Procurement & Bidding Methods

The City of Brampton employs various methods to procure the required goods, services and construction in accordance with the Purchasing By-law. 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.
Direct Purchase
Up to $25,000 - PCard​
Invitational Procurements
$25,0000 to $100,000 – conducted by Departments (Required to invite at least 3 Vendors) 
Public Procurement

(via bids&tenders) Above $100,000 – conducted by Purchasing

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.