Outreach and engagement events—by date

We offer seminars and webinars to individuals and groups every Wednesday at our Regional Office in Toronto. We cover a range of subjects from the fundamentals of the procurement process, obtaining security clearance, bidding on opportunities, supplying professional services, Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) to defence and security procurement.

Please click on a link to register for the event.


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2017

August

Small Business Seminar

August 23, 2017 | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm | Mississauga — 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8 | Partnered Event
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Peel Region - Mississauga, Ontario – The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will be participating with a booth to provide information on Doing Business with the Government of Canada.

OSME will also do a 1 hour presentation on Doing Business with the Government of Canada.

Location:
Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre, 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8

Overview of Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) (seminar / webinar)
August 23, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor - OR - Webinar | Seminar
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Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market.

Defence and Security Procurement (seminar / webinar)

August 30, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor - OR - Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases billions of dollars worth of defence and security related goods and services each year.

Is this a market for your business?

This Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) seminar/webinar provides key information to help you sell in the defence and security marketplace:

  • what is defence and security procurement
  • who are the players
  • what are the entry points for small and medium enterprises participation
  • how to prepare your business

September

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (seminar / webinar)
September 06, 2017 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases between $15-$20 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your good or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Obtaining Security Clearance (seminar/webinar)

September 06, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This seminar/webinar will provide key information to help you better understand:

  1. The security requirements identified in the tender.
  2. The registration process to obtain a security clearance with the Industrial Security Program.
  3. The different levels of organization clearances and personnel clearances.
  4. Your responsibilities as a supplier.
LONDON – Community Futures Ontario – 24th Annual Conference
September 07, 2017 | 8:00 am to 2:00 pm | London — 1150 Wellington Road South, London, ON, N6E 1M3 | Partnered Event
More Information

London, Ontario – The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will be participating with a booth to provide information on Doing Business with the Government of Canada.

OSME will also do a brief 2 to 5 minutes presentation on Doing Business with the Government of Canada.

Location:
Four Points by Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Road South, London, ON, N6E 1M3

Bidding on Opportunities (seminar / webinar)

September 13, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour seminar/webinar is designed for participants who are ready for a more detailed overview of the bidding process and provides key information to help you bid on opportunities, including:

  • The different types of solicitation documents
  • The main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them
  • How bids are evaluated and suppliers are selected
  • How to follow-up after receipt of the bidding process results
  • Best practices, tips and suggestions
Sarnia Lambton (Sarnia), Doing Business with Government

September 19, 2017 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Sarnia — | Partnered Event
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Sarnia-Lambton (Sarnia), Ontario – This Doing Business with Government event tries to bring together representatives from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels of government to provide assistance to community, small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in doing business with government. You will learn how each level of government does its purchasing, and how to include these groups as your customers!

This is a FREE Event!

The seminars are offered in English.

Location:
Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, 1086 Modeland Road, Sarnia ON


 

Partners, Programs and Services to be presented from 9:00 am – 11:30 am:


  • Public Services and Procurement Canada – Doing Business with the Government of Canada
  • Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Doing Business with the Government of Ontario
  • County of Lambton – Doing Business with Lambton County
  • City of Sarnia – Doing Business with the City of Sarnia

One on One sessions with presenters 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (**Use CTL+Click on the links to open in a new browser.)

SARNIA, BCIP Innovation Information Forum and Clinic

September 19, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Sarnia — | Partnered Event
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Sarnia-Lambton (Sarnia), Ontario – The Innovation Information Forums are a series of sessions in a number of Ontario communities that will bring together Government of Canada departments and agencies to present current innovation and commercialization programs. Hear from representatives from federal departments and agencies on how their programs and services support innovation in Canada.

Location:
Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, 1086 Modeland Road, Sarnia, ON


 

Partners, Programs and Services – 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: (* presenters are subject to change)


Public Services and Procurement Canada – PSPC
Build in Canada Innovation Program

National Research Council of Canada – NRC IRAP and Concierge Service
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)Concierge Service

Canadian Intellectual Property Office - CIPO
Intellectual Property - The Basics

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Canada – NSERC
Industry-Academia Collaborative Grants for Science and Engineering R&D 

Canada Revenue Agency – CRA SR&ED
Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) – Tax Incentive Program

Grey County (Owen Sound), Doing Business with Government

September 20, 2017 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Owen Sound — | Partnered Event
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Grey County – Owen Sound, Ontario - This Doing Business with Government event brings together representatives from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels of government to provide assistance to community, small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in doing business with government. You will learn how each level of government does its purchasing, and how to include these groups as your customers!

This is a FREE Event! For those unable to attend in person a webinar option can be made available. Please register first and instructions will be emailed to you two days prior to the event.

Location:
Grey Roots Museum, 102599 Grey Road 18, Owen Sound, Ontario

Partners, Programs and Services to be presented from 9:00 am - 11:30 am:

  • Public Services and Procurement Canada - Doing Business with the Government of Canada
  • Ministry of Government and Consumer Services – Doing Business with the Government of Ontario - TBC
  • Grey County - Doing Business with Grey County

One on One sessions with presenters 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (**Use CTL+Click on the links below to open in a new browser.)

