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We help companies scale their business one winning bid at a time

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing"

We are a niche consulting firm that specialises in winning complex bids in the Aerospace & Defence market as well as Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) sector. Bringing years of commercial and public sector experience, we focus on strategic alignment, customization and efficiency to empower your business for success, unleash your potential and help scale your operation. Hovester is your gateway to new revenue streams and your partner in growing your business.



At Hovester, we have a deep conviction that companies of all sizes deserve an equal opportunity to win contracts across the range of goods and services the government procures. We aspire to create a level playing field for all businesses by improving access to procurement opportunities. In a nutshell, our mission is to help you transform your business with winning proposals.





Bid Desk Transformation

We offer more than a service; we offer a transformation of your bid desk capabilities.

Transformation journey:

1- Maturity assessment

2- Lead to award process design

3- Bid desk implementation

The Result:10%-50% cost savings and 10%-20% improvement in proposal turnaround time.


Bid Management Support

Our Bid Management support is a comprehensive solution to the multifaceted challenges of bidding in today's competitive environment.


The Result: A virtuous cycle of improved win rate, enhanced employee morale and longer employee tenure.


Strategic Bid Capture

Our Strategic Capture Management services not only prepares your organization for the bids you face today but also equips you with tools and insights to conquer the challenges of tomorrow.


The Result: Winning more lucrative and profitable bids to help you grow and scale your business.

Who we are

Christo Bassila


CEO and Managing Partner

Chris' 20+ year career combines extensive Aerospace and Defence experience with a wide expertise in International Business Strategy, regulated procurement markets, B2B and B2G Bids and Proposals, software engineering, technology solutions, R&D and Product Management.

Chris is self-motivated, resourceful and results oriented seasoned professional. His track record of delivering tangible results by winning multiple $100M defence contracts is a testament to his unwavering dedication to delivering customer value by growing the business.

Chris holds an MBA from HEC Montreal, a Mechanical Engineering degree from McGill University, Public Sector Procurement Expert certification, yellow belt six sigma certification and he is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

Geovanni Stephan


Director - Transport Infrastructures

Geovanni's impressive career journey spans over two decades with a diversified experience in IT, Technology, broadcasting infrastructure and public and private transportation industry. He has established a solid reputation of consistently delivering results aligned with customer values and objectives. His exceptional ability to understand and articulate customer pain points and liaise with stakeholders enabled him to advise large firms such as CAE, CBC, Bell Canada, CN and STM.

Geovanni holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from Polytechnique Montreal and he is fluent in English and French.

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