Sprint With Us and Procurement Concierge Program Interactive Sessions

Sprint With Us and Procurement Concierge Program Interactive Sessions

Innovate BC will be hosting interactive information sessions about two new government programs -- Sprint With Us and the Procurement Concierge Program -- which are designed to provide business opportunities for technology and software companies.

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Sprint With Us and Procurement Concierge Program

Through the BC Procurement Strategy, the BC Government is committed to making it easier for local companies to do business with the government. Innovate BC will be hosting interactive information sessions about two new government programs — Sprint With Us and the Procurement Concierge Program — which are designed to provide business opportunities for technology and software companies.

Why Attend

  • Learn about new procurement opportunities through Sprint With Us and the Procurement Concierge Program
  • Gain a better understanding of the application and evaluation process, and how the outcomes-based RFP process will be different from conventional government RFP
  • Hear how the Procurement Concierge Program allows you to present your innovative ideas to government
  • Share your feedback and ideas on how to improve new procurement approaches

When and Where

  • Surrey – Thurs, Jan 31st, 2019
  • Kelowna – Weds, Feb 27th, 2019
  • Vancouver – April 2019

Due to a limited capacity of seats, session registration is invite-only. If you’re interested in attending, please fill out this form and we’ll notify you if a spot becomes available.

About Sprint With Us

Launched in May, Sprint With Us, is a new procurement process for the public sector to quickly contract software development teams. Designed to promote open source development using modern tech stacks and an iterative, Agile-Scrum process, Sprint With Us involves a code challenge and a custom Agile contract distinct from Government’s traditional General Services Agreement. To date, seven Sprint With Us opportunities ranging from $200K – $1.5M have been offered (bcdevexchange.org/opportunities), and there will be more to come.

About Procurement Concierge Program

The Procurement Concierge Program is a new government initiative (initial launch in January 2019) that will act as a matchmaker between government buyers and suppliers for a wide range of innovative goods and services. It will give you the opportunity to ask questions and present your innovations before the government decides what to buy, and includes outcomes-based Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that encourage you to present alternative approaches to best meet the government’s needs. The Program is moving the government from prescriptive requirements-based buying processes to engaging with suppliers to better understand the market when making purchasing decisions.