Sustainable procurement

The City of Mississauga is committed to making purchasing decisions based on best overall value using sustainable procurement practices, and will consider the sustainable practices of its supply chain during the procurement process.

The City’s Sustainable Procurement Policy went into effect in January 2018. Updates to this policy are pending with an emphasis on a Social Supplier Program including guidelines that provide opportunities to diverse, indigenous and local suppliers.

This policy helps the City make more sustainable choices when it comes to buying goods and services from external suppliers.

Requirements for suppliers

There are different requirements for current City suppliers and new suppliers:

Suppliers 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 your contract. We encourage you to continually improve your sustainability practices and outcomes, and the sustainability impacts of goods and services in your supply chain.

New suppliers

Mississauga’s bid documents include applicable sustainability requirements. These requirements may relate to environmental stewardship, social value, and standards and governance, depending on the type of goods or services required.

To be considered for new contracts you will need to accept and comply with the Supplier Code of Conduct. We’ll work with you to make sure you are aware of the policy and how you can meet the sustainability requirements.

During the bidding process

When you fill out your bidding documents, you may need to answer a few questions about your sustainability policies and practices, and the potential sustainable benefits of your goods and services.

You may also need to provide copies of any applicable company policies or proof of a third party certification like an eco-label or fair trade certification.

For more information

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

For more information you can also read about the City’s Approach to Sustainable Procurement.