Tuesday, April 12, 2022 1:30 PM
The province invites businesses and public sector organizations to register on the new, modernized BC Bid site.
BC Bid is an online marketplace where public sector organizations such as municipalities, school districts, health authorities, Crown corporations and the Government of British Columbia can advertise contract opportunities for a wide range of sectors and services.
Businesses and suppliers can start registering on the new BC Bid site on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Broader public sector buyers can start registering and creating their accounts on April 28, 2022.
Step-by-step guides are available to help users register and create their accounts. Recordings of the information sessions are also available to help users familiarize themselves with the new site.
The new BC Bid uses Ivalua procurement software, a web-based tool that streamlines the way users view and bid on opportunities. The new system is also more transparent, making it easier for users to post opportunities and for vendors to respond quickly.
Improvements include better search functions and easier navigation, improved security, and a reliable, modern experience for audiences, buyers, and suppliers.
BC Bid expects contract opportunities to be posted on the new site as early as June 2022. Users are encouraged to register early, so they are ready to bid when opportunities are posted.
- The new, modernized BC Bid site is part of a strategy to transform the way government does procurement.
- BC Bid is the virtual face of government for access and competition on public sector procurement opportunities.
- The BC government spends nearly $7 billion a year on a wide range of goods and services, supporting the delivery of high-quality programs people rely on.
- Given the scale of the system and its impact on basic government services, this new, more robust application is crucial to improving service to the people who use it.
For more information on how to register on the new BC Bid site, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/bc-procurement-resources/bc-bid/prepare-for-new-bc-bid
To access BC Bid and learn more about BC Procurement Resources, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/bc-procurement-resources