All types of procurement opportunities are now available on the modernized BC Bid system, making it easier to submit contracts with the province.
Departments have started posting Tender Opportunities (ITT) in the new BC Bid system. Any remaining ITT opportunities in the old BC Bid system will be processed. The old BC offer will be closed by the end of this year.
BC Bid is the single point of access for all procurement opportunities and is used by public sector organizations, such as municipalities, school districts, health authorities, crown corporations and the government of Colombia UK to advertise contract opportunities for goods and services across a range of sectors. .
In May 2022, the modernized BC Bid system was launched to better meet the changing needs of suppliers and buyers in government procurement. Users can now click, view and bid on procurement opportunities from the hundreds of public sector organizations that post opportunities on BC Bid each year.
The new system is connected to the federal government’s procurement portal, CanadaBuys, connecting BC opportunities to the global market and meeting the province’s commitments to trade agreements.
The modernized BC Bid is part of a strategy to transform government procurement and facilitate business relationships with the province. The procurement strategy aligns with the StrongerBC initiative as part of British Columbia’s economic recovery plan to rebuild a strong economy focused on inclusive growth for all.
- Since its launch in May 2022, more than 1,900 buyers and 2,900 suppliers have registered in the new BC Bid system.
- The modernized BC Bid had over 4,000 contract opportunities, with more opportunities posted daily.
- For new users, step-by-step guides are available to help them register and create accounts.
- Instructional videos and recordings of information sessions are also available to help users familiarize themselves with the new system.
To access BC Bid and learn more about British Columbia procurement resources, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/bc-procurement-resources
For more information on how to sign up for the new BC Bid, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/bc-procurement-resources/bc-bid/get-started-with -the-new-bc-auction
To learn more about British Columbia’s procurement strategy, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/bc-procurement-resources/policy-and-strategies/strategies-and- initiatives/bc-procurement-strategy
To learn more about federal government procurement, visit: https://purchasescanada.canada.ca/en