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Seeking buying specialists

Reference number: SVC21J-020734-000145
Selection process number: 2021-SVC-EA-HQ-396423
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), Saint John (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Kingston (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec), Saint-Hubert (Québec), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
$80,539 to $92,033

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Services and Procurement Canada

What do we buy?

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Self-declaration: Want to learn more?

Closing date: 16 September 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Update: Please note that the closing date has been extended until September 16, 2022.

Important messages

Giving you the best chance to succeed!

At Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) we are committed to running inclusive and barrier-free recruitment processes.

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance at any steps of the assessment process (such as during a written test or an interview), you may request an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove barriers, and to ensure that candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. Should you wish to be accommodated, please direct your inquiry to the contact identified at the bottom of this poster. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

For more information on assessment accommodation visit the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


When you submit your job application for this inventory, you are applying for various opportunities, not for a particular position. Not familiar with inventories? No problem! We have created a ''Frequently Asked Questions'' section at the bottom of the poster to clarify it all.


Public procurement involves contracting services and products to help the Government of Canada better serve Canadians.

The Government of Canada purchases everything from uniforms and boots to tanks and fighter jets for the military; from tablets and software to building large Enterprise Data Centers; from smart phones and communications towers to satellites.

Did you know?
Every year, federal procurement specialists purchase over $22 billion of goods, services and construction on behalf of the Government of Canada through its procurement process.

A multi-faceted career
As a procurement professional, there are many different roles to choose from:
• develop procurement strategies for products and services
• advise clients and management on bids
• award and manage contracts
• use and sharpen your negotiation skills
• explore new ways to gain efficiencies
• provide clients and management with advice and guidance
• prepare and maintain procurement reports
• negotiate complex, multi-million-dollar contracts

Work environment

𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗣𝗦𝗣𝗖!
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) helps the Government of Canada serve Canadians. With a strong focus on quality customer service, we provide innovative common services such as real estate and building management, purchasing, banking, pay and pensions, and translation to other government departments, agencies, and boards. By providing these centralized services to departments and agencies, we enable them to focus on what they do best: providing their programs and services to Canadians.

At PSPC, our approach to inclusion is simple: we are committed to achieving a competent and representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population we serve, and strive to create a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment that enables collaboration and innovation. When you succeed, we all succeed.

Intent of the process

This inventory will be used to staff various PG-04 positions within PSPC, with employment tenures, language and security requirements, conditions of employment and work locations that will vary depending on the position being staffed.

Positions to be filled: 40

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

This is what we are looking for! At the time of your application, you will be asked to respond to screening questions designed to assess the following ESSENTIAL qualifications.
A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience relevant to the position.

If you have a diploma from outside of Canada, please refer to the link below:

Degree equivalency

Recent and Significant* experience in all the activities listed below:

1. Development of procurement strategies and plans
2. Preparation and finalization of procurement documents such as: Statements of Work (SOW), Basis of Payment, Evaluation Criteria, Instructions to bidders
3. Issuance of solicitation documents and awarding contracts
4. Conducting bid evaluations and negotiating
5. Managing contracts

* Recent and significant is defined as experience associated with having performed a broad range of related activities, which would normally be acquired over a period of at least 36 months (in total) within the last six years. It will be assessed on the basis of the scope, the amount, complexity, diversity of the work performed, level of autonomy demonstrated, and the impact of decisions.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Various linguistic profiles depending on the position being staffed - Bilingual Imperative
(BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC) or English Essential.

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

These competencies will be assessed later in the process.
- Client Service Competency - Level 1*
- Thinking things through
- Working effectively with others
- Showing initiative and being action-oriented
- Integrity and Respect

- Ability to communicate effectively in writing
- Ability to communicate effectively orally

*Applicants are encouraged to read the Client service competencies profile on this site: https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/sc-cs/csc-eng.html

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Qualifications considered as assets
1 - Degree from a recognized institution in a field related to the position*

* The fields of study considered related to the position are: supply chain, administration, commerce, law, industrial engineering and logistics.

2 - In receipt of relevant Professional Certification (such as but not limited to: Professional Designation for the Procurement and Material Management Community offered by the Treasury Board Secretariat, Certified Federal Specialist in Procurement (CFSP) Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP), Procurement Management Association of Canada (PMAC), Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation or completion of the required training for federal procurement functional specialists).

3 - An applied degree from a college with a specialization related to acquisitions/procurement.

(Applied Degree programs in Canada combine the academic focus of a university degree with the practical, job-ready skills students learn in college).

Degree equivalency

Experiences considered as assets
1. Experience in public procurement.

2. Experience in incorporating social procurement principles into your procurement planning and solicitation process, such as :
• Indigenous or Community benefits,
• Social procurement initiatives including support for bidder diversity and barrier reduction,
• Procurements tailored to particular communities of suppliers or that support other socio-economic objectives.

