Town of Oakville to join local municipalities in using bids&tenders for digital procurement management

Mon, 21 Aug 2017

In the coming months, the town and surrounding municipalities including the City of Hamilton, City of Burlington, Region of Halton and Town of Halton Hills are joining agencies across North America in the move to a digital procurement management platform through bids&tendersTM.  This new tool will allow suppliers to view, download and submit bids entirely online in one quick, easy and convenient location.

The Town of Oakville will be launching the new platform on October 31, 2017. For further updates, visit our Procurement page.

Suppliers interested in bidding for any Town of Oakville opportunity need to set up an account with bidsandtenders.ca. There is an annual subscription fee of $165 for unlimited access to opportunities with the town and participating municipalities, as well as 300 other agencies throughout Canada. For those who prefer to participate in selective opportunities, there is a one-time fee option of $45 per bid.

The platform uses real-time technology to give suppliers easy access to up-to-date information relevant to their bids throughout the process, including questions, answers, addenda, reminders, and more.

Suppliers who register can take advantage of the following bids&tenders features:

  • Online submission for bids
  • Track and manage bids at a glance with a custom, vendor dashboard
  • Select personalized categories
  • Receive automated email notifications of new bid opportunities, including addenda
  • Work on a bid, save work, and see the bid closing countdown in real-time
  • Withdraw and change bids, then resubmit if desired
  • Receive automated confirmations when bids have been submitted, received, or withdrawn
  • Eliminate mathematical errors with the built-in calculator
  • Submit complete and compliant bids every time with the built-in compliance checker
  • Receive reminders if a bid has been started but not submitted 24 hours from bid close

About bids&tenders

bids&tenders™ was developed by eSolutionsGroup, a leading digital solutions company that has a celebrated history of working in the public sector, with over 300 municipalities across Canada. For more information about visit bidsandtenders.ca.