When government announced the BC Small Business Accord consultation in October 2012, the key purpose was to establish a list of priorities to make B.C. the most business-friendly jurisdiction in Canada.
The Accord helps foster a progressive business culture where government initiatives support current and future generations of small business owners across BC. The Accord includes six principles, one of which is to create long-term growth opportunities for small business through government procurement. An action item for the provincial government related to this principle is to reduce barriers to government’s procurement process.
BCBid—a service that lets B.C. businesses access, create, browse and compete on public sector opportunities—is an important tool in making this happen.
To learn more about BCBid and access the service, click here.