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Supplier Development Preparedness Checklist

Here is a list of key activities and requirements you should consider to help your business take advantage of this major opportunity:

  • Maintain an up-to-date website with pertinent information, including company location/capabilities/certification/past success/contact information
  • Acquire necessary accreditation/certification/quality assurance programs (Canadian Controlled Goods/ISO/AS)
  • Register on prime contractor supplier portals
  • Register on the Canadian Company Capabilities List
  • Maintain an ongoing dialogue with an ACOA representative
  • Check MERX frequently for new postings
  • Attend networking events (i.e.: trade shows, conferences)
  • Consider joining a provincial aerospace, defence and marine association
  • Prepare a business plan that demonstrates how your product/service complements the supply chain

For examples of businesses in Atlantic Canada that are already successfully competing in the global supply chains, view our best practices page.