BID SOLICITATION AND STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS-Definitions
"Bidder" means the party or parties that have legal capacity to enter into a contract who has placed a bid on a surplus Good on GCSurplus.
"Canada" and "Crown" means Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC) and any other person duly authorized to act on behalf of the Minister or, if applicable, an appropriate Minister to whom the Minister of Public Works and Government Services has delegated his or her powers, duties or functions and any other person duly authorized to act on behalf of that Minister;
"GCSurplus" means the organization within the Department of Public Works and Government Services that operates the online auction site with the same name;
"GCSurplus" also means the online bidding system owned and operated PWGSC for the disposal of Goods;
"Good" or "Goods", "Asset" or "Assets" means the surplus Crown-owned assets that are deemed surplus to the requirements of the Government of Canada, and those assets owned by other governments, bodies or persons in Canada or elsewhere, deemed to be surplus to their needs, for which they have contracted with GCSurplus/PWGSC to dispose of such assets on their behalf, listed on the GCSurplus web site;
"Offer To Purchase" means any bid submitted by a User on GCSurplus;
"Purchaser" means the party or parties that have legal capacity to enter into a contract, who have submitted the highest, compliant Offer to Purchase with respect to the Goods and who agree to make payment in full for the Goods purchased and to remove the Goods when directed to do so by GCSurplus/PWGSC;
"PWGSC" means the Department of Public Works and Government Services, as established under the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, R.S. 1996 c.16.;
"User" means a person that has completed a valid registration on GCSurplus and has agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
"Work" under this Part 3 shall mean all activities, services, assets, equipment, matters and things required to be done, delivered or performed by the Purchaser under the Contract pursuant to the sale of surplus asset.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF GCSURPLUS WEB SITE
GCSurplus is the on-line secured bidding service operated by PWGSC;
GCSurplus provides a method whereby Users may submit an Offer to Purchase Goods on-line;
Listings of Goods on GCSurplus are public;
In order to make an Offer to Purchase, you must first be registered as a User;
You agree that you will provide true and accurate information about yourself, at the registration stage such as your name, your address, phone number(s), e-mail address, password and valid credit card information. Your personal information is protected under the Privacy Act. Please review the Privacy Notice Statement;
As a User of GCSurplus you agree that you are bound by the Terms and Conditions of Use; as well as the Terms and Conditions of Sale should you make a bid for any Good;
At the registration stage, when you click "I agree", you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accepted the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Terms and Conditions of Sale;
Upon registration you will receive an e-mail notification containing an activation link to confirm your registration and grant you access to GCSurplus. You must complete this step to finish the registration process;
PWGSC may discontinue GCSurplus without giving you notice;
Although PWGSC makes every effort to ensure accuracy, it does not warrant the accuracy or the completeness of the information provided on the GCSurplus website or that GCSurplus will function without error, failure or interruption;
You will not bring or institute any action, claim or legal proceeding whatsoever, against the Government of Canada for any loss or damage of any kind arising from the use of GCSurplus;
You may cancel your registration by selecting the Cancel Registration option under "My Registration". Users and Purchasers continue to be responsible for all Offers to Purchase or contracts entered, and can not cancel their accounts until they fulfill their contractual obligations;
A bidder shall only be entitled to register one account. Multiple registrations of user accounts by one bidder is considered an abusive use of the system and the consequences of doing so shall include immediate termination from participation on any GCSurplus auctions.
GCSurplus may cancel your registration without notice if any of the following situations occur:
PWGSC is of the opinion that you have, knowingly or unknowingly, provided false information in the registration process;
PWGSC is of the opinion that your behaviour on GCSurplus interfered with another User's transaction, was fraudulous, was intended to artificially increase or decrease the value of a Good or was otherwise intended to manipulate the bidding process or the bid price of any item listed;
PWGSC is of the opinion that you breached the Terms and Conditions of Use and/or the Terms and Conditions of Sale.
GCSurplus is of the opinion that you are not a “legitimate” business person or organization.
Where you have received notice of debarment from participation on GC Surplus, you can only be reinstated upon demonstration to the satisfaction of Canada, including the provision of a certification that you will respect and comply with all the Terms and Conditions of Use.
