Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is conducting a study to increase its understanding of the challenges and to validate the experience of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) with government procurement, and to establish a solid base of data that the department will use for multiple purposes:
- Understand barriers to supplier participation, current gaps between services offered and those required, and awareness of services currently available;
- Make improvements to the services provided by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME);
- Provide a baseline for further study and analysis; and
- Facilitate comparison with other jurisdictions.
You are invited to provide your input via an online questionnaire by July 16, 2012.
Suppliers, in particular SMEs with concerns or comments on the questionnaire, can also contact OSME at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments.
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Gatineau, Québec, Canada K1A 0S5
Part of OSME’s mandate is to help SMEs identify opportunities within the federal government’s procurement system. OSME monitors the participation of SMEs in federal government procurement and assesses any key challenges they may face when they want to sell their goods or services to the federal government. Another part of OSME’s mandate is to advise government buyers and policy makers on SMEs’ concerns and recommend improvements to the federal procurement process.
Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada?
OSME maintains a toll-free help line and offers free seminars to businesses interested in learning about the federal procurement process and how to sell goods and services to the Government of Canada. For more information, visit: https://buyandsell.gc.ca or call the national toll-free InfoLine at 1-800-811-1148.