Our Responsibility

Procurement Services is responsible for the procurement of goods, services and construction with adherence to Board policies and procedures, the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive, trade agreements and best practices in the public sector. Procurement Services utilizes a strong Vendor Management program to maximize Vendor fit with Board requirements.

Our Goal

While supporting the board’s overall Strategic Plan, Procurement encompasses not only the actual buying but also collaborates with our internal clients in decision-making focusing on the principles of public procurement.

Below are the applicable policy and procedures:

For assistance, please forward your inquiry to procurement@wrdsb.ca.

Bid Opportunities

Bid opportunities are open to registered vendors only. Please see the Vendor Registration section below to become a registered vendor.

Competitive Bid Opportunities $10,000 – $100,000 CAD

Bid opportunities $10,000 – $100,000 CAD may be solicited through an “invitational” competitive procurement open to registered vendors.

Competitive Bid Opportunities above $100,000 CAD

Bid opportunities above $100,000 CAD will be solicited through the electronic bidding portal Bids & Tenders.

WRDSB may also participate in co-operative procurements with various public entities, or buying groups. These may include, but are not limited to, Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, and Grand River Cooperative Procurement Group.

Business Code of Conduct

We are committed to conducting business with the highest level of personal and corporate ethical standards at the forefront of our actions. A key ingredient in upholding this commitment is treating all suppliers in a fair and equitable manner.

Vendor Registration

Vendors interested in bidding on current or future Tenders can complete the web-based Vendor Registration application.

When logging into either site below, please make sure you are using a current browser i.e.: Google Chrome, Firefox, or version 6 (or newer) of Internet Explorer.

To become a Registered Software Vendor with the board, it is mandatory that your company responds in full compliance with the Mandatory Privacy and Security Standards. If your company cannot comply with any of the standards, your registration will be denied.


Instructional Vendor

(e.g., Drama, Yoga, Karate, etc.)

Once your business is registered, an acknowledgement notice will be sent to the email address in your submission. It is the responsibility of the Registered Vendor to update their information and adhere to expiry dates to stay current.

For assistance or to request a change in commodities or project size, please contact procurement@wrdsb.ca.