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Doing Business with the Region

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Learn about the Region’s purchasing process, including how to participate in our requests for bids, proposals and tenders.

Overview

Halton Region’s Supply Chain Management division is responsible for the procurement of goods, services and construction projects:

  • for all Regional departments
  • with a total purchase value over $10,000

Strategic Sourcing at Halton Region is conducted in accordance with our Purchasing By-law (PDF file) and applicable trade agreement obligations.

Supply Chain Management provides vendors with fair and equal opportunities to bid on Regional business.

Search for Opportunities

You can view Halton Region’s advertised bid opportunities on Halton's Bid Opportunities website, Bids and Tenders for the following commodities:

  • Goods
  • Services
  • Construction projects

In addition to Halton Region’s opportunities posted on Bids and Tenders, Halton Region may leverage buying groups and collaborative procurement processes to conduct joint procurements or join existing agreements available to Halton Region. Halton Region may leverage agreements from:

Vendors are encouraged to access the websites linked above to participate in procurements that Halton Region may leverage in the future.

Vendor Code of Conduct

Bid documents for competitive procurements (requests for tenders, proposals, quotations) now include Halton’s Vendor Code of Conduct (PDF file). This agreement requires service providers to demonstrate:

  • solid business integrity
  • alignment with our core values
  • high standards of ethical behaviour

To be eligible for selection, bidders must confirm that they will comply with the vendor code.

When submitting your bid, please include the signed vendor code acknowledgement form.

Frequently Asked Questions: Online Bids

  1. Register at bidsandtenders.ca (external link)
    • Unlimited annual subscription fee of $165.00 or a one-time fee per bid opportunity of $45.00
  2. View bid opportunities, addendums and results
  3. For more information, see the user guide (external PDF)
  • Halton Region’s preferred method of payment is direct deposit
  • Complete the Vendor and Direct Deposit Application and provide a void cheque
  • The Regional Municipality of Halton
    Attention: Accounts Payable
    1151 Bronte Road
    Oakville, ON L6M 3L1
  • State: first name, last name and extension number
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