Selling to the City

All significant purchasing for the City is done by the City's Supply Management Services Division.

When looking to sell your product or service to the City, make your first call here. All new suppliers are encouraged to register their firms with the City's Bid Information Distribution System (B.I.D.S).

We purchase materials, supplies, equipment, rentals and services, when required, by the various City departments, as economically as possible with due regard for price, availability, quality and service, so as to provide the best value. This is accomplished by standardization and competitive bidding on the basis of adequate specifications whenever possible.

Tenders, Request for Proposals, and Request for Offers covering City contracts are advertised on the City's website as per City Purchasing Policy. When they are, look for them in the local newspaper (Times Colonist legal section), or here on our website under Current Opportunities.

Interested suppliers should:

  • Be sure your tender/proposal/offer is submitted to the Supply Management office before the stated closing time, or it will be returned unopened.
  • Be sure to read the documents thoroughly and comply with all the instructions and conditions. We do not want to be in a position of having to reject your offer for non-compliance.
  • Contractors will be asked to submit Insurance and WorkSafe BC Requirements [PDF - 57 KB] prior to commencement of any work for the City.