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Ontario is modernizing public sector procurement to create efficiencies, improve results and reduce costs. The government will engage stakeholders about the next steps and how these interim procurement measures will apply to them.

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Vendor of Record (VOR) Arrangements

Supply Chain Ontario has created Vendor of Record(VOR) arrangements for goods and services. To access these VORs from our list and resources, register below.

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Trade Agreements

Trade agreements are important tools to encourage economic growth and job creation within Ontario as they help the province diversify, expand and strengthen its economic ties with other jurisdictions.

The new Canada – European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) will open markets and allow public sector organizations better access to skilled and qualified suppliers across the province.


Ontario has created newsletters, tools and templates to assist public sector organizations conduct their procurements, and align with trade agreement obligations.

Bid Dispute Resolution Guide

This guide is intended to provide public sector organizations with information on how to create a bid dispute resolution process to meet their procurement obligations under CETA and CFTA. Vendors who are interested may refer to the webpage describing the Government of Ontario’s Bid Dispute Process.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Template