Support for smaller businesses

Attention: The Government Procurement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continue to apply until the recently announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is ratified and enters into force. More information about the USMCA will be provided in the coming weeks.

The Government of Canada wants to help small and medium businesses sell to the government.

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME), as part of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), is here to make it easier for smaller businesses to bid on federal contracting opportunities.

We do that by:

  • finding out what stops them from submitting a bid;
  • advising government buyers and policy-makers on the concerns of small and medium businesses; and by,
  • suggesting ways to make tools and processes better so that it’s easier for smaller businesses to compete for contracts.

How can the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises help you?

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises can help you to better understand how the government buys goods and services, and how you can navigate the process to find opportunities.

You can find information about:

If you need help understanding the government’s contracting process or tools for doing business with the government, you can: