I would add, if I may, that it is possible to indirectly facilitate the participation of SMEs in government procurement. That would involve making it easier for big businesses that have landed major contracts to establish ties with SMEs. That’s something the government has done in the past and could do more often. Indirectly, it would increase the participation of SMEs in government procurement, even though they would not be awarded the federal procurement contract directly.
On December 5th, 2017. See this statement in context.