PWGSC/GCSurplus may amend these Terms and Conditions of Use and/or Sale at any time, without notice to registered Users of GCSurplus. Continued use of the service constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of Sale as amended.
Bidder Code of Conduct
Bidders must respond to Bid solicitations in an honest, fair and comprehensive manner, accurately reflect their capacity to satisfy the requirements stipulated in the Bid solicitation and resulting Sales Contract, submit Bids and enter into Sales Contracts only if they will fulfill all obligations of the Sales Contract. To ensure fairness, openness and transparency in the Bidding process, the following activities are prohibited:
payment of a contingency fee by any party to a Sales Contract to a person to whom the Lobbying Act (R,C,S,m 1985, c.44 (4th Supp.)) applies;
corruption, collusion, Bid-rigging or any other anti-competitive activity in the Bidding process for Sales Contracts for the provision of Assets or services.
By submitting a Bid, the Bidder certifies that neither the Bidder nor any of the Bidder’s Affiliates has ever been convicted of a criminal offence in respect of the activities stated in (a) or (b) above or is the subject of outstanding criminal charges in respect of such activities filed subsequent to September 1, 2010.
Bidders further understand that the commission of certain offences will render them ineligible to be awarded a Sales Contract. By submitting a Bid, the Bidder certifies that neither the Bidder nor any of the Bidder’s Affiliates has ever been convicted or is the subject of outstanding criminal charges in respect of an offence under any of the following provisions:
Criminal Code of Canada (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)
Section 121 (Frauds on the government and Contractor subscribing to election fund)
Section 124 (Selling or Purchasing Office)
Section 380 (Fraud committed against Her Majesty)
Section 418 (Selling defective stores to Her Majesty)
Financial Administration Act ( R.S.C., 1985, c. F-11)
Paragraph 80(1)(d) (False entry, certificate or return)
Subsection 80(2) (Fraud against Her Majesty)
Section 154.01 (Fraud against Her Majesty)
For the purpose of this section, business concerns, organizations or individuals are Bidder's Affiliates if, directly or indirectly, 1) either one controls or has the power to control the other, or 2) a third party has the power to control both. Indicia of control, include, but are not limited to, interlocking management or ownership, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, common use of employees, or a business entity created following the charges or convictions contemplated in this section which has the same or similar management, ownership, or principal employees as the Bidder that is charged or convicted, as the case may be.
Except in the limited circumstances listed in 2.2.6 below, the CAD Sale Representative will declare non-responsive any Bid in respect of which the information contained in the certifications contemplated above is determined to be untrue in any respect by the CAD Sale Representative.
Article 2.2.5 has no application in the circumstances where a Bidder has pled guilty of an offence contemplated in article 2.2.1 (b) and the Bidder has provided with its Bid an assurance from the Competition Bureau of Canada indicating that the Bidder has been granted leniency, or in the circumstances where the Bidder provides documentation from the National Parole Board that the Bidder has obtained a criminal pardon in relation to such offence.
The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that the certifications contemplated must remain valid during the period of any resulting Sales Contract arising from this Bid solicitation.
Any oral statement or representation by any representative of Canada, changing or supplementing the offer or contract or any condition thereof, is unauthorized and shall confer no right upon the bidder or purchaser. Further, no interpretation of any provision of the contract, including applicable performance requirements, shall be binding on Canada unless furnished or agreed to, in writing by GCSurplus/PWGSC or its designated representative.
Rights of Canada
Canada reserves the right to:
reject any or all Bids received in response to the Bid solicitation;
enter into negotiations with Purchasers on any or all aspects of their Bids;
accept any Bid in whole or in part without negotiations;
cancel the Bid solicitation at any time;
reissue the Bid solicitation;
Rejection of bid and/or cancellation of registration
Canada may reject a bid or cancel your registration where any of the following circumstances is present with respect to current or prior transactions with the Government of Canada:
the Bidder is bankrupt or where, for whatever reason, its activities are rendered inoperable for an extended period;
evidence, satisfactory to Canada, of fraud, bribery, fraudulent misrepresentation or failure to comply with any law protecting individuals against any manner of discrimination;
Canada has exercised its contractual remedies of suspension or termination for default with respect to a contract with the bidder, any of its employees or any subcontractor included as part of the bid;
Canada determines that the Bidder’s performance on other contracts, including the efficiency and workmanship as well as the extent to which the Bidder performed the Work in accordance with contractual clauses and conditions, is sufficiently poor to jeopardize the successful completion of the requirement being bid on.
