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Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) – Sept. 12th, 2023

Interested in selling to the federal government?

Are you a business owner in search of new opportunities? The Government of Canada could be your next market. How can you get a share of this market? That’s where Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) comes in.

PAC was created as part of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), the main purchasing arm of the federal government, to support a procurement system that is fair, open, and transparent. Businesses that understand the federal procurement process – including how to navigate the process and find federal tenders – can bid on contracting opportunities with greater ease, confidence, and success.

Did you know? 

Federal departments and agencies often have the discretion to purchase goods under $25,000 and services and construction under $40,000 directly from suppliers. These lower dollar value procurement can present an opportunity to grow your business by developing a relationship with the Government.

Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) is here to help! PAC can help smaller and diverse businesses:

  • understand what the government buys and how it buys what you sell;
  • learn how and where to find relevant federal procurement opportunities;
  • register on CanadaBuys and SAP Ariba;
  • adopt bidding best practices and get ready to bid;
  • clarify government contracting process; and
  • ensure business community concerns and views are heard.

PAC does this by offering free services such as webinars, resources and personalized assistance to businesses.

PAC also supports the Department of National Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS), which provides funding to Canadian innovators to help solve defence and security challenges. PAC can help you learn more about this program and how to apply.

Ryan Peach

(PAC Outreach Officer)

Ryan Peach is a PAC Outreach Officer located in St. John’s who is available to meet with Oceans Advance members to answer your questions about federal procurement. Ryan has a background in Naval Architecture and Maritime Studies and prior to joining PAC he was a Supply Officer for PSPC Acquisitions. He can help you learn about opportunities to do business with the federal government and navigate the procurement process.

Ready to get started with federal procurement or want to learn more about the services offered by PAC? Register now for PAC’s free online webinars:

Or contact Ryan directly by phone at (709) 690-9865 or by email at [email protected] to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

Procurement Assistance Canada – Atlantic Region

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