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Business Growth Through Public Sector Purchasing

Nova Scotians looking to grow their businesses are invited to learn how to sell their goods and services to the public sector.

The Building Opportunities in Public Sector Procurement trade show will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St., Halifax.

Businesses can meet with buyers and experts from the provincial, municipal and federal governments, school boards, housing authorities and post-secondary institutions.

“Providing opportunity for Nova Scotia’s businesses to grow and export their goods and services creates a strong and competitive economy,” said Internal Services Minister Labi Kousoulis. “Business owners will make connections and learn about the opportunities to sell their products and services to the public sector and grow their business.”

Nova Scotia’s public sector spends more than $1 billion each year buying goods and services like medical supplies, heavy equipment and construction. About 75 per cent went to Nova Scotia-based suppliers. Last year, 130 government entities posted 3,000 tender notices on the provincial government’s website.

Those interested in attending the trade show, workshops and matchmaking sessions can register at http://www.novascotia.ca/tenders/supplier-development/2016-reverse-trade-show.aspx.

The trade show is a partnership between the provincial government, Halifax Partnership and the federal Office of Small and Medium Enterprises.

Source: Release

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