The Bidder has any outstanding unsettled accounts with Canada or is in default of any payment obligation.
GOODS FOR SALE
GCSurplus has Goods (Assets) listed on its web site for sale subject to the terms and conditions herein contained:
GCSurplus may withdraw all or part of the Goods from the listing on its web site at any time before the receipt of payment in full.
The purchase of goods originating from GCSurplus should not include items that are Controlled Goods as these items are prohibited from sale and/or distribution to individuals or companies that are not registered under Canada's Controlled Goods Program (CGP).
If, by error or inadvertence, Controlled Goods are included in the sale items, the purchaser must immediately return the item(s) to Crown Assets Distribution. Canada will refund the purchase price plus shipping costs. The Purchaser can not re-sell, transfer ownership or discard of the item(s) without prior written authorization from Canada.
The purchaser's failure to comply with this clause will lead to an immediate cancellation of his or her GCSurplus account and appropriate legal procedures may be commenced without any further notice.
The PURCHASER acknowledges that a failure to adhere to these restrictions may result in criminal prosecution, fines and imprisonment under the Defence Production Act (DPA) and the Controlled Goods Regulations (CGR).
DISCLAIMER, WARRANTY AND INSPECTION
The description of the Goods is based on the best information available to GCSurplus/PWGSC;
Goods sold “as-is/where-is”
All Goods are sold on an "as-is/where-is" basis. Canada /PWGSC/ GCSurplus makes no warranty, expressed or implied, legal, contractual or verbal, as to the quantity, kind, character, quality, weight, size, condition or fitness for any use or purpose with respect to the Goods listed on GCSurplus. Goods are purchased at the Purchaser's own risk;
Any mention of a sale item’s condition in the sales listing represents the best assessment of the sales representative at the time of listing and is offered for guidance only and is not an enforceable condition of sale.
For greater certainty, the Purchaser acknowledges that the minimum bid established by GCSurplus/PWGSC for the Goods, if any, shall not be interpreted as an estimation of the value of the Goods nor as a warranty or a representation that the value of the Goods is equal or greater than that amount;
GCSurplus may seek independent appraisals to assist in establishing fair minimum bids. These appraisals, although made by professionals, are retained by GCSurplus and may not reflect the actual value of the Good or Goods. Interested Users should seek their own independent appraisals.
Inspection of Goods
Inspection prior to submitting an offer is the responsibility of the User and may be arranged by appointment only during regular office hours with the custodian of the Goods at the location(s) indicated on the sale listing;
Offers to Purchase
When making an Offer to Purchase, the User acknowledges that they have been provided with full opportunity to inspect the Goods and is fully satisfied with respect to the condition of the Goods.
Offer to Purchase
Bids cannot be cancelled. Once an Offer To Purchase is made, a User may not withdraw it. However, a User may modify their Offer To Purchase at any time before the closing date indicated on the listing. After the closing date, the Offer To Purchase cannot be changed and is irrevocable;
GCSurplus reserves the right to reject any or all Offers To Purchase, if it believes the Offer To Purchase does not meet one or more of the Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Time of Essence (Payment and Removal)
Time is of essence to this Solicitation. It is essential that payment be made and goods removed within the time frame stipulated in this Agreement. Non-compliance of payment or removal will lead to the cancellation of the sale, awarding to the next highest bidder or re-listing of the sale, and the non-compliant buyer may be responsible for liquidated damages.
Evaluation Criteria / Acceptance of Offer / Issuing Of Invoice
After the closing date for the submission of Offers To Purchase Goods on GCSurplus, GCSurplus may accept the Offer to Purchase that provides the “best value” to Canada:
where Best Value is defined by GCSurplus as:
best price; and
acceptance of all applicable terms and conditions by bidder; and
Any other rated or mandatory criteria that may be specifically applicable
Acceptance of the successful Offer To Purchase will be communicated by e-mail notification to the winning Bidder following the close of the sale (the “Acceptance of Offer”). The Acceptance of Offer will include a link to the Invoice for the Goods as well as instructions to the Purchaser for payment of the Goods;
All sales are final. No purchased Goods may be returned and no requests for reimbursement in whole or in part will be accepted.
