Outreach and engagement events—by date

We offer seminars to individuals and groups 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 to defence and security procurement.

Please click on a link to register for the event.


Categories:  PAC Seminars = PAC Seminars  PAC Hosted Event = PAC Hosted Event  One-on-One Sessions = One-on-One Sessions  Innovation Information Forum (IIF) = Innovation Information Forum (IIF) 
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2022

August

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (webinar)

August 10, 2022 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — | Webinar
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Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour 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
30 minute one–on–one session

August 10, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

August 10, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

August 10, 2022 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

August 10, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Innovation Information Forum: Black Businesses Edition

August 11, 2022 | 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Seminar
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Are you an innovator interested in growing your business?

On August 11, 2022, Public Services and Procurement Canada – Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region in partnership with the National Research Council Canada: Industrial Research Assistance Program, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, CRA: Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program, FedDev Ontario, Blacks In Technology Foundation, Dream Legacy Foundation, Nobellum Enterprise and the Black Entrepreneurship Alliance are hosting an Innovation Information Forum (IIF) to support Black entrepreneurs in the innovation and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) space. The event will highlight key federal programs and services to support innovators in the Black business community in Ontario.

Tentative agenda:

  • 12:30-12:35 -  Welcome remarks
  • 12:35-12:50 -  Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region
  • 12:50-1:05 - National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • 1:05-1:20 - Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • 1:20-1:35 - Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED)-Tax Incentive Program
  • 1:35-1:50 - FedDev Ontario
  • 1:50-1:55 - Health break
  • 1:55-2:15 - Community partners introduction (Blacks In Technology Foundation, Nobellum, Dream Legacy Foundation, Black Entrepreneurship Alliance)
  • 2:15-2:55 - Break out room discussion with community partners
  • 2:55-3:00 - Closing remarks
Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (webinar)

August 17, 2022 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
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Toronto, Ontario - This two-hour 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
30 minute one–on–one session

August 17, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

August 17, 2022 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

August 17, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

August 24, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (webinar)

August 24, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — | Webinar
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Toronto, Ontario - Obtaining Security Clearance;

This seminar provides information on how to apply for security clearances and what is required for the application process. A security clearance is necessary when your personnel, under contract, will require access to Classified/Protected information or sensitive Government of Canada work sites. Obtaining a security clearance can be a lengthy process. This seminar 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.
 

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

30 minute one–on–one session

August 24, 2022 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

August 24, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and Overview of Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS)
August 30, 2022 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
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Join Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region for a special webinar session on Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.

 

Did you know that the Government of Canada buys $15-20 billion worth of goods and services each year? Do you think they only buy from big companies? Would you be surprised to learn that many of these contracts are awarded to small businesses in Canada? Let us help you decide if selling to the Government of Canada is appropriate for you.

 

Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged commits to $1.6 billion of investment in innovations for defence and security over the next 20 years. The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges. IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development.


 
30 minute one–on–one session

August 31, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

August 31, 2022 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café

August 31, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Meeting
More Information

Federal Procurement Virtual Drop-in Café

Virtual drop-in sessions with specialists from the Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region for discussions related to government procurement and more!

Connect for a few minutes to ask questions on doing business with the Government of Canada or stay for the hour.

Occurring the last Wednesday of every month, this offering provides participants the opportunity to:

  • Drop in for information nuggets related to procurement
  • Ask questions on how to sell goods and services to the Government of Canada
  • Learn about tools, resources, and innovative funding programs
  • Pick up tips on finding opportunities, bidding best practices, and more

September

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (webinar)
September 07, 2022 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
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Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada purchases $22 billion of goods and services each year. This two-hour 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 goods 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
30 minute one–on–one session

September 07, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (webinar)

September 14, 2022 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — | Webinar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour 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
30 minute one–on–one session

September 14, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

September 14, 2022 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

September 14, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (webinar)

September 21, 2022 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - This two-hour 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
30 minute one–on–one session

September 21, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

September 21, 2022 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

September 21, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and Overview of Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS)
September 27, 2022 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

Join Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region for a special webinar session on Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.

 

Did you know that the Government of Canada buys $15-20 billion worth of goods and services each year? Do you think they only buy from big companies? Would you be surprised to learn that many of these contracts are awarded to small businesses in Canada? Let us help you decide if selling to the Government of Canada is appropriate for you.

 

Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged commits to $1.6 billion of investment in innovations for defence and security over the next 20 years. The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges. IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development.


 
30 minute one–on–one session

September 28, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (webinar)

September 28, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — | Webinar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Obtaining Security Clearance;

This seminar provides information on how to apply for security clearances and what is required for the application process. A security clearance is necessary when your personnel, under contract, will require access to Classified/Protected information or sensitive Government of Canada work sites. Obtaining a security clearance can be a lengthy process. This seminar 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.
 

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

30 minute one–on–one session

September 28, 2022 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café

September 28, 2022 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Meeting
More Information

Federal Procurement Virtual Drop-in Café

Virtual drop-in sessions with specialists from the Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region for discussions related to government procurement and more!

Connect for a few minutes to ask questions on doing business with the Government of Canada or stay for the hour.

Occurring the last Wednesday of every month, this offering provides participants the opportunity to:

  • Drop in for information nuggets related to procurement
  • Ask questions on how to sell goods and services to the Government of Canada
  • Learn about tools, resources, and innovative funding programs
  • Pick up tips on finding opportunities, bidding best practices, and more

November

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (webinar)

November 09, 2022 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — | Webinar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour 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

Contact PAC

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


  1. Email: tpsgc.pasacontario-appacontario.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
  2. Toll-Free: 1 800-668-5378
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