The Purchasing Division is part of the Corporate Support Services Department and is the centralized group responsible for the procurement of all goods, services and construction for the City. Purchasing uses a variety of procurement methods, in accordance with the Purchasing By-law, encouraging the competitive bid process. Purchasing adopts the goal of fairness by ensuring that all who wish to compete for the opportunity to sell to the City can do so.
Providing professional and ethical leadership through fair and transparent procurement methods to encourage competition and achieve best value for money.
To be recognized for our innovative and flexible approach to procurement by creating value through outcome focused strategic thinking; utilizing efficient processes and current technology; and providing exceptional customer service.
In order to maintain and promote professional standards, Purchasing maintains membership in The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, the Ontario Public Buyers Association and the Supply Chain Canada. Purchasing subscribes to the principles and ethics of these Associations and believes their ethical principles should govern the conduct of every professional purchaser.