Payment for the Goods must be made within five (5) calendar days following notification that your bid has been accepted or within such other period of time as may be specified by the parties. Payment must be made in full and in accordance with the instructions provided in the Invoice and Acceptance of Offer;
Payment can be made on-line, with Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit cards. In some locations, payment may also be accepted in person with a valid credit card, cash or certified cheque and a valid piece of government-issued photo identification. With prior approval from GCSurplus, the Bidder can send a certified payment by post. Payment is made payable to the Receiver General of Canada. GCSurplus does not accept credit card payments over the phone;
Risk of loss passes to the Purchaser upon receipt of payment in full or in part. Transfer of ownership of the Goods will only occur upon receipt, by GCSurplus, of payment in full, and removal of goods within stipulated time.
Bill of Sale
The Bill of Sale will be available to the Purchaser following the receipt, by GCSurplus, of payment in full;
The Bill of Sale may include timelines for the Removal of the Goods. The Purchaser agrees to adhere to the timelines and instructions contained in the Bill of Sale.
Failure of Purchaser to remove all the purchased Goods at the specified time in accordance with all applicable terms and conditions will be deemed to be a breach of contractual condition; in which event GCSurplus may at its sole discretion terminate the contract of sale and retain payment.
Removal of the Goods will be allowed only after the receipt, by GCSurplus, of payment in full;
Removal of the Goods must be done at the location and within five (5) calendar days, following payment or within such other period of time as may be specified in the Bill of Sale. The Purchaser must contact PWGSC/GCSurplus or their Custodian representative, indicated in the Sale, to schedule the removal of the Goods within the period of time indicated.
Packing, loading and removal of the Goods are the sole responsibility of the Purchaser and at the Purchaser’s own expense;
The Purchaser must present an Authority to Release document, the Bill of Sale and a valid piece of government-issued photo identification to the PWGSC/GCSurplus/Custodian representative at the time of the removal of the Goods;
Notice of cancellation of a scheduled removal must be given to the PWGSC/GCSurplus/Custodian representative at least 24 hours in advance. Failure by the Purchaser to provide a notice of cancellation may result in a financial charge for administrative fees or cancellation of the Purchaser's account;
In a situation where the removal of the Goods is not possible due to PWGSC/GCSurplus or custodian department representative actions or negligence, PWGSC/GCSurplus/Custodian representative's liability shall be limited to a refund of the full purchase price of the Goods;
Any damage to the Goods sold, as well as any damage to the property of the Crown by the Purchaser, during the removal of the Goods, shall be the sole responsibility of the Purchaser.
The Purchaser must have the proper material handling and safety equipment and transportation to pick up their items. If, in the opinion of PWGSC or the custodian, the equipment or methods used to remove the items are deemed unsafe, the custodian may refuse the pickup and withdraw any assistance.
Amendments to the Terms and Conditions of Sale
PWGSC/GCSurplus and the Purchaser may agree to amend these Terms and Conditions of Sale at any time between the announcement of the winning bid, and final removal of Goods and such agreement shall be valid, provided it is in writing and signed by both PWGSC/GCSurplus and the Purchaser.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Neither the goods sold through the GCSurplus web site, nor the information therein contained are warranted. Buyers are strongly advised to independently verify the information pertaining to the goods as the well as the goods themselves before placing an offer for any sales transaction.
Return to the United States
Under United States law, if the Goods are of United States origin, excess United States Government Goods sold abroad may not be imported into the United States except upon determination of the Secretary of Agriculture, in the case of the agricultural commodities, foods or cotton or woolen goods, or the Secretary of Commerce, in the case of other property, that such importation would relieve domestic shortages or otherwise be beneficial to the economy of the United States.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF AGREEMENT
Status of the Purchaser
The Purchaser is as an independent buyer of Canada’s surplus assets.
Conduct of the Work
The Purchaser represents and warrants that:
it is competent to perform the Work;
it has everything necessary to perform the Work, including the resources, facilities, labour, technology, equipment, and materials; and
it has the necessary qualifications, including knowledge, skill, know-how and experience, and the ability to use them effectively to perform the Work.
