The Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA) is a two-phased procurement process within the Government of Canada. This might sound daunting, but if the software you are interested in purchasing is listed in the software Licensing Supply Arrangement it means that that it is already approved by PSPC (Public Services and Procurement Canada). Phase one is done. The vendor has responded to a Request for Supply Arrangements (RFSA) on Buyandsell.gc.ca and been qualified by PSPC. A pricing ceiling has been set and general contractual terms and conditions are in place and the vendor’s software is listed in the SLSA catalogue. It is important to note that this catalogue is only accessible to federal government employees.
The second phase consists of the approved PSPC and Client authorities completing their requirements. Depending on the situation this can be done via Request for Quotations (RFQ), simplified Bid Solicitations, or through Sole Sourcing if the mandatory justifications are met.
An authorized buyer would reach out to the suppliers that meet mandatory justifications. If only one solution with one supplier is available, a sole source contract can be issued.
Locating ConvergentIS Software Solutions in The SLSA Catalogue
The majority of ConvergentIS offerings are listed in the Enterprise Resource management software category (0300). Here is a full list of our qualified applications:
Categories listed are available to Shared Services Canada (SSC), PSPC and Client Department Authorities unless otherwise specified (indication is made right on the list).
While this overview is a good starting point, we do not profess to know all the ins and outs of making a purchase under the SLSA arrangement. Fortunately, the Government of Canada website provides a contact email for further questions related to this process:
For more information about our apps or ConvergentIS please contact us here.