Just received this from the federal government’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (unfortunately, the next Montreal seminars [at PWGSC Offices, Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetiere Street, 7th Floor – South-East Portal] are in September):
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) offers free business seminars on various topics to individuals and groups. Sessions include the fundamentals of selling goods and services to the Government of Canada. Check the schedule to see what is offered in your region.
- Selling to the federal government (15 Sept. – 9 a.m. to noon): This seminar provides information on how to market to the federal government, how the government does its buying, and how to find opportunities to bid on Canadian government purchases.
- Good practices for preparing bids (22 Sept – 9 a.m. to noon): This presentation on good practices for bid preparation will help you understand the procurement process and respond to tender calls. It presents standard documents and explains how the government does its buying. The presentation includes examples of documents listing the evaluation criteria used in the goods and services procurement process.
- Professional Services Online (PS Online) information sessions (15 Sept. – 1 to 4 p.m.): PS Online is an automated procurement tool allowing suppliers to register in a database used by federal government departments to identify potential suppliers so that the government’s needs in terms of professional services for information technology and human resources can be met, within the limits set by NAFTA. This session will give you an understanding of the system and the steps for registering your firm.
If you wish to register, please use this link to consult our seminars schedules.