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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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2022

December

Ask the Expert – Defence Procurement (Virtual)

December 13, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Seminar
More Information

Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region will be hosting a virtual Ask the Expert panel discussion with the Defence and Marine Strategic Program Management team and the DND Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program support team. The presentation and discussion will provide information about the general Federal Procurement and Defence procurement. Procurement officials will be available to provide insights and take questions. This is your unique opportunity to speak with government officials on these topics and get your questions answered.



 
Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (webinar)

December 14, 2022 | 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

December 14, 2022 | 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 only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

December 14, 2022 | 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 only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

December 14, 2022 | 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 only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (webinar)

December 21, 2022 | 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

December 21, 2022 | 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 only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

December 21, 2022 | 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 only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

December 21, 2022 | 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 only and is available on a first registered–first served basis.

2023

January

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (virtual)
January 04, 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

January 04, 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

January 04, 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

January 04, 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.
30 minute one–on–one session

January 11, 2023 | 8:30 am to 4:30 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)

January 11, 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

January 11, 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

January 11, 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 – Supplying Professional Services (virtual)

January 18, 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

January 18, 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.
Ontario Indigenous Business Information Session on Federal Procurement (Virtual)
January 18, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
More Information

Public Services and Procurement Canada are pleased to invite you to an Ontario Indigenous business information session. This session is in support of the Government of Canada’s efforts to meet and exceed the target of awarding 5% of the value of all federal contracts, including subcontracts, to Indigenous businesses.

The Ontario Indigenous business information session will take place online on January 18, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time).


The topics for this session will include:

• An overview of the 5% objective for Indigenous procurement, the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business, and information on the Indigenous Business Directory

• Information on upcoming federal procurement opportunities for construction-related projects

• Support services and programs to assist Indigenous businesses and organizations

30 minute one–on–one session

January 18, 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

January 18, 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.
30 minute one–on–one session

January 25, 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)

January 25, 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

January 25, 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

January 25, 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.
Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café (virtual)

January 25, 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
Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and Overview of Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) (virtual)
January 31, 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.


 

February

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (virtual)
February 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

February 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 a 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 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

February 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)

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.
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.
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.
30 minute one–on–one session

February 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.
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

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.

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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