Hello Members & Guests;

As small business owners we sometimes find ourselves somewhat intimidated by the idea of working with an organisation as large as the Federal Government. With that in mind, in this latest of our continuing series of online meetings we are excited to bring you Aaron Ydenberg – Policy Analyst, Business Engagement, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Public Services and Procurement Canada/Government of Canada, who is joining us to empower us by giving us the tools and understanding we need to do business with the Federal Government.

Business Opportunities with the Federal Government


The Government of Canada is one of the largest purchasers of goods and services in the country. Each year, the federal government spends up to $25 billion on goods, services, and construction. Want to learn how your business can do business with the federal government?

Learn how the government does its buying, how you can to register to sell to the government, keep track of opportunities and even how to market to the federal government.


·      How the Government of Canada does its buying

·      An overview of the BuyandSell.gc.ca website

·      The essentials to get started in the contracting process for Videography companies

More About Our Presenter:

Aaron Ydenberg

Aaron is a Policy Analyst with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) where he helps potential suppliers understand the federal procurement process and make informed decisions about whether or not to pursue opportunities. 

Aaron holds a joint degree in Business & Psychology from Simon Fraser University, certifications in Agile Methodology, ADKAR Change Management and Design Thinking, and has won awards for innovation and client service.

Meeting Details

People can start joining the meeting at 6:45 pm, and the meeting will start at 7 pm. If you have never used Zoom before, please join early to download and troubleshoot.

How it will work: You can connect with both Windows and Mac computers / laptops, Apple and Android cell phones, and tablets with the Zoom video app. This link will give you a prompt to download and run Zoom if you have never used Zoom before. If you have used Zoom, it will open a box with Zoom Meetings highlighted – click the Open Link button. When you connect you can test your headphones, webcam, and microphone with Zoom, before you join the talk.

Audio: This is the most important part.  We want/need to avoid feedback -so wear headphones. If members don’t wear headphones, the audio from everyone else will feed into their microphone and this can cause a feedback loop.

Microphone: Most laptops and mobile devices have built-in microphones (and webcams).  These will work just fine. Your mobile devices likely shipped with headphones with a built-in microphone – this works great too.  If you have and headphones with three rings on the connector then your headphones have a microphone built-in.  If you are using an external USB webcam, then it probably has a microphone too.  If you haven’t used it in a while, you may want to plug it in and possibly update the driver. Webcam: If you are joining with a mobile device then take the time to mount your device on a stand at eye level.  The same basics that apply to videography apply to webcam usage: add some soft front-light, avoid back-light, and be aware what is in your background.

Details:

Topic: BCPVA October meeting
Time: Oct 27, 2020 06:45 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 838 4152 4688
Passcode: 6541789

Stay well and see you all online October 27th!


The BCPVA Exec Committee