What is the Procurement Department responsible for?
We are responsible for the complete end to end competitive bid process, vendor performance evaluations and contract negotiations. All purchases in excess of $100,000 are reported to County Council.
We are governed by the County's Purchasing By-law, which is the policy that dictates the processes required for spending public funds. The Purchasing By-Law is updated every five years. All amendments to the by-law require County Council approval.
Accessible Customer Service Training Requirements - For Contractors, Consultants, and Service Providers
All contractors performing work for the County must comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, in particular the Integrated Accessibility Standards, O. Reg. 191/11.
Without limitation, all contractors performing work for the County shall maintain training records with respect to all accessibility standards training provided as prescribed in the Regulations under the AODA and in the Human Rights Code, including dates when training is provided, the number of personnel who received training, and individual training records.
Contractors shall submit to the County, if requested, documentation describing their accessibility training policies, practices and procedures, and a summary of the contents of training, together with a record of the dates on which training is provided and the number of attendees.
Unless determined by the County to not be practicable, contractors shall ensure that any information, products, deliverables and/or communication (as defined in the Integrated Regulation), including future updates, produced pursuant to a Contract shall be in conformity with World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and shall be provided in accessible Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF or other electronic format.
If you have any questions, please contact our Procurement Manager 519.941.2816 ext. 2806 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.