High Tech Business Growth in the U.S. Public Marketplace: CATA and MERX Partnership
January 30, 2007

Ottawa, Canada, January 30, 2007… CATAAlliance is pleased to announce a partnership with MERX, Canada's leading electronic-tendering service.

CATA President, John Reid said, "In addition to providing easy and affordable access to billions of dollars in contracting opportunities with the Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal governments; MERX provides access to thousands of business opportunities from the most comprehensive network of U.S. Government agencies."

The MERX U.S. Tender Service:

  • Gives Canadian businesses access to thousands of Public Tenders posted by U.S. government organizations.

  • Provides an easy to use search feature that allows you to search tenders fast, providing you with the information you need right away.

  • Subscribers automatically receive tender opportunities that match company profiles every day.

MERX is the only Canadian company to offer Canadian businesses complete listings of Federal, State and Local U.S. contract opportunities with a full search capability.

Reid concluded "In 2005, total merchandise trade between Canada and the U.S. (FOB basis) was $483 billion. MERX U.S. Tenders will provide Canadian businesses with the leads they need right away to potentially increase export revenues and expand their revenue base."

++ Action item:
CATAAlliance members can now access U.S. Public Sector tenders at preferred prices offered through MERX. For details, please contact: Pamela Kunopaskie, Marketing & Communications Tel: +1 (613) 727-4911 or email pkunopaskie@merx.com

ABOUT MERX
MERX is Canada's leading online tendering service focused on connecting Canada's small and medium businesses to public, private, U.S., and private-construction tendering opportunities. MERX has established itself over the years as an easy and affordable way for businesses to access billions of dollars in contracting opportunities in Canada and the U.S. MERX allows companies to be more competitive; gain better insight into industry trends; improve client relations; while fostering future growth through increased revenues and market penetration. For more information, please visit http://www.merx.com or call 1-888-738-3005.