September 12, 2019

Business Opportunity Expo Helping Saskatchewan Suppliers Do Business With Government

Saskatchewan suppliers have a unique opportunity to engage with public sector purchasers at today’s Business Opportunity Expo 2019.

Business Opportunity Expo 2019 is a one-day event where Saskatchewan business people interested in selling goods and services to the province’s public sector can meet face-to-face with many public sector organizations in one location to learn how to bid on public procurement opportunities.

Representatives from the Government of Saskatchewan’s Single Procurement Service, Priority Saskatchewan, government ministries and Crown corporations, as well as the municipal, academic and health sector are on hand to talk about specific opportunities with their organizations.

“Public procurement must provide best value for taxpayers and treat Saskatchewan suppliers fairly,” Finance Minister and Vice-Chair of the SaskBuilds Board of Directors Donna Harpauer said on behalf of Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan Gordon Wyant.  “The Business Opportunity Expo gives local Saskatchewan entrepreneurs an invaluable opportunity to connect with public sector officials to explore ways to do business together within Saskatchewan’s best value procurement framework.”

The Expo also offers valuable opportunities to network, procurement information sessions and a keynote address by Minister Harpauer.  It is also an opportunity for government to answer questions and discuss new ideas from the business community.

Public procurement opportunities are posted on registration is free, and allows businesses the opportunity to bid on public procurement opportunities as well as access to an online Knowledge Centre to learn about government procurement policies like Best Value Procurement, and find templates and guidelines to help suppliers navigate the procurement process.

Government holds Business Opportunity Expo events every two years.  This year’s event is the first Expo hosted by Priority Saskatchewan, and the first one held since the creation of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Single Procurement Service in April 2019.