THE ACTIVITY IN BRIEF
The seminar on May 8 will focus on business opportunities offered by public departments and agencies under Canadian federal jurisdiction. Participants will have the opportunity to take a workshop on the best business practices to use in order to win public contracts, and will hear and meet with representatives of the following organizations:
Business Development Advisor
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
Francine MICHAUD, Regional Director, Quebec Region
- Transports Canada - Major Bridge Projects
Marc BRAZEAU, Director General
- Correctional Service of Canada
Chafik ABOUNNAIM, Regional Manager, Materiel Resources
- Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
Lorenzo IERACI, Deputy Procurement Ombudsman
- Canada Competition Bureau
Dominic THERIEN, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Atlantic Region
- Defense Construction Canada or Parks Canada
to be confirmed
More speakers to be confirmed.
In order to facilitate contacts between businesses and the organizations that can obtain supplies from them, as well as to provide further knowledge of the world of government procurement, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is organizing three seminars, followed by individual meetings*:
* A special package is offered to participants who register for the three seminars.
- To explore the great potential of business opportunities of federal government procurement
- To personally meet the people in charge of procurement for various public agencies, and those who ensure the impartiality of the tendering process
- To keep up to date with the latest developments in regulations on competition and transparency regarding calls for tender and public contracts
- To network with other entrepreneurs who, like you, are interested in national public markets
WHO SHOULD TAKE PART?
- All companies seeking government clients on the national market
- Entrepreneurs, economic development organizations, researchers, and students interested in the issue of procurement by public stakeholders and their tendering process
ABOUT PUBLIC MARKETS
Each year in Canada, the federal, provincial, and municipal governments allocate $120 billion for the purchase of products and services intended for government operations, at all levels.
The federal government’s extremely varied range of goods and services, as well as its considerable purchase volume, offer numerous business opportunities for suppliers in such areas as:
- Providing services to citizens
- The construction of public buildings and infrastructures
- The purchase of new equipment
Being approved as a supplier for government stakeholders comes with several advantages:
- The clients are all solvent
- It’s an acknowledgement of the quality of your company’s products or services
- Various agencies ensure that the procurement process remains transparent, ethical, and impartial
There is recourse for the settlement of any possible disputes
Meet stakeholders from federal departments and agencies seeking to find suppliers.