Doing business with the Government of Canada, half-day all-in-one (seminar/webinar)

Attention! Are you a business that can supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19?

Canada wants to hear from you. Find out more here.

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. Canadian procurements are not subject to any procurement obligations under CUSMA.

Are you interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? This comprehensive half-day seminar/webinar will guide you through the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

This seminar is a condensed version of the following seminars:

Doing business with the Government of Canada

The Government of Canada purchases between $15 to $20 billion of goods and services each year. This seminar 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 good 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
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities

Finding opportunities on is where you will find federal bid opportunities and related procurement information. This seminar provides an overview and demonstration of the website's key features and functions, including how to:

  • Search for tenders, contract history and standing offers and supply arrangements
  • Follow opportunities to keep informed about new tender notices and amendments
  • Find additional sources of information for suppliers

Bidding on opportunities

Would you like to learn more about how to bid? This seminar 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

For assistance, please contact the Pacific Regional Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, toll free at 1-866-602-0403, or by email at

Waterfront Station, 601 West Cordova Street or webinar
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:00 to 16:00
Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, National Capital Region, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon
Event type
Seminar, Webinar
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) business seminars and events
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
Event Language
Space Availability
Space Available
Online Registration (English only)