The Ariba Network is a cloud-based business-to-business marketplace where buyers and suppliers can find each other and do business within a single, networked platform. SAP Ariba solutions will allow the City of Toronto to collect bids and proposals from potential suppliers and quickly compare them across multiple dimensions to determine which one presents the best value.
The City of Toronto is undergoing a broad Supply Chain Transformation that will modernize the City of Toronto’s business processes, in turn improving the service we provide to you and, ultimately, making it easier for you to do business with the City of Toronto.
The first step in this transformation is to roll out the Sourcing and Contract functionality of SAP Ariba. The City of Toronto expects to see improvements in the procurement process by:
For the purposes of sourcing (i.e., responding to published Solicitations and submitting bids or proposals), as well as for contract management, no fees will by incurred by suppliers.
Using SAP Ariba, procurement processes are automated and visible, making them more transparent and efficient. You will also see greater standardization in the way that procurement documents are formatted and written, which will simplify your interactions with the City of Toronto. Other benefits include:
Registering on the Ariba Network is easy. Simply go to the City of Toronto Registration page and select “Login” if you are already an SAP Ariba User, or complete the information to register.
All suppliers will be notified of bidding requirements, including the submission of hard copies, in the body of the procurement.
The system allows you to save your work and revise your response up until when you submit your final bid prior to closing.
Those tenders will have a summary notice identifying the procurement as having prequalified suppliers.
There is a short delay in the synchronization of the deadline shown in the Supplier Research Posting in the Ariba Discovery portal and the deadline shown in the system (the solicitation event) whenever an extension is granted.
This delay can last up to 15 minutes before the synchronization occurs and the submission deadline aligns with the countdown clock in the Event.
When looking at the Supplier Research Posting, the correct submission deadline should also be indicated in bold print in the posting summary. In the event of an inconsistency with the submission deadline, the countdown clock in the Event takes precedence.
No. In keeping with previous decisions, the City of Toronto will not offer a bid taker list.
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