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CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BURLINGTON
FINANCE DEPARTMENT - PURCHASING SERVICES
EXCITING NEWS FROM THE CITY OF BURLINGTON
The role of Purchasing Services of the Finance Department is to provide a centralized, corporate wide, strategic purchasing perspective. This will encompass making best value decisions and minimizing risk related to the purchases of goods and services, the sale of revenue generating rights, and the formation and management of contracts between the City and its commercial partners. Purchasing Services staff are responsible for coordinating the acquisition of goods and services with a value of $20,000.00 or more for City Departments.
In order to assist us and provide our vendors with a time / cost saving mechanism to view and bid on our opportunities we will be partnering with Biddingo. This service will provide an opportunity for vendors to register for bid competitions. Engineering and Construction tenders will continue to be posted on our website at http://www.burlington.ca/biddocs/tenderdocuments.asp
Biddingo.com is an online portal that connects vendors providing various goods and services to buyers from the Provincial, Municipal, Education, Crown Corporation, Housing, Construction, Healthcare and Private sectors from across Canada.
For more information about the services offered by Biddingo, please visit their website at www.biddingo.com or contact them via:
Telephone: (416) 756-0955
For more information about business opportunities with the City of Burlington please visit our website at www.burlington.ca or contact us at:
Telephone: (905) 335-7662
Effective December 1st, 2010 all City of Burlington's formal competitive bid opportunities will be posted on www.biddingo.com/burlington and will be organized by commodity. This service will provide businesses with a "one stop shop" for bid opportunities for non-construction related projects available from the City of Burlington, as well as other organizations using www.biddingo.com. This service could open new markets for the goods or services you offer. We will also continue to post to the Ontario Public Buyers Association website at www.opba.ca
There are a number of services available free of charge. They are:
Vendor List Registration: Vendors can complete an online application to add themselves to the City of Burlington's Vendor List by clicking on the Biddingo link provided on the City's website. The City will not maintain its own Vendor List. All vendors that have previously bid on the City's opportunities will also be required to complete our Vendor Application at www.biddingo.com/burlington.
Opportunity Alerts: Vendors can register with Biddingo to receive e-mail alerts by clicking on the Biddingo link provided on the City's website for City of Burlington opportunities.
- Biddingo provides some key time saving services. Vendors with an annual subscription ($250/year) to Biddingo will have the ability to purchase specific bid documents and download them directly to their computer from any buying organization using the Biddingo service. Biddingo offers a 30 day free trial for those suppliers wishing to try out the service before purchasing a subscription.
- Non-subscribers have the option to purchase and download individual bid documents from Biddingo.com.
To ensure all have access to our documents we will continue to offer documents in hardcopy. Vendors may obtain a hardcopy of the document by visiting Purchasing Services at 426 Brant Street, Burlington.
Note: In order to download original bid documents, receive notification of addenda by e-mail, view bid results, etc., you must be registered on Biddingo.com.
KEY CHANGES TO THE PROCESS
- Vendor Registration to bid on City of Burlington opportunities is mandatory. Registration can be done online at www.biddingo.com/burlington or in person at Purchasing Services. All vendors who visit Purchasing Services will be assisted by City Staff to register on-line. This is to ensure that all document purchasers receive any addenda.
- It is the responsibility of the Vendor to ensure that they are aware of business opportunities at the City. Vendors are not to rely on any bid notifications from the City to alert them of new opportunities.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Jazz Thandi, B.A.S., C.P.P., C.P.M.
Manager of Purchasing