Purchasing

All purchases made by Peterborough County are done in accordance with our Purchasing of Goods and Services Policy (Corp-06), which covers the acquisition of all goods, services and construction projects (By-law 2013-68).

All tender, proposal and quotation document ads can be found on our website and are also available online from www.biddingo.com/peterboroughcounty or by pick up at County of Peterborough, 470 Water Street, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3M3.

Purchasing Principles and Goals for the acquisition of all goods and services:

  • To procure by purchase, rental or lease the required quality and quantity of "goods and services" in an efficient manner and without favouritism.
  • To ensure acquisition of "goods and services" through the application of the highest standards of business ethics.
  • To encourage open competitive bidding on all acquisition and disposal of "goods and services", where practical.
  • To consider "total acquisition costs" including quality, service and availability, rather than the lowest price submitted;
  • To operate a "purchasing" section for the purchase of "goods and services" through the Department of Procurement, Facilities and Communication.
  • To coordinate the acquisition of like “goods and services” required by more than one department to take advantage of purchasing power.
  • To encourage the procurement of goods and services with due regard to the preservation of the natural environment and the promotion of waste reduction and recycling of waste materials.
  • To have regard to the accessibility for persons with disabilities to the Goods, Services and Construction purchased by the County.

For information or assistance please email purchasing@county.peterborough.on.ca or call (705) 743-0380 ext. 343.

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