The Government of Canada is committed to giving small and medium enterprises (SME) access to compete for government business.
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) advocates on behalf of SMEs and encourages their participation in federal government procurement.
OSME assists SMEs in better understanding how the government buys goods and services by raising awareness of opportunities and by providing the following information services:
OSME works with SMEs to address their key challenges and constraints by:
OSME also manages the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), which assists Canadian businesses in testing their innovative goods and services before they are commercialized. For more information on BCIP, visit Buyandsell.gc.ca/innovation.
OSME assists the government in bridging the gap between supply and demand by bringing forward the concerns and challenges of SMEs in the federal procurement process.
OSME has a network of six regional offices across Canada. Contact the OSME regional office nearest you or call the InfoLine at 1-800-811-1148.