How to Sell Goods & Services to the Federal Government


Thursday November 17, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Virtual Workshop
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Join the WE-CAN community of women entrepreneurs to learn how your small business can sell goods and services to the Federal Government.

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About this event

Did you know the Government of Canada buys $15-20 billion worth of goods and services each year? Do you think they only buy from big companies? Would you be surprised to learn that many of these contracts are awarded to small businesses in Canada?

From catering to cleaning services and products ranging from cheese to candles, the Government of Canada purchases a variety of goods and services every single day from small business owners just like you.

Join Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region for a special webinar session on "Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement" where we will dispel some common myths about selling to the Government followed by a virtual walkthrough the tendering site to help you access these opportunities.

Live Zoom transcription will be enabled during this event. Should you require other accessibility supports, please email as soon as possible since advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility services.

NOTE: Registered attendees will be emailed a Zoom link to the online session by separate email prior to the event.


Dolores Sui has been working for the Government of Canada for over 15 years. She has held various positions in Public Services and Procurement Canada, Industry Canada and Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada. Ms. Sui is responsible for supplier outreach and engagement for Procurement Assistance Canada (Ontario region). She 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

Nujhat Bashir is a Policy Analyst with Procurement Assistance Canada specializing in assisting women entrepreneurs and businesses led by women. As part of this role, Nujhat helps support business in the Ontario region by engaging with them and sharing information about how to access procurement opportunities with the Federal Government.

Nujhat has been with the Government of Canada for approximately 10 years and has engaged with companies of all sizes in her roles within Global Affairs Canada’s, Trade: Export Controls Bureau, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (currently Innovative Solutions Canada) and also at the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C.



Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) - Ontario Region was established in August 2006 within Public Services and Procurement Canada to support the Government of Canada’s commitment to a procurement system open to small and medium and regionally based businesses. PAC’s mandate is to ensure fairness, openness and transparency in federal government procurement.

The Government of Canada is committed to giving small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access to compete for government business. PAC supports SMEs by working to reduce barriers and by simplifying the process for SMEs that want to do business with the Government of Canada.


The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.