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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:  PAC Seminars = PAC Seminars  PAC Hosted Event = PAC Hosted Event  One-on-One Sessions = One-on-One Sessions  Innovation Information Forum (IIF) = Innovation Information Forum (IIF) 
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2021

September

30 minute one–on–one session

September 22, 2021 | 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 OSME 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 registeredfirst served basis.
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (webinar)

September 22, 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

30 minute one–on–one session

September 22, 2021 | 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 OSME 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 registeredfirst served basis.
30 minute one–on–one session

September 22, 2021 | 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 OSME 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 registeredfirst served basis.
EASTERN ONTARIO – Innovation Information Forum (IIF)

September 23, 2021 | 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Partnered Event
More Information

Eastern Ontario Public Services and Procurement Canada - Procurement Assistance Canada and their Government of Canada partners are hosting this unique event for the Eastern Ontario business community. This event will be hosted in partnership with local partners Bay of Quinte Economic Development, Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, County of Renfrew Economic Development and Kingston Economic Development Corporation.


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


Schedule: 

12:15 pm - Virtual check in

12:30 pm - Greetings and opening remarks from local partners

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

3:45 pm - Closing remarks - Local Partners 

4:00 pm - END

Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café

September 29, 2021 | 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

October

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (webinar)
October 06, 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
30 minute one–on–one session

October 06, 2021 | 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

October 06, 2021 | 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

October 06, 2021 | 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.
CENTRAL ONTARIO – Innovation Information Forum (IIF)

October 07, 2021 | 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Partnered Event
More Information

Central Ontario 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 Central Ontario business community. This event will be hosted in partnership with local partners Innovation Cluster, Sandbox CentreVenture 13 and Small Business Enterprise Centre - South Georgian Bay .


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


Schedule: 

12:15 pm - Virtual check in

12:30 pm - Greetings and opening remarks from local partners

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

4:00 pm - END



Toronto – Bidding on Opportunities (webinar)

October 13, 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
30 minute one–on–one session

October 13, 2021 | 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

October 13, 2021 | 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

October 13, 2021 | 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)

October 20, 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
30 minute one–on–one session

October 20, 2021 | 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

October 20, 2021 | 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

October 20, 2021 | 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.
30 minute one–on–one session

October 27, 2021 | 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.
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (webinar)

October 27, 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

30 minute one–on–one session

October 27, 2021 | 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

October 27, 2021 | 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.
Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café

October 27, 2021 | 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

November

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (webinar)
November 03, 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.

30 minute one–on–one session

November 03, 2021 | 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

November 03, 2021 | 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

November 03, 2021 | 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 – Bidding on Opportunities (webinar)

November 10, 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
30 minute one–on–one session

November 10, 2021 | 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

November 10, 2021 | 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

November 10, 2021 | 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)

November 17, 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
30 minute one–on–one session

November 17, 2021 | 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

November 17, 2021 | 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

November 17, 2021 | 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.
30 minute one–on–one session

November 24, 2021 | 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.
Toronto – Obtaining Security Clearance (webinar)

November 24, 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

30 minute one–on–one session

November 24, 2021 | 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

November 24, 2021 | 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.
Federal Procurement Virtual Drop–in Café

November 24, 2021 | 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

December

Toronto – Doing Business with the Government of Canada (webinar)
December 01, 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
30 minute one–on–one session

December 01, 2021 | 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 01, 2021 | 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 01, 2021 | 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 – Bidding on Opportunities (webinar)

December 08, 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
30 minute one–on–one session

December 08, 2021 | 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 08, 2021 | 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 08, 2021 | 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.
30 minute one–on–one session

December 15, 2021 | 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 15, 2021 | 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 15, 2021 | 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.

Contact PAC

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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