secretariat shall communicate to the Parties the appropriate covered procurement thresholds by 1 November of the year preceding the entry into force of the adjustment. The currently covered supply thresholds are available below: Executive Order 12260 (E.O.) requires the United States Trade Representative to set the thresholds in United States dollars for the application of Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 in its current version (19 U.S.C 2511 et seq.). These obligations apply to hedged government contracts valued above or above certain thresholds in US dollars. In accordance with the provisions of the E.O. and the fulfillment of the obligations of the U.S. Trade Agreement, the U.S.

Trade Representative defined the United States. The dollar supply thresholds, which will come into force on January 1, 2020 for the calendar years 2020 and 2021, will adjust the trade agreement thresholds for the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (PA) and free trade agreements (FTAs) approximately every two years in accordance with the formulas defined under the agreements. These thresholds will come into force on January 1, 2020. On December 23, 2019 (84 FR 70615), the U.S. Trade Representative issued new supply thresholds. The U.S. Trade Representative set the following new thresholds: Government Procurement Notices, also known as tender notices, must be issued for procurement subject to free trade agreements. Departments, agencies and certain Crown corporations must publish through the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS), provided by Public Services and Procurement Canada via the tenders page on the Buyandsell.gc.ca website. The rules applicable from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021 for government procurement subject to free trade agreements to which the federal government is subject are listed below.

Every two years, the thresholds for free trade agreements are updated. This communication amends the thresholds of Contracting Policy Notice 2018-01 to provide new thresholds expressed in Canadian dollars. . . .

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