Permanent government procurement program launched

Guest Contributor
July 30, 2013

The federal government has officially launched the permanent version of its government procurement program with funding of $95 million over three years and $40 million annually thereafter. The pilot Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program has been renamed the Build in Canada Innovation Program and expanded to include military procurement — a recommendation contained in a report produced by a panel chaired by Tom Jenkins (R$, November 11/11). The permanent program and funding details were unveiled in the 2012 Budget and the announcement was made earlier this month at the WestDef defence and security conference in Calgary....

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