CITT or OPO?
The CITT has exclusive jurisdiction over complaints by foreign suppliers about designated federal government procurement processes under applicable trade agreements.
For Canadian suppliers, complaints about designated federal procurement processes for goods valued over $26,400 or services valued over $105,700 are within the jurisdiction of the CITT. For goods or services valued under these monetary thresholds, Canadian suppliers should file complaints with the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) instead.
On October 1, 2020, OPO and the CITT agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU aims at facilitating suppliers’ access to the complaint review mechanisms administered by both organizations. It also provides for continued cooperation between OPO and the CITT. More information on the MOU is available here.
Jurisdiction over Procurement Complaints by Canadian Suppliers