We are committed to procurement decisions that are fair and transparent. Our purchasing bylaw establishes rules that ensure value for the taxpayer, protect our financial interests and encourage competitive bidding.

On this page:

  1. Bid opportunities
  2. Procurement associations and co-operative procurements
  3. Surplus goods
  4. Purchase order terms and conditions

Bid opportunities

The city frequently purchases goods and services from vendors through our online bid platform. It allows businesses to easily search for open, closed and awarded bid opportunities.

View the current bid opportunities:

Current bid opportunities

Associations and co-operative procurements

We are a member of the following associations:

We may also participate in procurements from:

  • The Grand River Cooperative Procurement Group
  • The Guelph Cooperative Purchasing Group
  • Local Authority Services (LAS). For further information and access to LAS request for proposal (RFP) notices, please review their website
  • Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM). For further information and access to OECM request for proposal (RFP) notices, please review their website
  • Ontario Government Vendor of Record Program. The Government of Ontario has contracted vendors to supply a variety of goods and services which are accessible to public sector buyers.  For further information visit Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Surplus goods

We use auction houses as well as Govdeals to dispose of surplus goods.

City purchase order terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions apply unless other terms are agreed to through a formal contract or procurement process.