MRC Webinar – Myth Busting Federal Procurement: Learn how to sell to the Government of Canada

Start: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 14:00

End: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 15:30

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AST | FREE

Did you know that the Government of Canada buys approximately $22 billion worth of goods and services each year? Would you be surprised to learn that many of these contracts are awarded to small businesses in Canada?

On February 17th, Join Marine Renewables Canada and PAC to dispel some myths about selling to the federal government.

Let Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) guide you through the procurement process so you can decide if selling to the Government of Canada is the right strategy for your business.  You will learn:

  • how the government buys goods and services;
  • about the range of opportunities for marine, ocean and ocean-tech industries;
  • some tips and tricks to make it easier to find and bid on contracts; and
  • how to access resources, tools and free support available to small businesses.

About PAC:
Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC), as a part of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), makes it easier for smaller and diverse businesses to bid on federal contracts. PAC’s focus is to inform, assist and engage with businesses to help them better understand how the government buys goods and services, and how to navigate the process to find opportunities. PAC also plays a role to reduce barriers and increase supplier diversity.

About the Presenter:
Prerona (Rona) Datta
Regional Outreach Officer, Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC)
Public Services and Procurement Canada – Atlantic/ Government of Canada

Rona brings a diverse work experience acquired through working in numerous organizations, spanning across different industries starting from consumer packaged goods to health care to university education.

In spite of the diversity, the constant factor in all her roles has been to understand the challenges and needs of businesses ranging from multi-nations to small start-ups and to advise, engage and partner with them to co-create solutions.

Rona holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Dalhousie University, specializing in Strategic Leadership.

She lives in Halifax and has a passion for travelling, photography and enjoys curling up with a good book.