Session Details

Toronto - Virtual
Start Date:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 1:00 PM
End Date:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 2:30 PM

National Food and Beverage Procurement Strategy Renewal - 2023 

Toronto, ON - Public Services and Procurement Canada, Procurement Directorate Ontario is launching a national process to seek feedback and recommendation from food and beverage industry with regards to the National Food and Beverage Procurement Strategy (NFBPS) renewal. The NFBPS was established by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to provide guidance and policy direction in meeting Government of Canada food and beverage requirements, while enhancing access for suppliers and increasing value to Canadian taxpayers. PSPC Ontario region is leading and managing the NFBPS on behalf of government departments across Canada. The estimated annual expenditure associated with the Contracts and Standing Offers is $100 million dollar based on the estimate from major government departments in 2022. 


On December 5, 2023 from 1:00 pm EST to 2:30 pm EST, Canada will host an “Industry Engagement Day” virtually to present an overview of the National Food and Beverage Procurement Strategy. This Industry Engagement Day session is open to all interested stakeholders, suppliers and associations involved in this industry / space. Canada will engage industry in a discussion of the current scope of the strategy and is looking for feedback from industry with regards to:

  1. Opportunities and risks that would impact the food and beverage procurement strategy.
  2. Policy and guidance to further benefit the Indigenous communities.
  3. Government of Canada’s Green and Social initiatives.
  4. Government of Canada’s new procurement tools and practice: Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS); Electronic Tendering Services -;Commodity Evaluation Tool (CET); Contract Modernization Initiative (CMI) and Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative (CCPI). 
Partnered Event


1:00 pm - Introductions and Opening Remarks

1:10 pm - Objective and Background

1:25 pm - Department of National Defence

1:35 pm - Correctional Services Canada

1:45 pm - Procurement Assistance Canada

1:55 pm - HEALTH BREAK

2:05 pm - Question and Answer Period

2:25 pm - Next Steps for on-going Engagement


Interested participants must register their representatives individually:


By providing the pre-registration information, the participant consents to the release of their information, and that of their company, to the public.  

American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des Signes Québécoise (LSQ) interpretation will be provided for this event.

This event will be presented in English with live French interpretation.


Location: (Virtual)

This is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom. Details about connecting to the session will be sent to those registered by December 1, 2023.

Should you require accessibility accommodations to participate in the event, please contact Procurement Assistance Canada Ontario Region by email as soon as possible or before November 24, 2023.

For further details or questions please contact: Long Pan, Supply Team Leader at

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