Purchasing

About Procurement

Our Procurement team, located at 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph, is responsible for facilitating agency acquisitions, regardless of the funding source and for ensuring that Agency procurement is carried out in a transparent and accountable manner.

We welcome you as a potential supplier/contractor and will be pleased to respond to any enquires you may have regarding our procurement policy and procedures.

Please direct your procurement questions to 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4346 or purchasing@wdgpublichealth.ca.

Announcements

No new announcements at this time.

How to do business with us

The first step is finding the opportunity that best suits the goods or services you offer.

Coming soon you will be able to browse on our website an up-to-date list of our open opportunities of Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotations (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Tenders (RFT).

Currently, our open opportunities can be viewed on the website merx.com. Once you have made the decision to bid on an open opportunity, you can register and purchase and download those documents that you are interested in.

To make sure that you get all of the information you need, any additional addenda or attachments will be posted on MERX. Make sure that you check MERX regularly or set yourself up to have an email automatically sent to you.

Not comfortable with computers? MERX has a help desk available to answer your questions.

View current open bid opportunities

We use MERX as our electronic tendering system for all open bid opportunities. Visit merx.com to search for open opportunities.  

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4346 for more information.

View current contracts with expiration dates

Coming soon, you will be able to view on our website a list of our current contracts, the supplier and the expiration date of the contract.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4346 for more information.

Procurement policy and procedures

See our current procurement policy and procedure.

Our procurement procedure outlines the approach that will be taken when procuring goods and services and is based on the standard information found in the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive Implementation Guidebook.

The purpose of our procurement policy is to:

  • Promote and maintain the accountability of our purchasing process
  • Obtain the best value for money
  • Ensure the procurement process is open, fair and transparent
  • Identify the purchasing policy as aligned to the Ontario Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive
  • Ensure that, when procuring goods and services, we will incorporate accessibility design criteria and features when required

Co-operative procurement

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health participates in the Guelph Co-operative Purchasing Group and monitors all co-operative agreements open to join for those opportunities that are in the best interest of the agency.

Other co-operative agreements can be found at the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), and the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGS).