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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  Innovation Information Forum (IIF) = Innovation Information Forum (IIF)  Partnered Events = Partnered Events 
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2020

January

SUDBURY – PEP Conference & Tradeshow 2020 presented by SNC–Lavalin
January 21, 2020 | 7:30 am to 3:30 pm | Sudbury — Radisson Hotel Sudbury | Partnered Event
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TORONTO, Ontario - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) will be participating with a booth and deliver one-on-one sessions to provide information on Doing Business with the Government of Canada.  

 

Event registration: https://pepconference.ca/register/#id=868&cid=165&wid=4001

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (Seminar – Webinar)
January 22, 2020 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
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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

Included in this offering will be a presentation by the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman Canada.

Find out what OPO does, what their mandate is and what services they can provide for you.


Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)
January 22, 2020 | 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.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)
January 22, 2020 | 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.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)
January 22, 2020 | 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)
January 29, 2020 | 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.
ORANGEVILLE – Doing Business with Government

January 30, 2020 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Orangeville — 6 Northmen Way, Orangeville, ON | Partnered Event
More Information

Orangeville - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in partnership with the Small Business Enterprise Centre - Orangeville  and the Town of Orangeville, are hosting a Doing Business with Government event to help inform businesses about their respective procurement processes and provide the opportunity for suppliers to meet one-on-one with the presenters after the event.

You will learn how each level of government does its purchasing, and how to include these groups as your customers!


Event Partners:

Small Business Enterprise Centre - Orangeville

Town of Orangeville
 

February

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Seminar – Webinar)
February 05, 2020 | 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 $22 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 – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
February 05, 2020 | 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 (in 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 – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
February 05, 2020 | 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 (in 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 – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
February 05, 2020 | 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 (in 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.

OAKVILLE – Innovation Information Forum (IIF)

February 06, 2020 | 8:00 am to 12:30 pm | Oakville — Sheridan College – Conference Centre | Partnered Event
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Oakville, Ontario - The Innovation Information Forums are a series of sessions in a number of Ontario communities that will bring together Government of Canada departments and agencies to present current federal innovation programs. Hear from representatives from federal departments and agencies on how their programs and services support innovation in Canada.


Location:
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

 

Conference Centre - Room A,B,C
1400 Trafalgar Road, Toronto, Ontario
February 06, 2020

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (Seminar–Webinar)
February 12, 2020 | 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 – Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)
February 12, 2020 | 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.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)
February 12, 2020 | 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.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)
February 12, 2020 | 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)
February 19, 2020 | 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 – Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)
February 19, 2020 | 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.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)
February 19, 2020 | 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.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)
February 19, 2020 | 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)
February 26, 2020 | 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.

March

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Seminar – Webinar)
March 04, 2020 | 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 $22 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 – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
March 04, 2020 | 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 (in 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 – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
March 04, 2020 | 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 (in 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 – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (In–person or Webinar)
March 04, 2020 | 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 (in 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)
March 11, 2020 | 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 – Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)
March 11, 2020 | 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.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)
March 11, 2020 | 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.

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (In–person or Webinar)
March 11, 2020 | 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 – Obtaining Security Clearance (Seminar – Webinar)
March 25, 2020 | 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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