procurement

Procurement in the sense that we will discus here is related to already-established businesses that wish to expand their markets and sell to government agencies, crown corporations, and other large organizations/companies.  Procurement is the process in which the above express a need for products, publish the need, and choose a business to purchase the products from.

An excellent source of information is the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)

We strongly suggest you attend a seminar on this topic in order to increase your knowledge and chances of making a sale. (procurement seminar)

Below is a list of various organizations/accounts that you need to set up in order to land contracts through the various procurement processes. Follow the links and familiarize your self with the various organizations prior to registering.

You may also download our online accounts form to assist you with the registrations.

 

Business Number (BN) Registration

Supplier Registration Information (SRI) System

  • Database of registered companies interested in selling to the federal government
  • Promote yourself and bid on opportunities
  • Given a Procurement Business Number (PBN)
  • Register at: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/

MERX

  • Largest electronic tendering service
  • Tendency service for agencies, crown and public corporations
  • Federal tenders are free to download, others have a charge.
  • Use PBN for Government downloads and you won’t need to input Credit Card Information
  • Register at: http://www.merx.com/

Canadian Company Capabilities (CCC) database

  • An account with Industry Canada is required.
  • Not a mandatory requirement to do business with the Federal Government but strongly encouraged.
  • Register at: http://www.ic.gc.ca

B.C. Bid

  • BC Government tenders
  • BC Crown Corporation tenders
  • Many Municipality Tenders here as well
  • Register at: http://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca

Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) -Aboriginal Business Directory       

Public Works & Government Services – Select

  • Use same login info as SRI (above)
  • Database managed by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
  • Maintains list of suppliers
  • Is industry specific: Construction, Architecture and Engineering
  • Link here: https://select.pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca/

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