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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.


Categories:  OSME Seminars = OSME Seminars  One-on-One Sessions = One-on-One Sessions  Partnered Events = Partnered Events 
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2019

April

Doing Business with the Federal Government & Innovation Forum
April 30, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:30 pm | Oshawa — 600 Rossland Road West | Partnered Event
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The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will be delivering a seminar on Doing Business with the Government of Canada in this event.  

Community Innovation Lab (iLab) is a charitable organization based in Durham Region, within the Greater Toronto Area. It is designed to equip people with opportunities to create (entrepreneurial projects), experience (immersive work placements) and transform (communities through the creation of world-changing projects).

Event Registration: https://coilabhub.spaces.nexudus.com/en/events/view/984304364/doing-business-with-the-federal-government----innovation-forum.  


May

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Seminar – Webinar)
May 01, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th 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
Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
May 01, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, 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.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
May 01, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, 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.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
May 01, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, 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.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (Seminar–Webinar)
May 08, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th 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
Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

May 08, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

May 08, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

May 08, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Discovery 2019

May 13, 2019 | 9:30 am to 5:30 pm | Toronto — Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd | 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. OSME will also do a presentation on Doing Business with the Government of Canada.

Event information: https://www.ocediscovery.com/home

Discovery 2019 is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (Seminar – Webinar)
May 15, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th 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
Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

May 15, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

May 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

May 15, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (Seminar – Webinar)
May 22, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Obtaining Security Clearance:

This seminar/webinar 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.

June

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Seminar – Webinar)
June 05, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th 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 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
Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
June 05, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, 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.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
June 05, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, 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.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
June 05, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Basics of Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or services, 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.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (Seminar–Webinar)
June 12, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th 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
Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

June 12, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

June 12, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)

June 12, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Bidding on Opportunities – The different types of solicitation documents, the main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them, best practices, tips and suggestions.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (Seminar – Webinar)
June 19, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th 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
Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

June 19, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

June 19, 2019 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)

June 19, 2019 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

An in-person or webinar session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registered-first served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (English only):

Supplying Professional Services – ProServices, how to register your business in Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal.

Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (Seminar – Webinar)
June 26, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Obtaining Security Clearance:

This seminar/webinar 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.

July

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Seminar – Webinar)
July 03, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th 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 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
Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (Seminar–Webinar)
July 10, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th 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
Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (Seminar – Webinar)
July 17, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th 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
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (Seminar – Webinar)
July 24, 2019 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
More Information

Toronto, Ontario - Obtaining Security Clearance:

This seminar/webinar 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.

Contact OSME

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


  1. Address: 4900 Yonge Street - 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A6
  2. Email: ONT.osme-bpme@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
  3. Toll-Free: 1 800-668-5378
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