The Purchasing Division of Corporate Services has the responsibility to act as a professional resource in the procurement process for client departments, and to select vendors who can provide the Town with the best value.
The Town of Fort Erie is committed to securing those required products and services offering the best overall value to the Corporation and residents of the Town. To achieve this objective, while simultaneously providing all vendors with a time/cost saving mechanism to view and bid on our tender/request for quotation opportunities, we will be partnering with Biddingo.com. The Town is confident that through this partnership both the Town and all registered vendors will recognize and realize mutually favorable benefits.
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 their service, please visit their website at www.biddingo.com or contact them via:
Telephone: (416) 756-0955
Fax: (416) 756-9294
For more information about Bid Opportunities with the Town of Fort Erie, please contact us via:
Telephone: (905) 871-1600 ext 2303
Fax: (905) 871-9984
Effective February 1, 2011, all Town of Fort Erie’s formal competitive bid opportunities, issued by the Purchasing Services Division will be posted on Biddingo.com and organized by commodity. This service will provide businesses with a “one stop shop” for bid opportunities available from the Town of Fort Erie, as well as other organizations using www.biddingo.com/forterie. This service could open new markets for the goods or services you offer.
There are a number of services available to you free of charge. They are:
Vendor List Registration: Vendors can complete an online application to add themselves to the Town of Fort Erie’s Vendor List by clicking on the Biddingo link provided on the Town’s website. All vendors previously registered with the Town’s Purchasing Services Division are encouraged to complete our new Vendor application at www.biddingo.com/forterie.
Opportunity Alerts: Vendors can register with Biddingo to receive e-mail alerts by clicking on the Biddingo link provided on the Town’s website for Town of Fort Erie bid opportunities.
· Biddingo provides some key time saving services. Vendors who choose to purchase an annual subscription fee ($250.00/year) from Biddingo will have the ability to download unlimited bid documents directly from any buying organization using the Biddingo service. Biddingo offers a 30 day free trial for those suppliers wishing to “kick the tires” before purchasing the subscription.
· Non-subscribers have the option to purchase and download individual bid documents from Biddingo.com for a per bid fee of $30.00.
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 completing a Town of Fort Erie Bid Registration/Document Release Form. To access this form please click here. Documents will be released once the Bid Registration/Document Release form has been received by the Town’s Purchasing Division.
Note: In order to download original bid documents, receive notification of addenda by e-mail, view document takers, bid results, etc., you must be registered on Biddingo.com.
KEY CHANGES TO THE PROCESS
· Vendor Registration to bid on Town of Fort Erie Tender/Request for Quotation opportunities is mandatory. Registration can be done online at www.biddingo.com/forterie or in person at the Fort Erie Municipal Centre. All vendors who register at the Fort Erie Municipal Centre will be added to the document takers list by the Purchasing Services Division. This is to ensure that all bidders receive any addenda and that a complete Bid Document Takers list is available for all to view on Biddingo.com.
· The Town of Fort Erie Purchasing Services Division will no longer fax notifications to interested vendors of new bid opportunities available and will no longer maintain a Bidder’s List for projects posted on Biddingo.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Manager, Procurement, Finance & Risk
905-871-1600 ext. 2303