Looking to enlist the government as a client?
NOTE: As of June 1st, 2013, Government of Canada tender notices are on Buyandsell.gc.ca for free and without registering.
Marketing your products and services to Canada's federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments can be very lucrative. As a business owner, you know that a reliable customer with a proven track record is a valuable asset. The question is: How do you go about accessing government contracts?
In Canada, the various levels of government purchase goods and services at an incredibly high rate, but the contracting process may seem arduous. The system is in place for a reason, however; it ensures that all Canadian businesses, including yours, get a fair shot at landing contracts.
MERX, Canada's electronic tendering service, handles billions of dollars each year in public tenders. Contracts for products and services sought by Canada's governments range in value from hundreds of dollars into the millions, and can all be found at this "one-stop shop" for public procurement.
All federal government public tenders listed on MERX are free to access. To begin viewing and ordering public tenders, take a look at the subscription options offered by MERX, and then start shopping for customers!
If you're interested in becoming a government supplier, check out our Selling to governments section for more information.