Presentation on theme: "October 25, 2011 Lets talk business! Helping you do business with the Federal Government Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow 2011 Tuesday,"— Presentation transcript:
October 25, 2011 Lets talk business! Helping you do business with the Federal Government Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow 2011 Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 2: 00-3:30pm Shereen Benzvy Miller, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Client Engagement Sector
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) … at your service OSME was created in 2005 to specifically address the needs and perspectives of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) selling to the federal government OSME uses the Industry Canada definition for SMEs: small enterprise: < 100 employees medium enterprise: employees HQ and six regional offices 2
3 We offer seminars in all 6 regions across Canada, and meet face to face with suppliers to provide information on the procurement process. We are present at tradeshows and share information at plenary sessions. Over 140,000 individuals and suppliers have been assisted through our national awareness program activities (since our creation in 2006). Seminar Topics Include: Understand the Procurement Process Register your business Promote yourself Search for Bid Opportunities Bid on Opportunities Participant Feedback Helping Businesses Sell to the Government of Canada Seminar: The seminar offered me a good overview of the wide variety of opportunities to sell to the federal government. It improved my awareness of the processes and tools for doing business with the government. The presenters were well prepared, organized and engaged well with the audience. Attending the seminar was worth my while. What are some services we provide?
4 Categories of Barriers to SME Participation
5 Pre-Qualified Supplier Data The open data identifies businesses holding PWGSC standing offers and supply arrangements. New Events Calendar With improved visual layout and advanced filtering options, all OSME business seminars and CICP events are listed in one location. Whats new on Buyandsell.gc.ca?
Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program: Budget 2010: The Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) created to help Canadian enterprises, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), bridge the Pre-commercialization Gap Through four Calls for Proposals over a two-year period, the government is procuring pre-commercial innovations to be tested by federal departments These innovations will focus on four priority areas: 6
7 Objectives: Increase Aboriginal business participation in the procurement process Working in close collaboration with AANDC Deliverables 2011 / 2012: National Framework for Aboriginal Engagement Outreach Strategy – validation with the Aboriginal community Activities to date: Outreach: Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan (BC) Participation at tradeshows Team today: Andre Cardinal (NCR), Tyson Atleo (Pacific Region), Kathleen Michaud (Supplier Engagement and Regional Coordination) National Framework for Aboriginal Engagement
8 Contact OSME National Infoline: Atlantic Region - HalifaxOntario Region - Toronto Telephone: Telephone: Facsimile: Toll free: Québec Region - MontréalNational Capital Region - Gatineau Telephone: Telephone: Facsimile: Facsimile: Western Region - EdmontonPacific Region - Vancouver Telephone: Toll free: Facsimile: Facsimile: