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Access Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) consultations and reports. Through consultation and engagement activities, PWGSC works with industry and other government departments and agencies to understand and address important federal procurement issues. PWGSC also produces reports to assist other departments and agencies in improving their procurement activities.

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Supplier Consultations: Small Vessels Procurement January 2013

Report Summary

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has engaged the boatbuilding industry on issues specific to small vessel procurement in Canada to understand the nature of their challenges in undertaking these procurements. The feedback has been compiled to obtain seven primary points of common focus outlined in this report. Though some of the industry feedback pertains specifically to the small vessel supply industry, a number of the points raised are similarly shared by the larger shipbuilding industry and some by the contracting community in general. This report is the result of the feedback received from the small vessels industry between December 2011 and February 2012.

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2012 Study of Participation of Small and Medium Enterprises in Federal Procurement

Report Summary

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise and Strategic Engagement (OSME-SE) undertook a study to gather information about the small and medium enterprise (SME) experience with federal government procurement. Respondents were asked to answer an online questionnaire open from June to September 2012. The feedback from this study establishes a solid base of data that will help OSME-SE in its efforts to improve access for SMEs and reduce barriers to federal procurement. The resulting report Integral to the Economy, Integral to Procurement: 2012 Study of Participation of Small and Medium Enterprises in Federal Procurement summarizes findings of interest to most stakeholders and outlines the steps that will be take in response to the findings.

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