The agreement with our past service provider, MERX Networks Inc. (MERX), ended in May 2014 and Supply Chain Ontario (SCO), Ontario Shared Services held an open competitive procurement for eTendering services.Before issuing the Request for Proposal, SCO consulted vendors and stakeholders to determine the kinds of services they needed and preferred, and to ensure the procurement for eTendering services was fair, open and transparent.
Jaggaer was the successful proponent in the open and competitive process held by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Ontario’s trade obligations require the province to designate an eTendering system to post notices about open competitive procurements.
Jaggaer was selected as the new eTendering service provider as they were the successful proponent in an open competitive procurement process conducted by SCO.
Vendors should find it easy to identify procurement opportunities that interest them. Ontario has adopted the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) system, a widely-used commodity and service coding system. This will make finding procurement opportunities straightforward.
For assistance with selecting the applicable UNSPSC code(s), please contact Jaggaer Customer Support at eTenderhelp_CA@jaggaer.com or call 1(866) 722 7390.
Vendors now also have:
Effective April 1, 2014, Jaggaer became the designated eTendering system for Ontario government ministries. New procurement opportunities have not been posted on MERX since March 31, 2014..
We The eTendering system provides the same functionality previously available such as supplier registration, procurement opportunity postings and award notices. The system also provides added features and flexibility to enable the Ontario government to continue to modernize procurement.
Jaggaer allows vendors to access Ontario government procurement opportunities with no upfront subscription or download fees. Jaggaer makes it easy for vendors to find procurement opportunities that interest them. It adopts the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) system, a widely-used commodity and service coding system. Vendors will be able to use new features and services, including online bid submission, as they are introduced.
There are no costs to register or to download procurement documents of interest. Registration is required to download procurement opportunities.
Jaggaer provides vendors with the ability to access Ontario government procurement opportunities with no download fees.
To access new procurement opportunities:
No. Vendors will need to register on Jaggaer to access Ontario government procurement opportunities.
Registration instructions are available to vendors through Ontario.ca/supplychain. Self-help tools are available on the eTendering portal - Ontario.ca/tenders..
Any suppliers interested in doing business with the Ontario government must register on the Jaggaer system to be notified of procurement opportunities.
There are no fees to download procurement opportunities from Jaggaer. However, vendors must register to download documents. There is no cost to register.
Yes. Suppliers interested in downloading procurement opportunities must register on Jaggaer.
All procurement opportunities for Ontario government ministries with procurement values at or above $25,000 for goods and at or above $100,000 for services and construction have been posted on Jaggaer effective April 1, 2014. Certain government agencies may use other posting services. Vendors can continue to monitor these systems for procurement opportunities as well. Road construction vendors currently using the Ministry of Transportation RAQS system should continue to follow current processes.
Jaggaer will send out an alert to vendors who have registered on the system and who have selected applicable UNSPSC codes. When vendors register, they will need to set up their own search criteria so Jaggaer can send relevant procurement opportunity notices.
While a procurement opportunity is open, Jaggaer will send alerts to registrants who have expressed interest to the procurement indicating that amendments have been published. Vendors can help ensure they receive these alerts by providing complete and accurate information when they register.
No. Tenders will be available electronically only. Please contact the Ministry buyer listed on the Request for Bid if you require alternative arrangements.
No. Tenders and any associated attachments will only be available electronically. Drawings will be available for download as an attachment to applicable tenders on Jaggaer. Please contact the Ministry buyer listed on the Request for Bid if you require alternative arrangements.
Instructions will be provided in procurement documents when samples or bonds are a requirement of that procurement opportunity. Vendors are required to follow these instructions.
SCO continues to communicate directly with the vendor community providing updates on our website at http://www.ontario.ca/supplychain, and contact vendor associations and chambers of commerce to provide registration and other support for the Jaggaer eTendering services.