Purchasing

Learn more about the city’s procurement process and buying regulations.

View contracts currently open for bidding on the Bids and Tenders website.


On this page

  1. Purchasing bylaw
  2. Competitive bids
  3. Conditions, standards and specifications
  4. Associations and cooperative procurements

Purchasing bylaw

We’re committed to procurement decisions that are fair and transparent. The city's purchasing bylaw (PDF) establishes rules that return value for the taxpayer, protect the city's financial interests and encourage competitive bidding in line with applicable treaties and trade agreements.


Competitive bids

The estimated value of a contract determines the process we use. If a purchase warrants a formal competitive bid it will be posted on Bids and Tenders.

View open bids on Bids and Tenders

For support with Bids and Tenders for any of the following:

  • viewing current bids
  • setting up an account
  • submitting a bid

Please email support@bidsandtenders.ca or visit their vendor support portal


Conditions, standards and specifications

It is the responsibility of bidders to understand Purchase Order Terms and Conditions (PDF) prior to submitting a bid.

The following conditions, standards and specifications are referenced in documents issued by the city:

If you require any of the above documents in an alternate format, contact 519-886-2310 x 30253, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941 or david.scheerer@waterloo.ca.


Associations and cooperative procurements

We are a member of:

We may also participate in procurements from: