Procurement & Bidding Methoods

The City of Brampton employs various methods to procure the required goods and services. Competitive bidding is the foundation for all purchases. We make every effort to contract with responsive and responsible vendors that have the capability to meet the needs of the City providing quality goods and services at competitive prices.

Purchasing shall decide which method shall be employed, having regard for the means by which the most favourable price might be obtained, the nature and importance of the contemplated purchase, the urgency of the purchase, the urgency of the requirement, and other factors including general trade practices and market conditions.
  
Description
Direct Purchases up to 5,000.00

​This method is used for purchases less than $5,000.00. It empowers the internal client to purchase low dollar value goods and services. All vendors MUST accept MASTERCARD at their place of business in order to participate in these low dollar purchases.

Informal Invitational Procurements - $5,000.01 to $49,999.99

​This method is used for purchases greater than $5,000.00 but less than $50,000.00. Procurement staff or the requesting department solicits competitive bids.

Formal Invitational Procurements - $50,000.00 - $99,999.99

​​This method is used for purchases greater than $50,000.00 but less than $100,000.00. Bid documents are only available to invited Vendors at brampton.bidsandtenders.ca. The City will only accept electronic bids through www.brampton.bidsandtenders.ca.

Formal Open Procurements - $100,000.00 and Greater

​This method is used for purchases greater than $100,000.00. Tenders are publicly advertised brampton.bidsandtenders.ca and any other medium deemed appropriate.
Bid documents are only available at brampton.bidsandtenders.ca. The City will only accept electronic bids through brampton.bidsandtenders.ca.
Bid results will be available on www.brampton.bidsandtenders.ca

Request for Proposal

​A clear and concise Request for Proposals (RFP) document serves to promote fair and just completion while allowing the procuring entity the flexibility in evaluation through weighted criteria, not just price alone. Through the RFP process, public agencies acquire innovative solutions as well as price.


 

It is the constant endeavour of Purchasing, in consultation with our internal clients and vendor community, to develop new sources of supply and to develop alternative products to those presently in use, having in mind the ultimate end use cost, as well as quality.

To purchase on a non-restrictive, competitive basis and in this regard, specifications, standards and policies are continually being reviewed.

To assure all qualified vendors have an equal opportunity to conduct business with the City of Brampton.
 
To maintain the highest standards of business ethics in our dealings with vendors.
 
The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.