Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable procurement

Sustainable Procurement Policy

The City's Sustainable Procurement Policy went into effect in January 2018. This means, in addition to price, quality and service, the City will also consider the sustainable practices of a vendor during the procurement process.

This policy helps us make more sustainable choices when it comes to buying products and services from external vendors.

Requirements for vendors

Vendors with existing contracts

If you currently have a contract with the City, the existing terms and conditions will continue to apply for the term of the contract.

New vendors and contracts

If you’re placing a new bid, the bidding document will include any applicable sustainability requirements. These requirements may relate to environmental practices and treating workers fairly, depending on the type of goods or services you provide.

To be considered for new contracts you’ll need to accept and comply with the Supplier Code of Conduct.

We'll work with you to make sure you're aware of the policy and how to meet the sustainability requirements.

During the bidding process

When you fill out the bidding documents, you may need to answer a few questions about your sustainability policies or the potential benefits of your products and services. You may also need to provide copies of applicable company policies or proof of a third party certification like an eco-label or fair trade certification.

For more information

Please contact the buyer named in the bidding document or call 905-615-3200 ext. 5233.

You can also read about the City’s approach to sustainable procurement for more information.