AMA: About selling into the Canadian government

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Did you know that the Government of Canada buys billions of dollars worth of goods and services each year? You may think they only buy from big companies but many of these contracts are awarded to small Canadian businesses.

Join us as we dispel some common myths and a Procurement Specialist will answer all of your questions about selling to the government.

We’ll cover topics such as:

  • What the government buys.
  • Who the government buys from.
  • How the government buys.
  • Where to find resources and free support for small businesses.

Speaker: Tyler Vandonk; Procurement Team Leader, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) – Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region

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Mr. Tyler Vandonk has been working for the Government of Canada for over 10 years. He has held various procurement positions in both Ontario Region and the National Capital Region with both Public Services and Procurement Canada and the Department of National Defence. Mr. Vandonk is responsible for supplier outreach and engagement for PAC-OR. He also delivers seminars that assist and inform suppliers on how to do business with the Government of Canada, how to navigate the federal procurement system and how to utilize and, the federal procurement websites.

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