Under Innovative Solutions Canada, small businesses will be invited to develop “novel solutions” to challenges proposed by federal departments and agencies.
In this op-ed, Ottawa architect Toon Dreessen explains how the public sector can spark more innovative designs – while saving money – by rethinking procurement processes.
Modernization of federal purchasing practices includes "social procurement," where the government uses contracts for goods and services to achieve broader policy goals such as increasing the…
Local firms face challenges – and plenty of opportunities – with new European and Canadian agreements
There were expectations that the Liberal government would finally start to unravel the problem with its new defence policy last month, which promised an extra $62 billion for the military over the…
Most small Canadian firms don’t see government as a potential client, according to new research from University of Ottawa professors.
A company that lost a $428-million federal contract in 2007 is calling on Canada's top court to weigh in on the long-run
Changes to government procurement were among the highlights of Wednesday’s budget for local businesses alongside cash for technology firms across the country.
Representatives of both the public and private sector came together at Ottawa’s Westin Hotel on Thursday to break down the frustrating features of federal government procurement and to make suggest
For months, MPs have heard a message repeated by representatives from a variety of sectors: the hassles that come along with selling to Public Works is discouraging small and medium-sized businesses…