The Procurement Division is responsible for determining sources of material, supplies, equipment and services to provide the City departments with the best overall value. The City maintains a competitive bidding process in accordance with municipal and provincial laws, and issue Purchase Orders and administer contracts.
The Procurement Division is responsible for:
- purchasing materials, equipment and services for the City;
- obtaining quotes and issuing RFQs, RFPs and tenders;
- controlling and maintaining adequate inventory levels for stocked products;
- disposing of surplus and/or obsolete materials and equipment; and
- developing and administering Procurement and Inventory Services policies, procedures and protocols.
Read on to learn more on becoming a supplier to the City of Kamloops.
How the City conducts Procurement Business
The procurement process complies with the requirements of regional, national, and international trade agreements along with all applicable legislation. All purchases will be made with the objectives of meeting operational requirements, maximizing value for each dollar disbursed, and providing contractors, vendors and service providers with an open, transparent, and fair opportunity.
Agreements (executed contract or approved purchase order) will be in place before a vendor delivers goods or commences working on the delivery of services.
The City advertises competitive bid opportunities through the provincial government site BC Bid and the eProcurement platform Bonfire. While both sites provide current competitive bid information submission from interested parties must be completed through Bonfire.
All suppliers are now required to register for a Bonfire account in order to bid on City of Kamloops contracts.
To set up a Bonfire account, you must launch Bonfire. Select the option to Log In / Register (top right) and select new vendor registration and fill in the blanks. You will receive confirmation email, which once confirmed, you will be able to continue your vendor profile.
Log into your Bonfire Vendor account in order to access the opportunity and begin preparing your submission. You can log in using the Log In tab or the Log In / Register button.
If you are having trouble navigating Bonfire or wish to learn more you, we recommend viewing this video on how to create, upload and submit a proposal. Alternatively, you can visit the technical support page to search for more information or email email@example.com and team member will be in touch.