On July 25, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) in partnership with the Office of MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes partnered to bring businesses a free workshop on how to navigate the procurement process and do business with the Government of Canada.
Presented by the Chief, Small Medium Enterprise Stakeholder Engagement, Menelaos (Manny) Argiropoulos, Ontario Region, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Public Works and Government Services Canada, participants learned about:
- buyandsell.gc.ca website designed for businesses to learn about registering, becoming a supplier, and participating in the tender process
- The large number of contracts awarded to small and medium size businesses
- GCConnects – and how you can register and search departments within the Government who are the end users of your product and service
- Monthly webinars to educate businesses on the process for being a vendor
It was a very informative 90 minutes, with specific examples and navigation tips provided. Please visit buyandsell.gc.ca for more information.