WeCafé | Ask Me Anything: Government Bidding Explained for Businesses in the Service Industry


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This webinar is dedicated to companies in the service industry. If you are selling products, we have a dedicated webinar for you on March 1: Your Questions Answered: Government Bidding Explained for Goods Selling Businesses.

Are you a small business owner in the service industry interested in bidding and want to know more about how to present to Government?

The Government of Canada is one of the largest purchasers of services in Canada. Their needs are often diverse and may surprise you. Even if you have a small business, they may be looking for the service you offer!

If you have burning questions about selling your services to the government, then join us on February 15 to have your questions answered! Our panelist is here to help you navigate the procurement process, so bring us your questions or you can send them ahead of time when you register.

We are hosting Carolyn Arthur from Procurement Assistance Canada for an interactive Q&A where they will explain government buying programs and you’ll learn:

  • How the government bidding process works
  • How to find opportunities and practice bidding
  • Types of opportunities available

Reserve your spot today and join us for this interactive WeCafé where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and gain important insight about the Canadian government’s procurement landscape in an open and welcoming environment.

Open to everyone!

A recording will be available after the live session

February 15 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar

Facilitator: Danielle Andrews, Outreach Officer, WeBC


  • Carolyn Arthur, Supply Team Leader, Procurement Assistance Canada / Pacific Region
  • Carter Bobbie, Junior Analyst, Procurement Assistance Canada / Pacific Region

About the Panelists

Carolyn Arthur

Carolyn Arthur is a Senior Inclusive Business Advisor at Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC). Carolyn enjoys educating and empowering clients and suppliers in the buying process. She is a committed partner in the development of procurement solutions that assist in closing socio-economic gaps and eliminating systemic barriers facing First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples, Black business owners and other equity seeking groups in the Canadian business community.

Carolyn comes to PAC with 7 years of experience as a buyer for the Government of Canada where she managed innovative and complex contracts, advised senior government leaders and managed a strong team. Carolyn is an inspirational leader who consistently delivers innovative service and supports Canadians with integrity and excellence.

Carolyn’s work has been recognized within the department with awards include the 2020 PSPC Awards of Excellence and the 2020 PSPC National Procurement Award for Innovation and creativity in service delivery.

Carolyn is a leader in the Federal Black Employee Caucus and Diversity Networks at PSPC and with the Federal Black Employee Caucus, BC Chapter.

Carter Bobbie

Carter has been working with the Federal Government for over a year, beginning with the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO), a neutral and independent organization of the Government of Canada that helps resolve contracting disputes between businesses and the federal government. Carter has now transitioned into a position with Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC). He is directly addressing the front end of procurement help services, where PAC represents the views of smaller businesses and encourages their participation in federal government procurement.

Carter holds a BSc in Political Science from Acadia University and a Masters of Global Business from the University of Victoria – Gustavson School of Business.”