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We are an extension of your team

We help organizations access and win public procurement business opportunities

Hovester is a consulting company specializing in public procurement. Bringing years of corporate and public sector experience, we act as an extension of your team and help you navigate the public bid process from lead identification to bid submission by providing you with a bundle of functional expertise that includes business development, market and risk assessment analysis, lead capture, proposal writing and submission.

Working with Hovester allows you to address untapped markets in an efficient, timely way without changing your current infrastructure and keeps you focused on your core business. Ultimately Hovester is your gateway to new revenue streams via public procurement opportunities and is 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. Encouraging SME participation in the Government’s supplier base also increases the diversity of suppliers, increases competitive tensions in the market and makes markets more sustainable in the long term.





Opportunity identification 

We match public procurement opportunities to your capabilities and manage the process for you until contract award



We remove barriers to accessing public procurement opportunities by deciphering what may seem like a complex process for you. We will develop a personalized strategy for your business by conducting market and risk assessment while considering pertinent procurement policies and trade agreements 



Our team of experts will write and submit your business proposal. Our experience and know how helps you win more contracts and grow your business. 

Meet the team

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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