The Purchaser must:
perform the Work diligently and efficiently;
except for Government Property, supply everything necessary to perform the Work;
use, as a minimum, quality assurance procedures, inspections and controls generally used and recognized by the industry to ensure the degree of quality required by the Contract;
select and employ a sufficient number of qualified people;
perform the Work in accordance with standards of quality acceptable to Canada and in full conformity with the Specifications and all the requirements of the Contract;
provide effective and efficient supervision to ensure that the quality of workmanship meets the requirements of the Contract.
The Work must not be performed by any person who, in the opinion of Canada, is incompetent, unsuitable or has been conducting himself/herself improperly.
All services rendered under the Contract must, at the time of acceptance, be free from defects in workmanship and conform to the requirements of the Contract. If the Purchaser is required to correct or replace the Work or any part of the Work, it will be at no cost to Canada.
Canada’s equipment and personnel are not available to the Purchaser to perform the Work unless the Contract specifically provides for it. The Purchaser must comply and ensure that its employees and sub-Purchasers comply with all security measures, standing orders, policies or other rules in force at the site where the Work is performed.
Unless the CAD Sales Representative orders the Purchaser to suspend the Work or part of the Work by way of written notice, the Purchaser must not stop or suspend the Work or part of the Work pending the settlement of any dispute between the Parties about the Contract.
The Purchaser must provide all reports that are required by the Contract and any other information that Canada may reasonably require from time to time.
The Purchaser is fully responsible for performing the Work. Canada will not be responsible for any negative consequences or extra costs even if the Purchaser follows any advice given by Canada that is not in accordance with the contract.
Except as provided in subsection 2, the Purchaser must obtain the CAD Sales Representative written consent before subcontracting or permitting the subcontracting of any part of the Work. A subcontract includes a contract entered into by any subcontractor at any tier to perform any part of the Work.
The Purchaser is not required to obtain consent for subcontracts specifically authorized in the Contract. The Purchaser may also without the consent of the CAD Sales Representative:
subcontract any portion of the Work as is customary in the carrying out of similar contracts; and;
permit its subcontractors at any tier to make purchases or subcontract as permitted in paragraphs (i).
In any subcontract, the Purchaser must, unless the CAD Sales Representative agrees in writing, ensure that the subcontractor is bound by conditions compatible with and, in the opinion of the CAD Sales Representative, not less favourable to Canada than the conditions of the Contract.
Even if Canada consents to a subcontract, the Purchaser is responsible for performing the Contract and Canada is not responsible to any subcontractor. The Purchaser is responsible for any matters or things done or provided by any subcontractor under the Contract and for paying any subcontractors for any part of the Work they perform.
Time is of essence to this Agreement, It is essential that payment be made and Goods removed within the time frame stipulated in this Agreement.
Failure of Purchaser to remove all the purchased Goods at the specified time in accordance with all applicable terms and conditions will be deemed to be a breach of contractual condition; in which event GCSurplus may at its sole discretion terminate the contract of sale and retain payment.
Additionally, the Purchaser may be subject to paying damages to GCSurplus for the breach of contractual condition in accordance with the following formula:
In the event that the purchased goods are finally sold at a lesser price than the winning bid, then the liquidate damages are calculated as the difference between the winning bid and the final selling price of the purchased Goods.
In the event the purchased goods remain unsold and finally have to be disposed of by GCSurplus, then the liquidate damages are calculated as the cost of disposal of purchased Goods.
Liability and Limitation of Liability
The Purchaser is liable for any damage caused by its employees, subcontractors, or agents to Canada or any third party. Canada is liable for any damage caused by Canada, its employees or agents to the Contractor or any third party. The Parties agree that no limitation of liability or indemnity provision applies to the Sales Contract unless it is specifically incorporated in full text in the Articles of Agreement. Damage includes any injury to persons (including injury resulting in death) or loss of or damage to property (including real property) caused as a result of or during the performance of the Contract.
No action or claim may be brought by any person against Canada, GCSurplus, PWGSC or their designated Custodian Representative for any loss or damage of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of GCSurplus or from the possession, ownership, removal, transportation or use of any Goods purchased through GCSurplus.
