Middlesex Centre bids and tenders are advertised on bids&tenders, an electronic platform that manages procurement processes.
bids&tenders requires a paid account to submit bids and receive notifications on new opportunities. Suppliers interested in doing business with Middlesex Centre should visit the bids&tenders website for more information. Note it is the responsibility of bidders to understand terms and conditions outlined in the procurement documents prior to submitting a bid.
In general, Middlesex Centre does not accept unsolicited offers or sales calls. Unsolicited proposals will not be accepted by the municipality unless it can be demonstrated that there is a significant benefit.
Group Purchasing Associations
Public notice as required by the Canadian Free Trade Agreement: The Municipality of Middlesex Centre intends to participate in one or more procurements conducted by the following cooperative buying groups:
- Elgin Middlesex Oxford Purchasing Group (EMOP)
- Municipal Group Buying Program - Local Authority Services (LAS), Canoe Procurement Group
- Ontario Government Vendor of Record Program - Ontario Government (Supply Chain Ontario).
- Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM)
Information for Vendors
Our Procurement Policy outlines the policies and procedures related to purchasing goods and services. Bidders must comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (see below) and requirements of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Bidders must provide an insurance certificate (see below), have a health and safety program, and agree to comply with the municipality's Respect in the Workplace Policy. Additional requirements are outlined in the Standard Terms and Conditions for Procurement and in the terms of any specific procurement process.
Individuals and organizations who supply goods or services to the municipality are required to provide evidence of insurance as part of the terms and conditions of the contract, permit, license or other form of agreement.
The minimum acceptable per-occurrence limit required for comprehensive general liability is $5,000,000. Please refer to the contract as requirements may vary.
If you have any questions regarding insurance certificates, please contact the Purchasing Designate as outlined in the bids & tenders posting.
Commitment to Accessibility
We are committed to preventing and removing barriers to accessing goods and services for persons with disabilities. We are bound by the standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Regulations enacted under the Act apply to all designated public sector organizations and third parties providing goods and services to members of the public on behalf of the Municipality of Middlesex Centre.
Consultants or contractors, their employees and all sub-contractors hired by the consultants or contractors to complete their work, must meet or exceed compliance with all applicable regulations under the Act.
Surplus Equipment & Vehicles
Middlesex Centre's surplus equipment and vehicles are advertised on the GovDeals website.