Doing Business with the Government

Are you a small or medium enterprise looking for business opportunities with the public sector?

Halton Region Small Business Centre is hosting a free seminar, Doing Business with Government, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.  This session will assist new and existing businesses in understanding the public sector purchasing guidelines and bid requirements.  Participants will learn about the purchasing processes and business practices of each level of government including: Halton Region and its Municipalities (City of Burlington, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Milton and Town of Oakville), the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

The November 25 event will include presentations from each level of government.  Topics to be covered include:

Government of Canada
•Introduction to key services
•Registering your company
•Building relationships
•Searching for opportunities
•Information on the Build in Canada Innovation Program

Government of Ontario
•The Ontario Public Service (OPS) procurement process
•Ontario’s new tenders portal – BravoSolution
•Tips for writing effective bids
•Marketing to the Ontario Government
•Where to find useful information for vendors

Halton Co-operative Purchasing Group (HCPG)
•Role of HCPG and Purchasing within the local municipalities, Halton School Boards, Conservation Halton, Halton CAS and Sheridan College
•Bid process
•Advertising bid opportunities

Please join us on November 25 for this special event!  It will take place at the Halton Regional Centre (auditorium) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  There is no cost to attend, however all participants must register in advance.  This seminar fills up quickly and is available on a first come, first served basis. Further event details can be found at

For more information on all the services offered by the Halton Region Small Business Centre, please visit our website


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