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Note for Inuit and Nunavut Businesses

If you own or operate an Inuit or Nunavut business, you should be aware of the Government of Nunavut's incentive policy. It could make the difference between losing or winning a government request for proposals or tenders.

The objective of the policy, referred to as the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti or NNI, is to provide preference for Inuit and Nunavut businesses when bidding on government requests. It does this by providing a favourable adjustment based on the business' ownership, residence and locale. To illustrate, the maximum adjustment would typically be applicable to an Inuit business bidding on a GN request for services in the Nunavut community it currently maintains its operations.

An Inuit business under the NNI policy is a business that legally operates within Nunavut and is either 51 % owned or controlled by Inuit registered on NTI's Inuit firm registry. Similarly, a Nunavut business is subject to Nunavut's law and must be 51 % owned or controlled by Nunavut residents so that the majority of benefits go to Nunavummiut. The GN maintains the registry of approved Nunavut businesses.

To ensure that your proposal is handled appropriately, it is important to indicate the business' status on your proposal and to keep your registration current. Lists of businesses with the GN and NTI are maintained on their respective websites and provide all buyers on suppliers in Nunavut and the goods and services they offer.

To register as an Inuit business, please contact NTI’s Policy and Planning Division:

Travis Cooper, Economic Development Policy Analyst 
Phone: (867)-975-4966
Fax: (867)-975-4910

 or contact the head office at:

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
P.O. Box 638 Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
888-646-0006 (toll free)
867-975-4900 (local phone)
867-975-4949 (local fax).

To register as a Nunavut business, please contact the GN’s NNI Secretariat throught the following link: http://www.nni.gov.nu.ca.

If you need more information, please contact us:

Procurement, Logistics and Contract Support
Department of Community and Government Services
P.O. Box 1000, Station 700,
Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5450
Fax: (867) 975-5427
Email: procurement@gov.nu.ca