Upcoming Changes to Bidding on City Contracts
On September 1, 2019, the City of Toronto transitioned to SAP Ariba Sourcing, our chosen e-bidding solution. This new tool will make it easy for suppliers to download solicitation documents free of charge through the SAP Ariba portal. Paper copies of solicitations will no longer be sold via the Tender Office. Paper Bid Bonds will be accepted via the Tender Office at City Hall, West Tower, on the 19th floor, until such time as all bidders make the transition to Electronic Bid bonds. In specific cases where the electronic transmission of files greater than 100Mb is not supported, CD’s will be couriered (upon request) or can be picked up in person at City Hall, West Tower on the 19th floor.
As of October 1st, the City has come to market with approximately 150 solicitations. To support this work, training sessions were conducted to help suppliers become familiar with the SAP Ariba response experience. Based on market feedback, the City will continue to offer these sessions on a quarterly basis.
The next interactive WebEx session is scheduled for October 30th at 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express your intention to participate and you will be added to the event via an email invitation.
The WebEx will make use of the mock Request for Tender, Request for Quotation and Request for Proposal. These simulated events can be used for practice purposes and accessed from the links here:
Please see the Supplier Guide for supporting information.
Any questions about this transition should be directed to City Bids at: email@example.com
Suppliers are reminded to register on the SAP Ariba Network.