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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.


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2024

February

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (virtual)

February 21, 2024 | 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
Ask the Experts – Competition Bureau Canada and PAC Services to SMEs
February 22, 2024 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am | Toronto — Virtual | Seminar
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Toronto, Ontario – Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC), Ontario Region, in partnership with Competition Bureau Canada (CBC) is hosting this one and half hour virtual session to help you answer questions on how the CBC and PAC can assist you in your federal procurement journey. Join us and learn more about CBC and PAC services, including:

  • Bid-Rigging, Price-fixing and illegal agreements that you should avoid
  • Tips on how to recognize and report fraud and scams
  • PAC services to SMEs 
Southern First Nation Secretariat session on Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Virtual)
February 22, 2024 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Partnered Event
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Toronto, Ontario - Join Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region (PAC-OR) in collaboration with the Southern First Nations Secretariat (SFNS) for a special webinar session on Doing Business with the Government of Canada. This one-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 and Canadabuys
  • Understand the security clearance process
 

The presentations are offered FREE of charge and will be delivered in English. Please contact PAC-OR for service in French.

 

To register for this webinar, please contact: Daveigh Fletcher at admin.student@sfns.on.ca

St. Catharines – Innovation Information Forum (IIF)

February 22, 2024 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm | St. Catharines — Rodman Art Institute of Niagara | Partnered Event
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St. Catharines, ON - Public Services and Procurement Canada Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region, along with its other Government of Canada partners are hosting an Innovation Information Forum (IIF) for the business community in St.Catharines. This event will also be hosted with local community partner Innovate Niagara.

This Innovation Information Forum will focus on supporting entrepreneurs and highlight emerging opportunities from the Government of Canada’s innovation stakeholders (programs, services, funding) that are available to help small and medium businesses and innovators.

Location:

Rodman Art Institute of Niagara
104 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON  L2R 3M2

Partners & Presenters (1:15pm - 3:10pm): 


This is a free event and will be offered in English

CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba – Registration support & finding opportunities (virtual)
February 28, 2024 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
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Toronto, Ontario - Procurement Assistance Canada, Ontario Region will be hosting a virtual walk through session for CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba. The session will demonstrate how to search and find tender opportunities, resources and guides available on CanadaBuys and how to register your business in SAP Ariba. Procurement Assistance Canada will be available to answer any questions you have regarding CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba.  Following this session PAC will offer a complimentary bidder masterclass that is geared towards bidding to qualify for supplying professional services to the Government of Canada. 

Canadabuys and Bidder Masterclass – Goods (virtual)

February 28, 2024 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Seminar
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 Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region  gets you a “glimpse behind the curtain” in this interactive workshop on the process used by federal government procurement officers to evaluate bids, award contracts, and purchase services.

In this session you will act as a Government of Canada Contracting Officer/Technical Authority. The exercise will be to evaluate sample bids against criteria from a fictitious tender, or RFP document. Improve your bidding strategies by learning:

  • some common mistakes bidders make, and how to avoid them;
  • how and when to ask questions; and
  • best practices for creating your own bids.

This session is designed for SME owners/representatives with bidding experience or those who have attended PAC Seminars in the past.

Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café – Getting started with low dollar procurement opportunities (virtual)
February 28, 2024 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Meeting
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Toronto, Ontario – Procurement Assistance Canada Ontario Region is hosting a virtual drop-in session to briefly discuss how the federal government makes millions of low dollar purchases annually, how suppliers can find these opportunities and capitalize on them. Drop in to ask us your related questions and to get insights into how to approach this untapped market.

If there are any topics you would like to hear more about send your suggestions to: tpsgc.pasacontario-appacontario.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

March

Toronto – Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and Overview of Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)
March 05, 2024 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
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Toronto, ON - 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.


 
Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (virtual)
March 06, 2024 | 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 and Canadabuys
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Markham – Innovation Information Forum (IIF)

March 07, 2024 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Markham — | Partnered Event
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Markham, ONPublic Services and Procurement Canada Procurement Assistance Canada -Ontario Region, along with its other Government of Canada partners are hosting an Innovation Information Forum (IIF) for the business community. This event will also be hosted with local community partner ventureLAB.

This Innovation Information Forum will focus on supporting entrepreneurs and highlight emerging opportunities from the Government of Canada’s innovation stakeholders (programs, services, funding) that are available to help small and medium businesses and innovators.

Location:

3600 Steeles Ave E
Markham, ON  L3R 9Z7

Partners & Presenters (1:15 pm - 3:10 pm)

(*presenters are subject to change)

This is a free event and will be offered in English

Toronto – Federal Procurement Initiatives Info Session – Indigenous Procurement
March 12, 2024 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | PAC Hosted Seminar
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Toronto, Ontario – Procurement Assistance Canada, Ontario Region in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada is hosting this session that can help you understand more about Indigenous focused procurement, strategies and initiatives. The session will provide tips on how Indigenous businesses can find and look to respond to federal procurement opportunities.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (virtual)

March 13, 2024 | 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
Best of TechTO 2024

March 18, 2024 | 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Toronto — Toronto City Hall | Partnered Event
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Toronto, ON - Join Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region (PAC-OR) at Best of TechTO 2024 presented by TechTO on March 18, 2024. PAC will be there to staff a booth to engage with technology professionals and industry decision-makers. Come by our booth and speak with us.

 

About the conference: Hundreds of professionals attend TechTO to see the latest technology innovations, access unparalleled educational opportunities and take part in the conversations defining today’s industry.

 

Location: 
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St W
Toronto, ON  M5H 2N2

Registration: Best of TechTO 2024 (ti.to)

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (virtual)

March 20, 2024 | 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
Southern First Nation Secretariat session on Bidding on Opportunities (Virtual)
March 26, 2024 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Partnered Event
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Toronto, Ontario - Join Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region (PAC-OR) in collaboration with the Southern First Nations Secretariat (SFNS) for a special webinar session  called Bidding on Opportunities. This one-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

The presentations are offered FREE of charge and will be delivered in English. Please contact PAC-OR for service in French.


To register for this webinar, please contact Daveigh Fletcher at admin.student@sfns.on.ca

Toronto – CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba – Registration support & finding opportunities (virtual)
March 27, 2024 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Procurement Assistance Canada, Ontario Region will be hosting a virtual walk through session for CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba. The session will demonstrate how to search and find tender opportunities, resources and guides available on CanadaBuys and how to register your business in SAP Ariba. Procurement Assistance Canada will be available to answer any questions you have regarding CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services Masterclass (virtual)
March 27, 2024 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Seminar
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Toronto, Ontario – Procurement Assistance Canada, Ontario Region will be hosting a virtual Masterclass that will provide businesses with a step-by-step walkthrough of the different methods of supply the Federal government can use to procure professional services. Officials from Procurement Assistance Canada will be available to help you navigate professional services and answer questions you have so please join us!

Toronto – Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café (virtual)
March 27, 2024 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Meeting
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Only in English.

Toronto 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

April

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (virtual)
April 03, 2024 | 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 and Canadabuys
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (virtual)

April 10, 2024 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | 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
Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (virtual)

April 17, 2024 | 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
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (virtual)

April 24, 2024 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
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Toronto, Ontario - Procurement Assistance Canada, Ontario Region is hosting this seminar to provide 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.

May

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (virtual)
May 01, 2024 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

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 and Canadabuys
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (virtual)

May 08, 2024 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | 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
Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (virtual)

May 15, 2024 | 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

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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