Canadian Federal Procurement as a Policy Lever to Support Innovation and SME Growth

This 2017 report by the Telfer School of Management profiles SMEs (small- and medium-sized enterprises) as suppliers to the Government of Canada and explores non-suppliers and their reasons for not contracting with the Government. As the authors point out, “because purchasing represents a significant portion of government expenditure, strategic procurement holds the potential to stimulate further economic development and innovation.”

 

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