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (seminar / webinar)
September 20, 2017 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases between $15-$20 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your good or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Supplying Professional Services (seminar / webinar)

September 20, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information to help you bid on Professional Services opportunities, including:

The procurement tools a Government of Canada buyer may use for purchasing professional services, including:

  • ProServices
  • Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS)
  • Task and Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS/SBIPS)
  • Learning Services
  • How to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal and SELECT
  • Key contacts
Bruce County (Kincardine), Doing Business with Government

September 21, 2017 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Kincardine — Kincardine Library, 727 Queen St | Partnered Event
More Information

Bruce County – Kincardine, Ontario - This Doing Business with Government event tries to bring together representatives from different levels of government to provide assistance to community, small and medium sized, enterprises that are interested in doing business with government. You will learn how each level of government does its purchasing, and how to include these groups as your customers!

This is a FREE Event! For those unable to attend in person a webinar option can be made available. Please register first and instructions will be emailed to you two days prior to the event.

Location:
Kincardine Library, 727 Queen St, Kincardine, Ontario

Partners, Programs and Services to be presented from 9:00 am - 11:30 am:

  • Public Services and Procurement Canada - Doing Business with the Government of Canada
  • Bruce County Purchasing - Doing Business with Bruce County

One on One sessions with presenters 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (**Use CTL+Click on the links below to open in a new browser.)

Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation

September 27, 2017 | 7:30 am to 11:30 am | — 600 William Street, Cobourg, ON, K9A 3A5 | Partnered Event
More Information

Cobourg, Ontario – The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will deliver a 2 hours presentation on Doing Business with the Government of Canada with 30 minutes Q&A session.

This is a FREE Event! By attending our Doing Business with the Government of Canada seminar, you will learn the fundamentals of selling goods and services to the Government of Canada.

Location:
Board Room, 600 William Street, Cobourg, ON, K9A 3A5

Overview of Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) (seminar / webinar)
September 27, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor - OR - Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market.

October

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (seminar / webinar)
October 04, 2017 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases between $15-$20 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your good or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Obtaining Security Clearance (seminar/webinar)

October 04, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This seminar/webinar will provide key information to help you better understand:

  1. The security requirements identified in the tender.
  2. The registration process to obtain a security clearance with the Industrial Security Program.
  3. The different levels of organization clearances and personnel clearances.
  4. Your responsibilities as a supplier.
Lennox and Addington County

October 04, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Napanee — 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9 | Partnered Event
More Information

Napanee  – The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will deliver a presentation on Doing Business with the Government of Canada and meet with suppliers one-on-one after the event.

This is a FREE Event! By attending our Doing Business with the Government of Canada seminar, you will learn the fundamentals of selling goods and services to the Government of Canada.


Location:
L&A County Museum & Archives, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

For more information:

https://www.lennox-addington.on.ca/

Bidding on Opportunities (seminar / webinar)

October 11, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour seminar/webinar is designed for participants who are ready for a more detailed overview of the bidding process and provides key information to help you bid on opportunities, including:

  • The different types of solicitation documents
  • The main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them
  • How bids are evaluated and suppliers are selected
  • How to follow-up after receipt of the bidding process results
  • Best practices, tips and suggestions
Doing Business with the Government of Canada (seminar / webinar)
October 18, 2017 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases between $15-$20 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your good or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Supplying Professional Services (seminar / webinar)

October 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information to help you bid on Professional Services opportunities, including:

The procurement tools a Government of Canada buyer may use for purchasing professional services, including:

  • ProServices
  • Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS)
  • Task and Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS/SBIPS)
  • Learning Services
  • How to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal and SELECT
  • Key contacts
Overview of Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) (seminar / webinar)
October 25, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor - OR - Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Created to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market.

November

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (seminar / webinar)
November 01, 2017 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases between $15-$20 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your good or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Obtaining Security Clearance (seminar/webinar)

November 01, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This seminar/webinar will provide key information to help you better understand:

  1. The security requirements identified in the tender.
  2. The registration process to obtain a security clearance with the Industrial Security Program.
  3. The different levels of organization clearances and personnel clearances.
  4. Your responsibilities as a supplier.
Bidding on Opportunities (seminar / webinar)

November 08, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour seminar/webinar is designed for participants who are ready for a more detailed overview of the bidding process and provides key information to help you bid on opportunities, including:

  • The different types of solicitation documents
  • The main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them
  • How bids are evaluated and suppliers are selected
  • How to follow-up after receipt of the bidding process results
  • Best practices, tips and suggestions
Doing Business with the Government of Canada (seminar / webinar)
November 15, 2017 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases between $15-$20 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your good or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Buyandsell.gc.ca
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Supplying Professional Services (seminar / webinar)

November 15, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This two-hour seminar/webinar provides key information to help you bid on Professional Services opportunities, including:

The procurement tools a Government of Canada buyer may use for purchasing professional services, including:

  • ProServices
  • Task and Solutions Professional Services (TSPS)
  • Task and Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS/SBIPS)
  • Learning Services
  • How to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal and SELECT
  • Key contacts

Contact OSME

For more information on our programs and services, you may reach us by using one of the following methods:


  1. Address: 4900 Yonge Street - 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A6
  2. Email: ONT.osme-bpme@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
  3. Toll-Free: 1 800-668-5378
  4. Telephone: 416-512-5577
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