Small and medium size business owners were today encouraged to attend a third meeting on “fair and equal job opportunities” to learn more about the “new rules associated with doing business with the Government”.

Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Jamahl Simmons will “stress” the importance of the Code of Practice for Project Management and Procurement.

The public meeting, to be hosted by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) next Tueday, March 27, will be held from 8:30am to 10am at the Cathedral Hall, on Church Street in Hamilton.

A similar meeting was held last month for Chamber of Commerce members, and earlier this week for BEDC contractors, suppliers, and vendors.

A spokesperson said: “This third meeting will afford those present an opportunity to learn more about the new rules associated with doing business with the Government.

“In particular, small and medium sized businesses that conduct business with the Government are encouraged to attend next Tuesday’s meeting, so that they can engage with representatives of BEDC and the Department of Procurement.”

Minister Foggo, who has the responsibility for the Department of Procurement said: “Government is committed to empowering small and mid-sized businesses to gain access to public sector opportunities. 

“The Code also sets out the requirements and procedures for the procurement of goods and services for the Government that must be met and followed by all public officers. So, during next week’s presentation, BEDC members will receive information about key aspects of the Code and their potential impact on the commercial interests.”

For more information call 292-5570, or register at [email protected]