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Making Procurement a Part of Your Small Business Plan

Selling to the Government of Canada: Making Procurement a part of your Small Business Plan – 5 Part Series

About this event

Many small business owners are intimidated by the prospect of bidding on a government contract, but contrary to popular belief, close to 90% of contracts go to small and medium businesses.

If you’re a growing small business looking for opportunities to expand your sales, a successful contract bid with the Government of Canada may be a game changer for your bottom line.

This 5-part series provides hands-on training and one-on-one expert advice to guide you through the process of understanding, registering, and successfully completing your first contract bid with the Government of Canada.

Your trainer, Kris Ruiter, Chief, Stakeholder Engagement for Western Canada, will:

  1. Give you the inside scoop on doing business with the Government of Canada (GOC)
  2. Complete a live, interactive walk-through of the GOC procurement website
  3. Work together with you in real-time to register and activate your supplier account with the GOC
  4. Teach you how to navigate procurement opportunities in the many databases available to registered suppliers and locate “direct contracting” opportunities that do not require competitive bidding
  5. Deep dive into a real tender document to understand the language and best practices for completing a successful bid

This is a 5-part series:

April 28 – 11:00-12:00
Myth Busting Federal Government Procurement

May 5- 11:00-12:00
Registering as a Supplier to Sell to the Federal Government

May 19 – 11:00-12:00
Finding Opportunities to Sell to the Federal Government

June 2 – 11:00 -12:00
Bidding on Federal Government Tenders

June 9 – 11:00 -12:00
Virtual Meet and Greet with all the key contacts that you should have in your contact list for the Government of Canada.

This series is designed for entrepreneurs with businesses 6 months or older with an active CRA Business Account. Businesses will need to supply this information when completing the procurement registration in session 2. You should be ready to register and seek out active bidding opportunities to gain the most benefit from your time.

Seating is limited to ensure attendees receive full interactive support and guidance during each session.

Please note: By registering to attend this event you are authorizing us to share your contact information with our event partners.

This program may be recorded.


Apr 28 2022


11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Online via Zoom
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