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Procurement-related news from PSPC

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We would like to share some information that may be of interest to you and your membership: 

  • Government of Canada announces plan to diversify government suppliers  

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, has announced the launch of the Supplier Diversity Action Plan. The Plan outlines concrete steps to increase the participation of businesses from underrepresented groups in federal procurement. 

As a cornerstone of the Plan, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has developed a Policy on Social Procurement, which articulates how the department will use procurement as a vehicle to reduce barriers, increase supplier diversity and enhance economic and social opportunities for underrepresented groups 

The Supplier Diversity Action Plan also includes enhanced services, delivered through Procurement Assistance Canada (formerly the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises), to help underrepresented groups successfully participate in federal procurement.