Jurisdiction over procurement complaints

Foreign suppliers

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction over complaints by foreign suppliers about designated federal government procurement contracts under applicable trade agreements.

Canadian suppliers

The Tribunal has jurisdiction over some complaints by Canadian suppliers about designated federal procurement contracts, while the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman has jurisdiction over others.

Jurisdiction over procurement complaints by Canadian suppliers
  Goods Services
Tribunal $30,300 and above $121,200 and above
Office of the Procurement Ombudsman Below $30,300 Below $121,200

The Tribunal and the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman are parties to a memorandum of understanding that aims to facilitate suppliers’ access to the organizations’ complaint review mechanisms. It also provides for continued cooperation between the two.