Procurement and Partnership with Chantal Potvin

Episode Overview

“The number one myth we are presented with is that the government doesn’t buy from SMEs, and that isn’t true.”

Chantal has been a member of the federal public service since 2010. She has held many roles

with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Health Canada related to issues management and strategic advice, including one year as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Minister of PSPC.

Chantal has been called to work on some of the Government’s most urgent and emerging files such as management of the Phoenix Pay System and within the Health Canada/PHAC internal services Covid-19 Response Team.

In this week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, sponsored by Mastercard and Scotiabank, we dive into supporting startups through government procurement, how Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) within PSPC is championing diversity and inclusion, and the plans they have to support more small businesses than ever before.

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