The Government of Canada is launching an effort to make its procurement process easier for small businesses, according to Markets Insider.
The government is seeking to improve the accessibility of online services, and is reaching out to industry in a challenge-based, agile process to procure services for the work.
From the article:
Through the Call for Proposals issued in December, industry will take part in a challenge-based procurement process that will include a pitch event in March 2018 with a contract being awarded in the spring. The Pitch will be similar to last year’s successful collaboration with industry, when a Dragon’s Den style competitive process was held. Businesses are encouraged to submit bids and attend the upcoming webinar to get more information about requirements for this process.
This simplified procurement could be adapted and extended to larger procurement processes in the future and represents a step forward in government transparency.
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