Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)  was created in 2005 within Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to advocate on behalf of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in federal procurement.

OSME improves SMEs access to government contract opportunities by:

  • reducing procurement barriers;
  • simplifying the contracting process;
  • providing advice to SMEs wishing to do business with the government;
  • collaborating to improve procurement policies and best practices;
  • working with SMEs to ensure their concerns are brought forward and heard.

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) supports small and medium enterprises by working to reduce barriers and by simplifying requirements for SMEs that want to do business with the Government of Canada.


OSME's Mission
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME), as part of the government of Canada, supports the government agenda to provide value for Canadians by:

  • Encouraging and assisting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to participate in the federal government procurement process
  • Improving the links between supply and demand and influencing change within government acquisitions
  • Conducting economic analysis of Government of Canada procurement and the private sector.

For general information on OSME, on how to do business with the government, or to register as a supplier, please contact the Information and Client Services Division

InfoLine: 1-800-811-1148 (press option #1 after greeting)

National Capital Region (Gatineau and Ottawa)
Telephone: 819-953-7878
Fax: 819-956-6123

Ontario Region (Ontario, excluding the National Capital Region)
Telephone: 416-512-5577
Toll free: 1-800-668-5378
Fax: 416-512-5200


For more information, please contact your Business Counsellor at 1-888-234-2232.

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