The Government of Nova Scotia and The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises will be hosting several information sessions throughout the province. The sessions will introduce the Province’s new e-bidding system, provide an overview of Nova Scotia Procurement and demonstrate how the Government of Canada can buy your products, services and innovations. All businesses interested in supplying goods and services to the government are encouraged to attend.
The Government of Nova Scotia, is enhancing its procurement process with the introduction of E-bidding. In September 2017, suppliers wishing to bid on open competitions posted on the Procurement website for Government departments, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and select IWK Health Centre opportunities will be required to submit their responses using SAP Ariba (except for those offered through Bid Express or Health Pro).
To facilitate this transition, the Supplier Engagement Team of NS Procurement will be hosting these sessions throughout the province during August 2017. The sessions will provide you with an introduction to E-bidding and its benefits, as well as an overview of doing business with the Government of Nova Scotia.
For more information about e-bidding, visit: /tenders/supplier-development/e-bidding.aspx
The Government of Canada purchases between $15 to $20 billion of goods and services each year. The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) can help you better understand how the federal government buys goods and services by raising awareness of opportunities and explaining the benefits of using Buyandsell.gc.ca, the federal portal to procurement information and open data. You’ll also learn how to access free seminars and webinars, along with one-on-one sessions to assist you in understanding aspects of federal procurement including security clearances, finding and bidding on tenders and indigenous procurement programs.
OSME also manages the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), which assists Canadian businesses in testing their innovative goods and services before they are commercialized. Your company benefits from a first sale up to $1M and valuable feedback to advance commercialization of the innovation. Learn how you can land your first sale and get your innovation tested by the Government of Canada!
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