Purchasing Policies and Procedures

Vendors should become familiar with all procedures and directives to avoid any misunderstanding.

Purchasing by-laws: goals and objectives

  • Encourage competitive bidding
  • Ensure objectivity and integrity in the purchasing process
  • Ensure fairness between bidders
  • Maximize savings for taxpayers
  • Offer a variety of purchasing methods, and to use the most appropriate method depending on the particular circumstances of the acquisition
  • To the extent possible, ensure openness, accountability and transparency while protecting the best interests of the corporation and the taxpayers of the Niagara Region
  • Obtain the best value for the corporation when procuring goods and services
  • Avoid real and perceived conflicts between the interests of the corporation and those of the corporation's employees and elected officials and to ensure compliance with the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, as amended
  • Encourage the purchasing of goods and services with due regard to the preservation of the natural environment

Read all current Purchasing By-laws

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