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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  OSME Hosted Event = OSME Hosted Event  One-on-One Sessions = One-on-One Sessions  Innovation Information Forum (IIF) = Innovation Information Forum (IIF) 
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2020

February

KINGSTON – Innovation Information Forum (IIF)

February 27, 2020 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm | Kingston — Seaway Coworking Building, 310 Bagot Street | Partnered Event
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Kingston 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:
Queen's University Partnerships and Innovation

Seaway Coworking Building

310 Bagot Street, Kingston, ON, K7K 3B5

February 27, 2020

March

TORONTO – 5th Doing Business with Government Information Clinic
March 03, 2020 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St - 3rd floor Auditorium | Partnered Event
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Toronto, Ontario - The Doing Business with Government Information Clinic brings together representatives from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels of government to provide assistance to the supplier community / small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in doing business with government. This year's focus is on green procurement.

This is a FREE Event! Location: 4900 Yonge St. 3rd floor Auditorium

Check in and registration for 1-on-1 opens at 9:15 am

Partners, Programs and Services to be presented from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:

Light networking lunch to be provided from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

  • 1-on-1 Engagement session with representatives from 1:00 to 4:00 pm:
    (**TBC = To Be Confirmed)
     
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
    • Peggy Juan – Supply Team Lead  – Client Engagement
    • Alexandra Lajoie – Goods & Services and furniture procurement
    • Cindy Marshall – Supply Specialist – Real Property Contracting, Architectural and Engineering Services
    • Dave Musonge – Supply Specialist – Real Property Contracting, Construction 
    • Julie Adler Brooks – Supply Specialist – Real Property Contracting (Construction Services)
    • Vashti Ramnarine – Supply Specialist – Goods & Services
    • Michael Conway - Green Procurement
    • John Von Zuben – Security Clearance (1 - 3 pm only)
    • Adam Yule – OSME Regional Director, Federal Procurement Processes
    • Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos – OSME Chief SME Stakeholder Engagement, Federal Procurement Processes
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
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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)
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
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Toronto, Ontario - Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This two-hour seminar/webinar is designed for participants who are ready for a more detailed overview of the bidding process and provides key information to help you bid on opportunities, including:

  • The different types of solicitation documents
  • The main elements of a solicitation document and how to respond to them
  • How bids are evaluated and suppliers are selected
  • How to follow-up after receipt of the bidding process results
  • Best practices, tips and suggestions
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.

SAULT STE MARIE – Innovation Information Forum (IIF)

March 11, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Sault Ste. Marie — 229 Great Northern Rd | Partnered Event
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SS Marie 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. This event is being provided in partnership with the City of Sault Ste Marie Economic Development, City of Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre and FedNor. It is being offered in conjunction with the Northern Ontario Road to Defence (NORD) event in the same venue on March 12th, 2020.

 

Location:

Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre

229 Great Northern Rd

Sault Ste. Marie, On  P6B 4Z2

March 3, 2020

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 – Supplying Professional Services (Seminar – Webinar)
March 18, 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
Toronto – Supplying Professional Services (In–person or Webinar)
March 18, 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)
March 18, 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)
March 18, 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)
March 25, 2020 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — 4900 Yonge St., 10th Floor –or– Webinar | Seminar
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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.

April

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (Seminar – Webinar)
April 08, 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)
April 08, 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)
April 08, 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)
April 08, 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)
April 15, 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)
April 15, 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)
April 15, 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)
April 15, 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)
April 22, 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)
April 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)
April 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)
April 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)
April 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.

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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