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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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2023

February

Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (virtual)

February 08, 2023 | 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

30 minute one–on–one session

February 08, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

February 08, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

February 08, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Diversity Expo – Black Business Edition

February 09, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

In celebration of Black History Month, Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) Ontario Region and ecosystem will host a collaborative expo on February 9, 2023 (1pm-4pm) to support the growth of Black entrepreneurs and small businesses. The virtual expo will include presentations, inspiring panel discussions and break out rooms with federal (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Business Development Bank Canada, Export Development Canada: Black Exporters Program) and community partners (Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce, Black Business & Professional Association, Black Opportunity Fund, BKR Capital and many more) to highlight key resources, tools and opportunities to grow your business. Great opportunity to connect with key partners in the Black business ecosystem in Canada.

Prosperity Northwest Conference and Tradeshow

February 15, 2023 | 9:30 am to 7:00 pm | Thunder Bay — | Partnered Event
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Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region (PAC-OR) will be presenting information and hosting an exhibitor booth at the Prosperity Northwest Conference and tradeshow.  PAC will be offering information on Doing Business with the Government of Canada, the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB) and Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

 

This event is presented by Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Anishnawbe Business Professional Association and is geared at all industries with a focus on mining, forestry, and energy. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with industry experts with a combination of exhibitor spaces and guest speakers to provide a wholesome experience for industry professionals.

 

For additional information, and to register, see the official event website.

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (virtual)

February 15, 2023 | 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

30 minute one–on–one session

February 15, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

February 15, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

February 15, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba Session (Virtual)

February 16, 2023 | 10:00 am to 10:30 am | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region will be hosting a virtual session to walk you through CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba. The session will demonstrate how to find tender opportunities, resources and guides on CanadaBuys and how to register your business in SAP Ariba. Procurement officials from Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region will be available to answer any questions you have regarding CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba so please join us!

CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba Session (Virtual)

February 22, 2023 | 10:00 am to 10:30 am | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region will be hosting a virtual session to walk you through CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba. The session will demonstrate how to find tender opportunities, resources and guides on CanadaBuys and how to register your business in SAP Ariba. Procurement officials from Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region will be available to answer any questions you have regarding CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba so please join us!

30 minute one–on–one session

February 22, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (virtual)

February 22, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | 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

30 minute one–on–one session

February 22, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café (virtual)

February 22, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Meeting
More Information

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

Canadian Hearing Services – Bidding on Opportunities (virtual)
February 23, 2023 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am | Toronto — Virtual | Partnered Event
More Information

Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region will be delivering a presentation about Bidding on Opportunities to the membership of the Canadian Hearing Services. 

Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) is an industry-leading provider of services, products and education that empower the Deaf and hard of hearing to overcome barriers to participation. They are the largest and only Accredited organization of its kind in North America.

This 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

ASL interpretation will be offered during this seminar. 

Please see this page to register. 

Doing Business with the Government of Canada – City of Toronto
February 27, 2023 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Toronto — | Partnered Event
More Information

City of Toronto - Public Services Procurement Canada, the Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) Ontario Region office in partnership with  the City of Toronto 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)

Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and Overview of Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) (virtual)
February 28, 2023 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

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.


 

March

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (virtual)
March 01, 2023 | 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

30 minute one–on–one session

March 01, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

March 01, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

March 01, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (virtual)

March 08, 2023 | 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

30 minute one–on–one session

March 08, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

March 08, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

March 08, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Innovation Information Forum (IIF) – Northern Ontario (VIRTUAL)
March 09, 2023 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Partnered Event
More Information

Northern Ontario - 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 Northern Ontario. This event will also be hosted with local community partners LinkNorth, PARO, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF).

This Innovation Information Forum will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs (although all are welcome) 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.

Schedule: 

 

Partners, programs and services(presenters are subject to change)

 

Location:

VIRTUAL (Webinar)

Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (virtual)

March 15, 2023 | 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

30 minute one–on–one session

March 15, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

March 15, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

March 15, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba Session (Virtual)

March 16, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region will be hosting a virtual session to walk you through CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba. The session will demonstrate how to find tender opportunities, resources and guides on CanadaBuys and how to register your business in SAP Ariba. Procurement officials from Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region will be available to answer any questions you have regarding CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba so please join us!

30 minute one–on–one session

March 22, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (virtual)

March 22, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | 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

30 minute one–on–one session

March 22, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

March 22, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and Overview of Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) (virtual)
March 28, 2023 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

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.


 
30 minute one–on–one session

March 29, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

March 29, 2023 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | One-on-One Sessions
More Information Book this session to meet one-on-one with an PAC representative to discuss questions about federal procurement. This will be a virtual or telephone session for 30 minutes and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café (virtual)

March 29, 2023 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Meeting
More Information

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


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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