Supply Arrangement Contracts
Mi'kmaq Office Furniture partners with e3 Office Furniture & Interiors Inc. to supply Federal Government Departments across Canada with office furniture approved for purchase via the National Master Supply Arrangements (NMSA). Mi’kmaq Office Furniture is an Aboriginal owned office furniture company headquartered in Nova Scotia, that is affiliated with e3 Office Furniture via common ownership. Working with our partners across Canada, we have supplied and delivered office furniture to Federal Government departments from Surry, BC to St. John’s, NL, and many points in between.
FAST Design, Quoting and Installation Services
Federal Government departments have told us that we design, quote, and install in about the same time it takes to get quotes from our competition. Whether you are still trying to catch up to the Workplace 2.0 standard or if you have begun implementing the new Activity Based Workplace (ABW) approach, our dedicated Federal Government team can help you achieve your design and implementation goals FAST! Our Installation Teams are security cleared for both Federal Government departments, DND and RCMP facilities. Mi'kmaq Office Furniture is security cleared to Secret Level so we fully setup to handle requirements in sensitive areas.
General versus PSIB Stream Supply Arrangements
Mi'kmaq Office Furniture also represents manufacturers with General Stream SA’s, such as, Tayco, Krug, ergoCentric, Nightingale, Artopex, Workrite, BRC, Borgo, Bouty, Humanscale, Rouillard, Allseating, and ADI.
Only purchases via Indigenous suppliers count towards the government commitment to spend 5% of their total budget with Indigenous suppliers. See Mandate Commitment: Creation of 5% target in Procurement on the PWGSC website.
Departments can also procure their goods faster via the PSIB Supply Arrangement when the $$ value exceeds $25,000. The following sections explain how the procurement process is “FAST Tracked” when a department voluntarily makes a procurement an Aboriginal Set-Aside procurement contract.
Why Use an Aboriginal Supplier?
Set-Aside Procurement FAST TRACKED via PWGSC
The Government of Canada encourages government employees to voluntarily set-aside procurement opportunities to Aboriginal businesses whenever practical. Aboriginal Set-Asides over $25,000 are normally treated as an Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN), thus substantially reducing the time that a procurement opportunity must be advertised on the Buy and Sell website. With competition limited to qualified Aboriginal businesses, the number of questions submitted from vendors for clarification of details is typically a fraction of the 100 plus that get submitted for General Stream SA tenders. Less questions means that the tenders close faster. For further information on PSIB Set-Asides, please visit section 9.40.1 of the SACC Manual.