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Program or Service Aboriginal Business Directory (PSAB)

Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) was launched in 1996 to augment the Government of Canada's commitment to increase procurement and participation in major economic opportunities for Aboriginal business. One of the tools that PSAB has developed and maintained is a national Aboriginal business directory (ABD).

PSAB is a national Government of Canada initiative led by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). All federal government departments and agencies are encouraged to participate in this initiative.

Aboriginal businesses can increase visibility by registering in the PSAB's Aboriginal Business Directory. In order to increase procurement opportunities for Aboriginal businesses, INAC in collaboration with Industry Canada (IC), maintains an online ABD that streamlines and simplifies the PSAB registration process.

The ABD is housed within Industry Canada's Canadian Companies Capabilities (CCC) database and is a search engine available to government, industry and the federal procurement community for identifying Aboriginal business suppliers.
Organization Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)

Eligibility Details All Aboriginal-owned businesses are eligible to register in the Aboriginal Business Directory so long as they meet the PSAB eligibility criteria.

For more information on these criteria visit the PSAB webpage (http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032802/1100100032803). 
How To Apply Aboriginal businesses who wish to register in the Aboriginal Business Directory can follow the Register/Update link found on the Aboriginal Business Directory webpage (https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033057/1100100033058).

Once registered, businesses are eligible to bid on Government of Canada contracts posted on www.buyandsell.gc.ca - the government of Canada electronic tendering system.

For more information on how to register visit the PSAB webpage (http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032802/1100100032803).

PSAB also has an instructional, step-by-step video that takes you through the process of registering in the Aboriginal Business Directory (http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1403891518529/1403891629310) 
Contact Name  
Toll Free 1-800-400-7677 
E-mail saea-psab@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca
Website http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032802/1100100032803
Additional Information

The Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB)
10 Wellington Street, Room 1105
Gatineau, QC
Tel: 1-800-400-7677
Fax: 819-956-9837
Email: saea-psab@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca