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.

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 above $10,001 CAD will be solicited through the electronic bidding system bids&tenders or the Board may also utilize vendor roster lists awarded through a competitive process, participate in co-operative procurements with various public entities, or buying groups. These may include, but are not limited to, Ontario Education Collaborative Marketspace, Supply Ontario and Grand River Cooperative Procurement Group.

Vendors interested in bidding on current or future procurement opportunities are required to have an active bids&tenders account. Procurement opportunities will be posted through the bids&tenders system. It will be a vendor’s responsibility to be aware of these opportunities and put forth a submission accordingly.

To create a bids&tenders account, please click here.
If you require any further information on creating an account, try the resources found here.
For any questions or concerns regarding your bids&tenders account, please contact the bids&tenders support team at support@bidsandtenders.ca or 1-800-594-4798.

If you have any further questions, please contact procurement@wrdsb.ca.

Consulting Services

Regardless of total cost and service fees, all consulting services must be competitively bid.

Invitational/Open Competitive Process ($10,001 up to, but not including, $121,200 CAD)

This formal process will involve obtaining competitive quotes through a Request for Quotation (RFQ)

Open Formal Competitive Bid Opportunities $121,200 CAD and higher

This formal process will be completed by Procurement Services and will involve obtaining competitive bids through a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a Request for Tender (RFT)

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.