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March Networking Event: Learn how the Government of Canada can buy your products, services and innovations!

March 14, 2017
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

IEEE Logo TaglineOur monthly networking event is held the second Tuesday of the month. This is a great chance to meet your fellow IEEE members in a relaxed atmosphere out of the office.

The event will be at the Red Stag (www.redstag.ca) in the event room upstairs. The dress code is casual, jeans and a collared shirt minimum.

Our guest speaker this month is Cindy O’Driscoll, a Supply Specialist with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

There is a nominal fee of $5 for IEEE members and $10 for non-members, there will be a drink ticket and snacks provided. All non-alcoholic drinks are provided free of charge.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Title: Learn how the Government of Canada can buy your products, services and innovations!
Speaker: Cindy O’Driscoll
Supply Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm, March 14th, 2017
Place: The Red Stag, 1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
In the event room upstairs
Agenda: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Arrive, grab a drink and mingle
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Presentation by Cindy O’Driscoll
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Mingle
The meeting is officially over at 7:30 pm, but everyone is welcome to continue downstairs in the main lounge area
Cost: IEEE members – $5
Non-IEEE – $10
RSVP: Please register here for the event

Talk Overview:

The Government of Canada purchases between $15 to $20 billion of goods and services each year. The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) can help you better understand how the federal government buys goods and services by raising awareness of opportunities and explaining the benefits of using Buyandsell.gc.ca, the federal portal to procurement information and open data. You’ll also learn how to access free seminars and webinars, along with one-on-one sessions to assist you in understanding aspects of federal procurement including security clearances, finding and bidding on tenders and indigenous procurement programs.

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. Your company benefits from a first sale up to $1M and valuable feedback to advance commercialization of the innovation. Learn how you can land your first sale and get your innovation tested by the Government of Canada!

Biography:

Cindy O’Driscoll is a Supply Specialist with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). As a key member of the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Halifax, Cindy advises and educates Atlantic Canadian companies and industry associations about the federal procurement process. She also creates awareness of the department’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), which assists entrepreneurs and innovators in commercializing their unique products by buying and testing their innovations in one of the many federal departments and agencies.

Cindy possesses an Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s University, a Master of Science in Coastal Zone Management from Bournemouth University, U.K. and a Master of Arts in Archaeology from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
 

 
 
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