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Strong Bid, Smart Growth: How to Supply Goods and Services to Government

March 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Business Owners: Whether you’re a sole proprietor or corporation, you have one employee or 500 employees, you provide goods or services, you have something to offer!

Join WeBC and Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) on March 14 for an interactive panel discussion to learn about supplying goods and services to Government.

Hear from real business owners will share their own experiences with the procurement process and how they’ve achieved success with contracting processes.

Not sure if procurement is for you? Join us to see yourself in another’s success story!

You’ll learn:

  •  How real business owners have successfully bid on government contracts
  •  How to avoid common bidding mistakes
  •  Best practices for bidding on government contracts

Join us to ask your questions and get an insider’s view of the procurement process!

Closed captioning will be provided for the webinar, and ASL interpretation is available upon request. Please email skillsdevelopment@we-bc.ca to request ASL interpretation.

Facilitator: Cathy Burrell, Entrepreneur in residence, WeBC

Moderator: Alexander Emesh, Policy Analyst, Business Engagement, Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC)


About the Moderator

Alexander Emesh has over five years of experience working in the federal government. He currently works as a Policy Analyst with Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC), where he has helped potential suppliers navigate the federal procurement process, develop the tools to find new opportunities, and understand more about federal government support.
He has also worked in Information Management, Issues Management, Veterans Affairs Canada, and the Canadian Army Reserves. He has also served as Chair of Avant Garde for over two and a half years and has helped develop Take a Break With a Network, Welcome to the Mentoship, RFP Shark Tank, Detective Disc, and the full day Becoming a Fearless Leader event. During his career, Alexander has received rewards for “Innovative Thinking”, “Award for Excellence in Response to Covid19”, “Best Pitch – Fedstarter” and has been recognized for his dedication to client service.
Alexander holds a BSc in Political Science at Arizona State University and graduated with Cum Laude. He also holds a Masters Degree in Global Security – Cybersecurity at the Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University.

About the Panelists

Barbara Mowat

Barbara is an international leader in the development of SME enterprises, who has helped tens of thousands of businesses over the past 36 years, with a special emphasis on women. She created the Uniquely Programs that assisted over 12,000 entrepreneurs access increased markets, created & owned a national magazine, a retail store, & an e-commerce site supporting small businesses. Her work has assisted entrepreneurs globally and facilitated trade throughout Canada, South-East Asia, USA, South America, Europe, Afghanistan, India and Africa. She continues to be passionate about fostering the economic growth of women all over the world, by providing women practical solutions such as having their own informal Board of Directors, through GroYourBiz™, creating MyBusinessMyBoards™ for women. Barbara also created and produces the EXCELerate conferences, which initiated the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge, where GroYourBiz™ is a lead sponsor.

Danny Chase

Chase Office Interiors was established in 2003 when the founder, Danny Chase, saw an opportunity to reinvent the client experience in the office furniture industry.
Chase entered the industry as an Indigenous owned supplier primarily servicing the federal government. The company has now evolved to become one of the fastest growing furniture companies in British Columbia.
As a member of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation, Danny is proud to lead the only 100% Indigenous owned office furniture company in Canada. Chase built it’s foundation on the promise of being highly Responsive, Easy to work with and Dependable on every client commitment. Our obsession with industry leading service focuses on creating offices people want to be in.

Dawn McCooey

Dawn McCooey is an experienced business owner and also worked with WeBC for over 15 years as a Business Advisor.
A Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Dawn completed a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Training at Royal Roads University, and has worked with corporations, small businesses and government in organizational development and human resources management. As the owner of a career consulting company for over 18 years, Dawn managed up to 32 employees in three offices in Victoria and was voted “Best Boss in Victoria.” She is the author of the Amazon bestseller, Keeping Good Employees On Board.
Dawn brings a positive energy to her clients and to all of the projects that she undertakes. She is happiest when others succeed and has dedicated many years to supporting and promoting entrepreneurs across BC.

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