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Government Procurement from Canadian Sources Open Access

During the six month period ending December 31, 1994, reports in the Commerce Business Daily (CBD) reflected that the federal government awarded contracts valued at approximately $100 million to firms located in Canada. The actual dollar value of contracts awarded to Canadian firms, however, was almost certainly higher because not all such awards are required to be synopsized in the CBD. During the period, the federal government reported purchasing a wide variety of goods and services with the contracts, including railway flat cars for the U.S. Army, ballistic comparison equipment for the Department of the Treasury's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, copper for the United States Mint, and the growing of containerized seedlings in the Wenatchee National Forest for the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service. Although most of the major federal agencies reported contracts awarded to Canadian companies, the majority of the contracts, as might be expected, were from agencies of the Department of Defense.

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