Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has undertaken a complete review of professional services procurement with the objective of developing a national strategy.
This blog post provides you with a summary of the final Professional Services National Procurement Strategy prepared by the Acquisitions Branch of PWGSC.
On December 1, 2011 I had the pleasure of attending a CMC Eastern Ontario event at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa titled Inside Government of Canada Procurement: What’s happening today, where are we headed, what can you do to get ready? The keynote speaker was Shereen Benzvy Miller, (M.A., LL.B), Director General for the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME), and Acting Director General of Client Engagement with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).
This post will provide you with information about what has been presented last week, including the changes that are currently going on in the Canadian federal government on the procurement side, and with some pointers regarding where you need to go to get valuable information prior to putting together a proposal.
According to Canada Business, the Government of Canada spends about $12B a year on goods and services.
As the largest federal government purchaser, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) purchases goods and services using a competitive procurement process whenever possible.
Given that a large majority of the solicitations are posted on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS), hosted on MERX, this post is mainly intended to provide the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with information that will help demystify the Federal Government procurement process, provide information about how to access Government Business Opportunities (GBO) posted on MERX, and supplement all that with links to additional valuable sources of information, for sole entrepreneurs and large organizations alike, regarding the above-mentioned topics.