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The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is committed to procure goods and services based on best overall value. Purchasing is conducted with due regard for equal opportunity, trade agreements, environmental considerations and internal policies. Procurement must support the Museum’s mandate as set out in the Museums Act.

Led by our Corporate Plan, purchasing is conducted by each department as determined by yearly budgets. Major purchasing of goods over $25,000 and services over $100,000 are advertised on the Government Electronic Tendering Service, (GETS) This tendering service provides opportunities to all relevant suppliers and is used by the Government of Canada, including Crown Corporations.

Purchasing below GETS values are subject to best value evaluation. Best value includes but is not limited to price, lifespan, maintenance and disposal.

To find out more about doing business with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, please contact Ashley MacPherson, Procurement and Administration Manager, by phone 902-425-7770 ext #262 or by email at

Further Resources:

Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS), Canadian Public Tenders:

Museums Act, Statutes of Canada (1990, c.3). Retrieved from the Department of Justice Canada website:

Request For Proposal

In this Request for Proposal, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 seeks an “off-the shelf” software as a service digital repository and preservation software that is browser-based and hosted on servers and backups that reside on Canadian soil. The secure cloud servers will use the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol during transfer. The successful Software as a Service (SaaS) solution will have administration portals that can be accessed via widely used desktop and mobile browsers.

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