There a new set of features for Organizations to help Buyers stay compliant with both the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
All Projects (whether the Organization has the CFTA / CETA Compliance Feature enabled or not) will by default be set to be open for 25 days, but same as always, the Buyer can still choose their own dates.
However, Organizations with the CFTA / CETA Compliance Feature enabled will be warned that they are non-compliant if they set their Project to be Open for less than 25 days.
Lastly, all Projects (whether the Organization has the CFTA Compliance Feature enabled or not) that appear in the Past Public Opportunities Archive on the Portal, which are both closed and awarded, will have a green Awarded status badge instead of the grey Closed status badge, so that the Award Notice information is easily accessible (as required by CFTA / CETA).
You also now have the ability to craft and customize your own Public Award Notice template, allowing you to quickly publish Award Notices that are compliant with the trade agreements. The Award Notices are readily accessible through your Public Portal by simply navigating to the Project Details page and clicking the View Award button.
If you want to learn more about the changes that have been made to Award Notices due to CFTA/ CETA compliance, please see Public Award Notices & Public Archives (Past Public Opportunities).
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