Did you know that the Government of Canada buys $15-20 billion worth of goods and services each year? Do you think they only buy from big companies? Would you be surprised to learn that many of these contracts are awarded to small businesses in Canada?
Let us help you decide if selling to the Government of Canada is appropriate for you.
Join us to dispel some myths about selling to government and find out:
- What the government buys
- Who the government buys from
- How the government buys
- Where to find resources and free support for small businesses
- Linguistic resources
This session will be hosted in English only. For French sessions or for more information, contact Procurement Assistance Canada, National Capital Region, either by telephone at 873-355-9796 or by e-mail to: [email protected]
About the Speaker: Alain Martel
Alain Martel is with Procurement Assistance Canada. Alain spent over 25 years as a software supplier to the whole of the Government of Canada. He joined the Government of Canada at Public Services Procurement Canada as a supply specialist in the acquisitions branch in 2007.
Part of his role is to nurture positive relationships and engage Small and Medium Enterprises. He does this by delivering services such as hosting seminars on: Doing Business with the Government of Canada. He educates stakeholders on the Procurement process utilizing a variety of coaching methods and mentoring techniques to meet the needs of his clients.
From starting with registering as a supplier, to navigating the intricate procurement process, to understanding the Acts, policies, and trade agreements. He supports the SME’s in their efforts to obtain a contract award and post-contract delivery.
He engages and maintains liaisons with all senior procurement executives to assure that they are apprised of industry feedback. He attends and presents to industry associations and trade- shows related to Procurement trends and its modernization.
He continues to support senior management in all efforts to promote his office Procurement Assistance Canada National Capital Region. He participates in project teams, working groups, and provides subject matter expertise to senior management, managers and colleagues at Public Works Government Services Canada.