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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Ontario Tech University is committed to maintaining the highest possible ethical, legal, environmental, managerial and professional standards in the management of its resources as a publicly funded institution. As such, we strive to promote and support sound fiscal management and accountability, risk minimization, long-term sustainability and social responsibility.

Suppliers are selected in an open, fair and transparent manner, and in accordance with the Broader Public Sector (BPS), Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA) and regulatory requirements. The university’s Procurement of Goods and Services Policy and Procedures are designed to define and guide the management and control of financial expenditures.

Competitive tenders greater than $100,000 are published on, an online portal that connects suppliers providing various goods and services to buyers from the public and private sectors.

The university participates with other organizations collaborative tender opportunities. These include OECM – Ontario Educational Collaborative Marketplace, Ministry of Government Services (MGS) and the Durham Purchasing Cooperative.

The procurement of goods, services or consulting service is determined by the total value of the item, before tax. To achieve maximum value for expenditures, all purchases valued at $10,000 or more must be made using a competitive quotation process.

Additional inquiries can be directed to Kevin Jones, Procurement Manager at 905.721.8668 ext. 2251.

The university manages the procurement of goods and services in a manner consistent with current procurement principles, standards and metrics, and adheres to applicable provincial and federal standards and regulatory requirements. All individuals involved in the planning, purchasing, contracting, logistics and payment of goods and services are required, at all times, to ensure funds entrusted to the university are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner. They must also:

  • Act and be seen to act with integrity and professionalism.
  • Not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, and ensure that all potential, perceived, actual and apparent conflicts of interest are properly disclosed, and appropriately considered and managed.
  • Undertake contracting and purchasing activities in a fair and transparent manner and with intention to obtain the best value for appropriate levels of quality and service.
  • Conduct themselves in accordance with the BPS Supply Chain Code of Ethics, Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA) and the laws of Canada and Ontario.
  • Consider those goods and services that reflect the institution's commitment to accessibility, sustainability and broader social responsibilities.

We recommend that suppliers follow the guidelines below when submitting a bid for consideration:

  • Submit the bid on time; late bids will not be accepted.
  • Ensure the bid document is compliant and addresses all deliverables.
  • Make reference to specific deliverables in your proposal. If not, it will make it more difficult to evaluate your submission.
  • Accept the stated terms and conditions (this is a requirement).
  • Review pricing, as the unit price submitted will prevail if there is an error.
  • Never make assumptions; seek clarification to any questions.
  • Provide detailed information, as the university can only evaluate what is submitted.