Monday, October 19, 2009

Timing

Item yesterday from CP on a Conservative Senator's employment with a Montreal firm that received a federal stimulus contract:
A Montreal firm landed a federal stimulus contract while a top Tory organizer and senator was on the payroll, The Canadian Press has learned.

Senator Leo Housakos's employer, BPR Inc., was part of a consortium that won a $1.4-million engineering contract to study the future of Montreal's aging Champlain Bridge.
Item today, "Government of Canada Facilitating Access to Federal Government Contracts." You don't say?
To highlight the 30th anniversary of Small Business Week, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, today launched a guide entitled, Your Guide to Doing Business with the Government of Canada.
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This Guide uses a five-step method to make it easier for small businesses to access the Government of Canada procurement process: Understand the process; Register your business; Introduce yourself to Government; Look for contracting opportunities; and Submit bids for contracts.
A whole guide with five steps?

Here's a shorter process: get Senate appointment...have employer bid.