We are proud to be a financially self-sustaining crown corporation that operates with commercial principles.
The suppliers we use play a valuable role in helping us provide world-class services to Canadian exporters.
EDC's Transition to MERX.com
EDC will no longer publish solicitations here on our website and will instead use MERX.com. MERX will allow vendors like yourself access to all of our tender documents by downloading them directly from MERX.com and the capability to set up automatic alerts within MERX for opportunities relevant to your business, while allowing for a more seamless Q&A and submission process.
For all current EDC postings, please visit MERX.com
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Suppliers
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, EDC implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Suppliers. As of June 20, 2022, EDC has suspended the requirement for any supplier personnel to be vaccinated. EDC reserves the right to lift the suspension and reinstate any and all of the requirements in the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Suppliers. Should the requirement to be vaccinated be reinstated, suppliers will be required to submit a certification proving they meet the vaccine requirements.
To do business with us, suppliers must first register
As a federal crown corporation, we are required to maintain specific information about our suppliers. To comply with Canada Revenue Agency regulations and maintain the most current information possible, we require all suppliers looking to provide goods or services to formally register using the process outlined below.
2. Review the information for its accuracy and completeness. Forms missing mandatory information will not be accepted.
3. For questions regarding this process or your registration submission, please contact email@example.com.
4. For suppliers that have EDC contracts, this information forms the basis of your business record. For suppliers who do not have contracts with us, the information will be retained for a period of one year.
5. Suppliers that have not had an active contract for more than one year will be required to re-register.
Updating supplier information
Suppliers are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information EDC retains, and are required to submit new, updated or corrected information in a timely manner. Failure to keep us abreast of any changes can cause delays in receiving orders, payments and/or may necessitate removal from our active supplier listing.
All Information will be kept confidential: The person submitting this form (i) declares to be authorized to act on behalf of the business and submit this form on behalf of the business; (ii) certifies that the information provided on this form is current, accurate and complete as of the date of submission and (iii) acknowledges that Export Development Canada will be relying on this information.
We have no current postings. Please check back later for new opportunities.
Policies and procedures
Our procurement policy outlines how we engage suppliers to help us deliver on our short-term and long-term goals.
The code sets out the principles and expectations that suppliers, service providers, intermediaries and independent contractors, including their employees and representatives must comply with when conducting business with, or providing goods and services to, or acting on behalf of EDC.
EDC is not tax exempt. Applicable taxes must be reflected on all invoices.
Please ensure that your invoices reflect the correct rate of GST/HST required by the new “Place of Supply Rules: B-103” supplied by Canada Revenue Agency. For more information on the HST, please consult the Canada Revenue Agency.
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
Starting July 1, 2010, the provincial sales taxes in Ontario and British Columbia were replaced by a value-added tax structure and combined with the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) to create a single, federally administered Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).
The HST is applied on most supplies of goods, property and services made in those provinces at a blended rate of 13% in Ontario and 12% in British Columbia. With some exceptions, the HST will apply to the same base of goods, property and services as the GST.
Suppliers should anticipate the issuance of a contract and/or purchase order for all work undertaken on behalf of EDC.
As of June 2014, suppliers may be asked to enter into a confidentiality agreement.
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and reduce our carbon footprint, we would like to encourage our suppliers to take advantage of sending their invoices to EDC by email or fax. Please send your invoices referencing your purchase order number by either email or fax to (613) 598-2533.
Interested in taking that next step? Would you prefer to receive your payment by electronic funds transfer (EFT)? Why not contact our Accounts Payable team to determine your eligibility.
If you are not the person responsible for these activities, please feel free forward this notification to others within your company.
EDC head office deliveries
Deliveries are to be made to our loading dock on Laurier Avenue.
Export Development Canada (EDC)
150 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1K3
Important notice to foreign suppliers
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires Export Development Canada (EDC) to withhold 15% on payments to non-resident (foreign) suppliers for services performed in Canada.
The withholding is applicable to any fees, commissions or other amount paid to non-resident (foreign) suppliers.
Some examples of activities to which withholding applies are:
manufacturing and/or processing;
entertainment (theatrical show, musicals, concert, etc.);
athletic events (golf, rodeos, track and field, etc.);
seminar or conference presentations.
As a result, if you are a non-resident (foreign) supplier of these services rendered in Canada, EDC will withhold 15% when paying your invoice(s).
For more information on withholding please refer to the CRA website.
EDC Procurement supports the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and the NIGP (Institute for Public Procurement).