Government Procurement Update on the Legislative Landscape, Technology Test Beds
July 22, 2009

This CATA exclusive Teleforum recording and presentation provides insight on how the federal government is adjusting procurement policies to make the process easier for SMEs and explores guidance and engagement matters relating to Technology Test Beds and Reference Accounts.

The Standing Committee on Government Operations held five hearings on the ability of SMEs to access federal contracts. What began as a study on the bundling of [IT] contracts became a study on the conditions surrounding SMEs as they try to access federal contracts.

Participants discussed Report Findings, engaged in Q&A with experts and provided guidance on the government procurement. Topics included:
  • June 2009 House of Commons parliamentary report.
  • SME Issues and Concerns Identified
  • Technology Test Bed and Reference Accounts
  • Engagement and Guidance
  • Desired Outcomes and Timelines
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This recording is of special interest to private and public sector executives at the municipal, provincial and federal levels who are involved with government procurement. To receive this exclusive CATA Teleforum recording and presentation, please contact Cathi Malette at

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