Government of Canada OSME: Myth Busting Federal Procurement

  • 18 Aug 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Myth busting Federal Procurement

Speaker: Imanzi Kayitare

Economic Policy Analyst

Office of Small and Medium Enterprises

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Ontario Region / Government of Canada

Did you know that the Government of Canada buys billions of dollars’ worth of goods and services each year? Do you think they only buy from big companies? Would you be surprised to learn that many of these contracts are awarded to small businesses in Canada?

Let us help you decide if selling to the Government of Canada is appropriate for you. Join us to dispel some myths about selling to government and find out:

  • ·          What the government buys
  • ·          Who the government buys from
  • ·          How the government buys
  • ·          Where to find resources and free support for small businesses

Q&A. 15 Minutes



Imanzi Kayitare joined the Federal Public Service as a student in 2009 and has spent most of his career at Employment and Social Development Canada/Service Canada. While at ESDC/Service Canada, he supported various business lines in the areas of social development, corporate strategy and program delivery. In January 2021, Imanzi joined the department of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) as an Economic Policy Analyst at the Office of Small and Medium Enterprise (OSME). OSME-Ontario assists small and medium enterprises (SMEs) navigate the federal procurement process by raising awareness of opportunities and providing free resources (seminars, webinars, one-on-one consultations) to support their journey.

Imanzi was recently selected as a Canadian delegate for the inaugural UN Global Innovation Lab (SDGs) in Copenhagen, Denmark for emerging leaders and led a team that designed a prototype solution for accelerating renewable energy access to support national governments in emerging markets through technology.

Imanzi is passionate for innovation, community building and economic development.

Imanzi is a graduate of Concordia University, BA Economics and Public Administration.