About The Speaker
Procurement Canada, Government of Canada
Tess is a key contact for small and medium businesses that want to supply goods and services to the federal government. She has worked with the Image Product Management Group helping with the national commodity management for a number of imaging product lines including printers, scanners and photocopiers. Tess worked for the National Shipbuilding Strategy where she helped manage the Non-combat shipbuilding package here on the West Coast. As part of her role with OSME she helped manage the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) which helped Canadian companies of all sizes move their innovative goods and services from the laboratory to the marketplace. Tess was a Senior Business Officer at Western Economic Diversification during the launch of the Business Scale-up Productivity Program assessing business proposal for a no interested loan up to $5 million. Through seminars, workshops and one on one meetings Tess helps companies understand the federal procurement system.