Outreach and engagement events—PAC Seminars

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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.

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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
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.

March

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
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
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
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!

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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