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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.

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2017

February

Multicultural Canadian Fair, B2B and Trade Show
February 26, 2017 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Toronto — 145 Evans Avenue | Partnered Event
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ETOBICOKE, 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.

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will be presenting a seminar which provides information on how the Government of Canada does its buying, how to register to become a supplier, how to market your goods and/or services, and how to keep track of opportunities to bid on Government of Canada purchases.

The Restaurants Canada Show 2017
February 26, 2017 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | Toronto — 100 Princes' Boulevard | Partnered Event
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TORONTO, 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.


March

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (seminar / webinar)
March 01, 2017 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
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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)
March 01, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor | 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.    
  3. The registration process to obtain a security clearance with the Industrial Security Program.
  4.    
  5. The different levels of organization clearances and personnel clearances.
  6.    
  7. Your responsibilities as a supplier.
Bidding on Opportunities (seminar / webinar)
March 08, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
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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 Government
March 09, 2017 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm | Mississauga — 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd West | Partnered Event
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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - This Doing Business with Government event brings together representatives from the federal, provincial 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!

Location:
Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium

Partners, Programs and Services to be presented from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm:

  • 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
  • Region of Peel - Doing Business with the Region of Peel
  • City of Mississauga - Doing Business with the City of Mississauga

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Doing Business with the Government of Canada (seminar / webinar)
March 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)
March 15, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor -OR- Webinar | Seminar
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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)
March 22, 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. Note: This seminar/webinar is presented in English only. For information on a French seminar/webinar, please contact the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) - Ontario Region at 1-800-668-5378. Contact Information: Telephone: 416-512-5577 Toll free: 1-800-668-5378 Email: ont.osme@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor – or - Webinar

Doing Business with Government
March 23, 2017 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm | Windsor — Fogolar Furlan Club, Windsor Hall | Partnered Event
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WINDSOR, Ontario - This Doing Business with Government event brings together representatives from the federal, provincial 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:
Fogolar Furlan Club, Windsor Hall
1800 North Service Road
Windsor, Ontario

Innovation Information Forum
March 23, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Windsor — Fogolar Furlan Windsor, 1800 North Service Road | Partnered Event
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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.

(Check-in 12:30 pm)

Partners, Programs and Services: (* presenters are subject to change)

Public Works and Government Services Canada – PSPC
Build in Canada Innovation Program

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

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

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 

Defence and Security Procurement (seminar / webinar)
March 29, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor - OR - Webinar | Seminar
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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
Doing Business with Government
March 30, 2017 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Hamilton — 71 Main Street West, City Hall | Partnered Event
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HAMILTON - This Doing Business with Government event brings together representatives from the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government to provide assistance to the supplier community / small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in doing business with government.


This is a FREE Event!

Location:
Council Chambers City Hall, 2nd floor

Partners, Programs and Services to be presented from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:

  • 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
  • City of Hamilton - Doing Business with the City of Hamilton

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Innovation Information Forum
March 30, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Hamilton — 71 Main St. West, City Hall | Partnered Event
More Information

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: Council Chambers City Hall, 2nd floor

Partners, Programs and Services - 9:00am-12:00pm: (* presenters are subject to change)

Public Works and Government Services 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

April

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (seminar / webinar)
April 05, 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)
April 05, 2017 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor | 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)
April 12, 2017 | 8:30 am to 4:30 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)
April 19, 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)
April 19, 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)
April 26, 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.


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