Doing business with the municipalities - all on line these days.

News 100 blueBy Staff

August 29th, 2017



Interested in doing business with any of the municipalities in the Halton Region?

What about the rest of the country?

Would you like to know who is looking for what in the way of supplies and services?

It is all on the Halton Cooperative Purchasing Group (HCPG).  bids&tenders™ has arrived and it is there for you to use.

Biding service

The Region and all of North America opportunities are on this service.

You can subscribe to the service annually, pay for using the service just the once or Non-subscribers can see all open bids on the system.

Have a look at the service: Click HERE

The HCPG members are pleased to introduce you to bids&tenders™, a digital procurement management platform that makes it easy to review, register, download and submit bids for goods and services online, 24/7. HCPG has joined hundreds of other purchasing agencies using this system.

If you are not a current subscriber to bids&tenders™, you will need to subscribe as a vendor by October 30 to receive notice of opportunities and submit bids to the above noted HCPG members.

Have a look at some of the openbids;

How it works

Subscribe, create a profile, select the categories for notifications and bid.

An unlimited Subscription to bids&tenders™ is just $165/year. Pay once and access all agencies using bids&tenders in Canada. For those who choose not to subscribe, there is a one-time fee option of $45.00 per bid opportunity.

Non-subscribers can see all open bids on the system, and if you choose to subscribe to bids&tenders™ can make unlimited bids and never pay another fee all year.*

Bid management tools
bids&tenders™ provides users access to valuable and convenient bidding tools, including:

Online submission of bids
• Category selection option, so you only see the bids you want
• Automated email notifications of new bid opportunities, including addenda
• Automated confirmation when your bid has been submitted, received, or withdrawn
• Ability to work on a bid, save your work, and see the bid closing countdown in real time
• Ability to withdraw and change your bid, then resubmit if desired
• Built-in calculator that does the math for you, eliminating calculation errors
• Built-in compliance checker to help ensure your bid submission is complete
• Built-in reminders sent to you if a bid has been started but not submitted

Live, in-person demo
Register to attend a live, in-person demonstration of the new system prior to our launch date.

Date: October 4, 2017; Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Halton Region Administration Building – Auditorium, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON

Please Register as space is limited

Purchasing staff from the Regional Municipality of Halton, City of Burlington, Town of Oakville and Town of Halton Hills will provide a brief presentation on how to do business with the Halton Cooperative Purchasing Group. Following that, you will learn how to create a vendor account, explore the vendor dashboard, view and find bid opportunities, submit and withdraw a bid, and manage your bid history.

The session will also include an overview of the Digital Bonding process.

If you cannot attend October 4th you may register for a bids&tenders webinar.  Register for a webinar.

Additional Benefit
Your subscription also gives you access to bid opportunities for hundreds of purchasing agencies and thousands of bids across North America, including:
• education
• energy
• police
• health organizations

Bid with confidence with bids&tenders™

*Some purchasing agencies may charge for their own individual bid document fee; however, bids&tenders™ never charges you beyond your annual fee to view, subscribe to, and submit limitless bids on its system.

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