Federal Contracting in Comprehensive Land Claims Areas:  Key Definitions

The key terms are described below.

Economic Object Code

Economic Object Codes are used for government-wide reporting purposes. These codes classify the different objects of expenditure, objects for revenue and objects for assets and liabilities.

Customer Information System (CIS) Number

The Customer Information System (CIS) contains the names and addresses of customers who obtain goods and services through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Each name and address is linked to a five-character Customer Address Code (CAC). Customer addresses are required by Public Works and Government Services Canada to conduct daily procurement business with other government departments and agencies. The customer addresses are used to ship and distribute goods as well as invoice these customers.

For more information about the CIS please visit Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Total Contract Value

The total contract value is the entire value of a contract that is awarded by a federal department or agency.

Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement Contract Value

The value, or portion, of a contract that is for the delivery of a good, service, or construction in a comprehensive land claim agreement area.