We help Canadians win more government business abroad.
International Prime Contractor is a fee-based program where we create government to government (G2G) contracts with foreign government buyers to help Canadians win more international public sector contract opportunities.
Supporting Canadian business success
When we connect a Canadian company to a government buyer, through a G2G commercial contract, we are committing to a teaming arrangement that allows us to advocate for them and their proposal, seek the right terms and conditions for contract success, and to be there to troubleshoot from project development to final payment. A G2G contract increases a Canadian company’s chances of winning the business.
Strengthening Canada’s bilateral relationships
When we connect a government buyer to a Canadian company, through a G2G contract, we have thoroughly evaluated the technical, financial, and managerial capabilities of the Canadian business to deliver on the contract.
We also ensure the Canadian company meets the Government of Canada’s integrity compliance expectations. This significantly reduces procurement risks for the government buyer.
Delivering Canada to the world
We also thoroughly evaluate the proposed end use of the product or service and assess the environmental and human rights impacts of the project. This ensures that the transactions we support align with the Government of Canada’s expectations of us as a Crown corporation.
Our 2021-2022 achievements
New export contracts with Canadian companies.
Value of new exports through the International Prime Contractor service
Who can access the International Prime Contractor program?
We support Canadian businesses that have experience selling internationally, sell directly to government buyers as a normal sales mode, and have a sales lead that is relatively large (>$10M) or will lead to a larger deal that will get attention at senior levels of the buying government.
We can enter into G2G commercial contracts with most governments for the sale of Canadian solutions. We can work with all levels of government – national, subnational, and municipal, as well as their agencies and government-owned enterprises.
We place a priority on opportunities in Aerospace, Clean Technology, Defence, Infrastructure, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sectors but we also support other sectors like Agriculture and Health.
These growth sectors reflect priority areas for government buyers and align with the Government of Canada’s progressive trade agenda.
International Prime Contractor customers
What we do for International Prime Contractor customers
Why choose International Prime Contractor
For Canadian Companies
Engage high-level government buyers
Gain a competitive advantage
Navigate complex markets
Accelerate the selling process
For Government Buyers
Facilitate faster procurements
Reduce procurement contract risk
Improve project outcomes
If you answer yes to these questions, we want to know about your Canadian business and help you win more contracts internationally.
Experience selling directly to foreign governments
A growth strategy that prioritizes selling internationally
A government contract opportunity of $10M or greater
Local representation in your target markets
The capacity and financial strength to pursue large deals
Frequently asked questions
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