Welcome to the City of Barrie Bid Opportunities Website

Digital Bonds:

Please be advised that the City of Barrie will ONLY be accepting digital bonds for any bids issued on or after June 1, 2021. Scanned bonds (Bid Bond & Agreement to Bond) will no longer be accepted for bids issued on or after June 1, 2021. Vendors are encouraged to contact their surety provider well in advance of submitting a bid as the process may take several weeks. More information about digital bonds can be found on the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) website.  

Note:  If bidders receive the digital “Digital Bid Bond” and “Digital Agreement to Bond” in one .pdf document, bidders should upload the completed document in both the Digital Bid Bond and the Digital Agreement to Bond upload files on the Documents & Bonding section of the Bidding System. DO NOT split the document into two separate documents.

Digital Signatures:

Effective May 10, 2021, the City of Barrie is implementing digital signatures for execution of its Purchasing Agreements with successful vendors using the DocuSign system. Successful vendors will not be required to acquire any software and will be able to successfully execute the agreements in a secure manner without physical contact. When an Agreement is ready for signature, the vendor’s authorized signatory(ies) as indicated in the submission will receive an automated email requesting signature via DocuSign.  For further information, you may view a short instructional video by clicking here.

If you are having trouble signing the document, please visit the Help with Signing page on the DocuSign Support Center.

Download the DocuSign App 

Bidding System:

This site allows potential Bidders to create a Bidding System Vendor account.  Bidders select commodity codes for goods and services and the Bidding System will notify the Vendor by email of Bid opportunities matching their commodity code selection.

Bidders are solely responsible for ensuring their Vendor account information is kept current.  For step by step instructions on how to create an Account please refer to Vendor Guide.

Purchasing Support:

If you have questions about a specific bid opportunity please direct your inquiry to the contact listed in the bid document.

Technical Support:

If you encounter technical issues, please contact support@bidsandtenders.ca.

Notice of Participation in Cooperative Buying Group(s):

The Corporation of the City of Barrie is a participating agency in one or more procurements conducted by the following cooperative buying group(s):

1. GBAPPC – Georgian Bay Area Public Purchasing Cooperative – www.biddingo.ca and/or www.bidsandtenders.ca

2. OECM – Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace – www.oecm.ca

3. MGS – Ministry of Government Services – www.doingbusiness.mgs.gov.on.ca/

4.  Metrolinx Transit Procurement Initiative (TPI) - www.metrolinx.com/

5.  Local Authority Services (LAS) - www.las.on.ca/

The following is a list of our current online bid opportunities. Please refer to the Status column in the list to determine if the bid is open, closed or awarded.

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