OTTAWA, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) will host a Summit on Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain on March 5, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario.
The event will include federal organizations and Canadian businesses, and is designed to increase awareness of Government of Canada and private sector programming that can help women, Indigenous, minority, LGBTQ2+, and persons with disabilities owned businesses access federal contracting opportunities.
Media are invited to attend all sessions of the Summit in person.
For information on the Summit, please see the Summit's website.
"The Office of the Procurement (OPO) was created to promote fairness, openness and transparency in federal contracting. Increasing the participation of underrepresented suppliers in the federal procurement process is an important goal. Through this Summit, I am hoping to increase awareness of Canadian businesses about the programs that are available to help them obtain federal contracts. I'd also like to get a better understanding of some of the challenges underrepresented suppliers face so I can bring them to the attention of federal procurement decision-makers." - Alexander Jeglic, Procurement Ombudsman
March 5, 2019
Summit: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Media Availabilities with the Procurement Ombudsman: 1:30 pm to 2:00pm
NOTE: Media should register in advance at [email protected] and provide accreditation. On-site registration begins as of 7:45am on Wednesday, March 5.
Infinity Convention Centre
2901 Gibford Drive (off Uplands Drive near Hunt Club Road)
Ottawa, ON K1V 2L9
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SOURCE Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
For further information: Anik Trépanier, Director, Communications and Corporate Management, Office of the Procurement Ombudsman, 613-947-9755, [email protected]