3. Experience in procurement or project management in at least one or more of, but not limited to, the following fields
• Construction services or
• Architectural and engineering services
• Site remediation’s

4. Experience in procurement or project management in at least one or more of, but not limited to, the following fields:
• IT Systems Integration / Major IT projects
• Software
• Cyber or IT Security or Information Security
• E-procurement systems.

5. Experience in procurement or project management in at least one or more of, but not limited to, the following fields:
• Commercial or industrial products
• Vehicles and fuels
• Transportation, logistics or warehousing
• Travel (air carriers, hotels, car rental, hospitality)
• Real property

6. Experience in procurement or project management in at least one or more of, but not limited to, the following fields:
• Ship construction or conversion
• Ship refits
• Ship repair and ship overhaul

7. Experience in procurement or project management in at least one or more of, but not limited to, the following fields:
• Land Tactical Command, Control and Communications Systems
• Weapons and ammunition
• Radar systems
• On-board communications systems, sensors and control systems for naval vessels
• Armoured vehicles
• Defence
• Military equipment

8. Experience in procurement or project management in at least one or more of, but not limited to, the following fields:
• Office furniture
• Scientific, pharmaceutical and medical equipment
• Clothing and textiles
• Communications (such as advertising, public opinion research, media monitoring, strategic communications, marketing, printing, audio-visual production, multi-media, event management, exhibit design)
• Innovation and Agile Development Products
• Scientific, Research and Development projects
• IT and non-IT professional services

9. Significant* and recent* experience in stakeholder engagement. (Stakeholders could include; other business units or directorates, other departments or levels of government, public or private organizations, or other applicable groups).

*Significant and recent experience is understood as associated with having performed a broad range of related activities, which would normally be acquired over a period of at least 24 months (in total) within the last five years. It will be assessed on the basis of the scope, the amount, complexity, diversity of the work performed, level of autonomy demonstrated, and the impact of decisions.

10. Experience in planning, facilitating and delivering outreach events.

NOTE : Depending on the position to be staffed, any of the qualifications below may be considered as an asset qualification. This doesn’t mean that you must possess all these qualifications, but they may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed, therefore we strongly encourage you to indicate as many qualifications that you possess.

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates, who, at the time of application, self-declare* as belonging to one of the following designated Employment Equity groups: Women, Indigenous (Aboriginal) Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Members of Visible Minorities.

* We therefore encourage you to self-declare during the online application process by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity section.

For further details, please refer to the “Other information” section.

Information on employment equity

Operational Requirements
- Available to work overtime, often on short notice.
- Available to travel within Canada (and abroad) including travel by car, rail and air.

Conditions of employment

Various security clearances may be required (Reliability, Secret, Top Secret), depending on the position to be staffed.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

1. How will you communicate with me?
We will contact you by email or through your GC Jobs account. Please ensure that your email is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly check your email inbox, junk mail and your GC Jobs account to find out about all the information regarding this inventory.

2. How does an inventory work?
An inventory is a selection process that can be used by various hiring managers to meet their current and future needs. As a result, you will apply only once to be considered for multiple job opportunities at the PG-04 level.

3. When I submitted my application, why did I receive a “Screened out” message?
In this case, you probably answered "no" to the screening question asking you to confirm that you possess the minimum educational requirement. It is possible that you answered "no" to this question BY MISTAKE. If this is the case, simply retrieve your application and change your answer.

4. What does "Registered in the Inventory" mean?
When your application has been successfully submitted, the system automatically generates a status confirming your inclusion in the inventory. This means that you are now part of the list of candidates who could be randomly selected, depending on the needs of the positions to be filled. If your application is selected, you will be notified.

5. What happens if my application expires?
You must reconfirm your interest in remaining in the inventory every 90 days. Twelve days prior to expiry, a notice will be posted to the "My Jobs" menu in your GC Jobs account. If you disregard this notice, your application will be automatically deactivated from the inventory and you will no longer be considered. If this situation occurs, you have the option to reactivate your application by selecting the "Renew my application" link. This option is only valid for the duration of the inventory, i.e. before the closing date indicated in the advertisement.

6. My personal information has changed, what should I do?
Simply update them in the "Personal Information" section, in the "My Job File" menu of your GC Jobs account. This will allow us to have your current contact information and ensure adequate follow-up in the event that your application is considered as part of a process issued from this inventory.

7. I have a disability that does not allow me to apply online, who do I contact to help me with the submission of my job application ? You can contact an Officer at the Federal Public Service Job Advertisement Information Line by calling 1-800-645-5605.

8. Who can I contact if I need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process. PSPC is committed to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the evaluation process. Please send us your request at the following address: TPSGC.DGRHDotCollectRepert-HRBCollectStaffInv.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

9. Who can I contact if I have technical difficulties with the GC Jobs website ?
You can contact the Public Service Commission of Canada's support Centre by selecting the "Contact Us" link below, in the left corner of this window, or by calling 1-888-780-4444.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Do you have questions? We are available! Please indicate the following process number in your email so that we can provide you the correct information: 2021-SVC-EA-HQ-396423
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