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PWGSC reviews approach to Professional Services and Seeks information from industry

As part of the Goods and Services Management Process, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is reviewing its approach to Professional Services and is seeking information from industry. Based on research, market analysis and initial consultations, PWGSC has developed a draft national strategy detailing the proposed approach. Once finalized, this approach will be in place for five years.

You are invited to provide your feedback as part of a Request for Information ((RFI) by October 7, 2011.  You can access the Request for Information and download the RFI at

You can download the RFI at no cost, but you must have a MERXTM account. To get a free account, you need a Procurement Business Number (PBN). For information on getting a PBN, contact 1-800-811-1148 or

Suppliers, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs), with concerns or comments that they would like to raise, can also contact the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME).

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments.


Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada?

OSME can help. As part of PWGSC, OSME supports the government agenda to provide value for Canadians by:

  • Encouraging and assisting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the federal government procurement process;
  • Improving the links between supply and demand and influencing change within government acquisitions; and
  • Conducting economic analysis of Government of Canada procurement and the private sector.

OSME maintains a toll-free information line and offers free seminars to explain the federal purchasing process and how to sell goods and services to the Government of Canada. For more information, visit: or call the national toll free line 1-800-811-1148. 

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