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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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Categories:  OSME Seminars = OSME Seminars  One-on-One Sessions = One-on-One Sessions  Stakeholder Hosted Event = Stakeholder Hosted Event  Innovation Information Forum (IIF) = Innovation Information Forum (IIF)  Partnered Events = Partnered Events 
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2021

March

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (webinar)

March 10, 2021 | 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 – Bidding on Opportunities (telephone)

March 10, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
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telephone session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in 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 (telephone)

March 10, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
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telephone session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in 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 (telephone)

March 10, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
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telephone session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in 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.

NORTHERN ONTARIO – Innovation Information Forum (IIF)

March 11, 2021 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Sault Ste. Marie — VIRTUAL | Partnered Event
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Northern Ontario – The Ontario's North Economic Development Corporation (ONEDC) representing the five Northern Ontario communities (Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Sudbury, Timmins and Thunder Bay), SSM Innovation Centre, NORCAT, iiON, NWO Innovation Centre, and Link North    in partnership with Public Services and Procurement Canada - Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Ontario Region and their Government of Canada partners are hosting this unique event for Northern Ontario business communities.

 

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:

VIRTUAL (Webinar)

 

Partners, Programs and Services:(* presenters are subject to change)

Logistics;

12:15 pm - Virtual check in
12:30 pm - Greetings opening remarks (co-hosts - ONEDC)

12:35 pm - Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) – Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) - Demystifying Federal Procurement 

12:50 pm - Department of National Defence (DND) - Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (webinar)

March 17, 2021 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — | 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
Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (telephone)

March 17, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)

March 17, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)

March 17, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 – Bidding on Opportunities (webinar)

March 22, 2021 | 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — VIRTUAL | Webinar
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Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid on federal procurement? 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 – Obtaining Security Clearance (webinar)

March 24, 2021 | 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

Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement

March 29, 2021 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — VIRTUAL | Partnered Event
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The CanadianSME in partnership with Public Services and Procurement Canada Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Ontario Region will deliver a mythbusting presentation on federal procurement for Canadian small businesses.

Did you know that the Government of Canada buys billions 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.

Join us to dispel some myths about selling to government and find out:

  • What the government buys
  • Who the government buys from
  • How the government buys
  • Where to find resources and free support for small businesses
Doing Business with Government – Windsor–Essex

March 30, 2021 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Windsor — VIRTUAL | Partnered Event
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Windsor-Essex, Ontario - Public Services Procurement Canada, the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) Ontario Region in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation, the City of Windsor and County of Essex, are hosting a Doing Business with Government online webinar to help inform businesses about their respective procurement processes, how you can access these million and billion dollar marketplaces, compete for government oppoprtunities and to ask the presenters questions.

 

Location:

VIRTUAL (Webinar)

WINDSOR–ESSEX – Innovation Information Forum (IIF)

March 30, 2021 | 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Windsor — VIRTUAL | Partnered Event
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Windsor, Ontario WEtech Alliance in partnership with Public Services and Procurement Canada - Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Ontario Region and their Government of Canada partners are hosting this unique event for the Windsor-Essex business community.

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.

 

Partners, Programs and Services:(* presenters are subject to change)

Logistics;

12:15 pm - Virtual check in
12:30 pm - Greetings opening remarks (co-hosts) - WEtech Alliance - TBD

12:35 pm - Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) – Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) - Demystifying Federal Procurement 

12:50 pm - Department of National Defence (DND) - Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

1:15 pm - National Research Council (NRC) - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

1:45 pm - Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) - Intellectual Property - The Basics

2:15 pm - Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC) - Alliance Grants 

2:45 pm - Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) - Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) – Tax Incentive Program 

3:15 pm - FedDev Ontario - Industrial and Technological Benefits

3:45 pm - Closing remarks - WEtech Alliance 

4:00 pm - END

April

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (webinar)
April 07, 2021 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — | 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
 

The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman will also deliver a brief presentation on the recourse mechanisms and services available to suppliers in the event they encounter issues with a federal contract.

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (telephone)
April 07, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)
April 07, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)
April 07, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (webinar)

April 14, 2021 | 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
Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (telephone)

April 14, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in 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 (telephone)

April 14, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in 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 (telephone)

April 14, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in 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 (webinar)

April 21, 2021 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — | 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 – Supplying Professional Services (telephone)

April 21, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)

April 21, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)

April 21, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (webinar)

April 28, 2021 | 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

May

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (webinar)
May 05, 2021 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — | 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
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
 

The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman will also deliver a brief presentation on the recourse mechanisms and services available to suppliers in the event they encounter issues with a federal contract.

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (telephone)
May 05, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)
May 05, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)
May 05, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (webinar)

May 12, 2021 | 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
Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (telephone)

May 12, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in 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 (telephone)

May 12, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in 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 (telephone)

May 12, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone session for 30 minutes only is available on a first registeredfirst served basis on the following topic to answer specific questions (in 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 (webinar)

May 19, 2021 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — | 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 – Supplying Professional Services (telephone)

May 19, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)

May 19, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (telephone)

May 19, 2021 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — telephone | One-on-One Sessions
More Information

telephone 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 (webinar)

May 26, 2021 | 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


Contact OSME

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


  1. Email: ONT.osme-bpme@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca
  2. Toll-Free: 1 800-668-5378
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