Bids & Tenders

The City is committed to securing the best products and services at the most competitive prices. We strive to provide significant value to all of our stakeholders and set standards of excellence within the municipal sector.

As part of our commitment to embrace innovation and improve how we do business, the City's Bidding Process went paperless on October 15, 2018. This includes all open Request for Proposals (RFP), High Score Request for Quotations, and Low-bid Request for Quotations.

The City of Barrie uses GovDeals.ca to liquidate surplus property and equipment. Bidding is available to the public.

See Current Surplus Asset Listing

Bids & Tenders Subscription

​Documents are free to view, however you will need to register and subscribe to download bid documents, receive notifications about new City of Barrie bid opportunities, and submit bids to the City of Barrie.

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Digital Bonding   

The City of Barrie only accepts 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.

Digital Signatures  

The City of Barrie requires digital signatures for execution of its Purchasing Agreements with successful vendors using the DocuSign system. Successful vendors are not required to acquire any software and are 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. Helpful resources:

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