Canada, the Ministers of Public Works and Government Services, and their servants, agents and any of their respective sub-contractors or suppliers, shall not in any way be liable or responsible for any and all losses, costs, damages, expenses, and liabilities suffered or incurred by the Purchaser which are in any way connected with the performance or non-performance of the Purchase Agreement.
The Purchaser shall indemnify and save harmless Canada, the Ministers of Public Works and Government Services Canada, custodian departments and their servants, agents and any of their respective sub-contractors or suppliers, from and against any damages, costs or expenses or any claim, action, suit or other proceeding which they or any of them may at any time incur or suffer as a result of or arising out of:
any injury to persons (including injuries resulting in death) or loss of or damage to property of others which may be or be alleged to be caused by or suffered as a result of the performance of the Purchase Agreement or any part thereof, and/or
any liens, attachments, charges or other encumbrances or claims upon or in respect of any materials, parts, work-in-process or finished work furnished to, or in respect of which any payment has been made by Canada, and/or
or occasioned in any way by the use or operation by the Purchaser of the Assets and associated assets subsequent to their removal by the Purchaser .
This Article, as well as any other provision of the agreement, will survive the completion, expiry or cancellation of the agreement.
The sale of the Goods is not assignable by the Purchaser to another party. Canada reserves the right to cancel the sale and limit Her liability to a refund of the purchase price if the Good is purchased on behalf of an undisclosed principal.
The Purchaser certifies that their method of removal, processing, disposal or export of the Goods from Canada, as well as the equipment used therefore, will be in conformity at all times with Canadian laws and regulations as well as any environmental laws, regulations or by-laws enacted by municipal, regional, provincial or federal authorities. The Purchaser undertakes moreover to comply with all such laws, regulations and by-laws.
In the case of hazardous electronics destined for re-use, disposal or recycling, the Purchaser certifies that it meets the conditions of "export" under the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
The Purchaser certifies that electronics purchased from PWGSC/GCSurplus will not be exported to China or Africa for the purpose of recycling or disposal.
The following documents constitute the entire Agreement between the Purchaser and PWGSC/GCSurplus. If there is a discrepancy between the wording of any documents that appear on the list, the wording of the document that first appears on the list has priority over the wording of any document that subsequently appears on the list as follows:
The Terms and Conditions of Use
The Terms and Conditions of Sale
The Bill of Sale
The Acceptance of Offer and the Invoice
The Authority to Release
Persons in Canada, and Canadians outside of Canada, are bound by economic sanctions imposed by Canada. As a result, the Government of Canada cannot accept delivery of assets or services that originate, either directly or indirectly, from the countries or persons subject to economic sanctions.
The Contractor must not supply to the Government of Canada any assets or services which are subject to economic sanctions.
The Contractor must comply with changes to the regulations imposed during the period of the Contract. The Contractor must immediately advise Canada if it is unable to perform the Work as a result of the imposition of economic sanctions against a country or person or the addition of a asset or service to the list of sanctioned assets or services. If the Parties cannot agree on a work around plan, the Contract will be terminated for the convenience of Canada in accordance with section 19.
Application of Law
This sale is governed by and is to be construed in accordance with the laws and regulations of the province of Ontario (Canada) or as may be otherwise specified by the parties.
Access to Information
Subject to the Access to Information Act, R.S 1985, c. A-1 and the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, all general and non-personal information pertaining to this sale is public information and may be disclosed to third parties upon request
WITHDRAWAL OF PROPERTY AFTER AWARD
GCSurplus reserves the right to withdraw for its use any or all of the property covered by this contract, if a requirement for the property develops or exists or if the purchased property is no longer available for sale, at anytime before the property purchased is picked up and removed by the Purchaser.
In the event of a withdrawal under this condition, GCSurplus shall be liable only for the refund of the contract price of the withdrawn property or such portion of the contract price as it may have received.
PROVINCIAL SALES AND/OR SERVICES TAX AND CURRENCY
Purchasers of Surplus federal Goods on GCSurplus are subject to payment of all applicable Provincial sales and/or service tax at the location of sale, i.e. FOB Shipping Point. (Within the definition of FOB shipping point, the title to the goods passes to the buyer at the shipping point.) Purchasers may obtain information from a Provincial tax office.
Unless otherwise specified in the Special Instructions to Bidders, all bids and payments must be in Canadian currency.