September 25, 2018 - Provincial Government Procurement Workshop with Minister Jinny Sims

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Name: September 25, 2018 - Provincial Government Procurement Workshop with Minister Jinny Sims
Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM PDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
A new procurement strategy is being introduced to change the way the government buys goods and services and make it easier for businesses to access opportunities.  

The Surrey Board of Trade invites you to take part in this government procurement workshop on September 25 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Surrey Board of Trade office. Minister Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens' Services will discuss the government's strategy to modernize the way they buy goods and services and how your business can take advantage and access new government opportunities. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts on this new strategy.

The major changes in the strategy include:
  • Streamlining processes to make access to opportunities more transparent and less cumbersome by replacing the 20-year-old BC Bid system.
  • Designing clear, simple-to-use processes targeted to the size of the procurement.
  • Introducing a “procurement concierge” program, to act as a matchmaker between government buyers and suppliers of innovative products.
  • Creating opportunities for startups to co-develop solutions with buyers, and ensuring, wherever possible, local supply lines are utilized.
  • Ensuring B.C. suppliers are preferred, while still meeting trade obligations.
  • Creating a new analysis process for large strategic contracts to improve opportunity for businesses of all sizes.
  • Introducing new social and environmental purchasing guidelines to realize added benefits for British Columbians.
  • Implementing a centralized tool to manage pre-qualified contractor lists.
Surrey Board of Trade 
(14439 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 1M1)
Date/Time Information:
September 25, 2018
Registration 7:30 a.m.; Program 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Contact Information:
Mirdula Babu
$25.00 Members
$35.00 Non-Members 

*All prices are subject to GST.

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