Procurement Opportunities and Contract Awards

Procurements Opportunities

The City of Greater Sudbury’s open procurement opportunities are exclusively posted on bids&tenders.

As per the City’s Purchasing By-Law, contracts with a total acquisition cost of $100,000 or greater (unless exempt in Schedule A of the Purchasing By-Law or approved as a single/sole source by City Council) must be conducted via open competition and in accordance with applicable trade agreements.

Viewing of current procurement opportunities are free of charge. To participate in a procurement opportunity, a one-time or annual subscription fee is applicable. For more information or to register, visit bids&tenders. Once registered, companies can select a commodity category to receive opportunities from over 160 organizations.

Cooperative Purchasing

The City of Greater Sudbury, along with other public sector organizations (currently: Cambrian College, Collège Boréal, Laurentian University, Rainbow District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Counseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, Greater Sudbury Utilities, Health Sciences North, and Science North) are members of the Sudbury Regional Buying Group. Member Agencies realize savings by combining individual requirements and seeking bids for larger volumes of goods and services. If the City of Greater Sudbury participates in these procurement opportunities, they will be posted on bids&tenders.ca

Notice of Participation in Buying Groups

This posting is a public notification that the City of Greater Sudbury, including Pioneer Manor, Greater Sudbury Fire Services, Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services, the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board, Greater Sudbury Public Library Board, City of Greater Sudbury Community Development Corporation, Greater Sudbury Housing Corporation and Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation, intends to participate in one or more procurements conducted by the following buying groups:

  1. MGS – Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
  2. OECM – Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace
  3. Metrolinx
  4. Local Authority Services (LAS) - Canoe Procurement Group  (Inc. Sourcewell)
  5. Police Cooperative Purchasing Group (PCPG) 
  6. Mohawk Medbuy
  7. Kinetic GPO

Contract Award Results

Contract award results can be found through bids&tenders.

Tip: Alter drop down option from "Open" to "All" or "Awarded" to find posted results.
Note: The posting of contract awards may take up to 72 days after contract execution.

Tenders and results posted on the City’s site prior to March 29, 2019 will continue to be available through the search portal below.


Tenders and Request for Proposals

Contract ISD18-202, Request for Proposal for a Detailed Design, Site Inspection & Contract Administration for Coniston Watermain Upgrade from Allan Street to Smelter Road.



Closing Date: October 10, 2018
Closing Time: 1:30 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time)


Notice of Procurement – Contract ISD18-202

Description of the Procurement: 
Contract ISD18-202, Request for Proposal for a Detailed Design, Site Inspection & Contract Administration for Coniston Watermain Upgrade from Allan Street to Smelter Road.

Procuring Entity Contact Information:
The City of Greater Sudbury, c/o Purchasing Section, 2nd Floor, Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, ON  P3E 3L9  (address of the “City’s Purchasing Section” referenced in this Notice).

Documentation:
Tender documentation may be downloaded free of charge from the City of Greater Sudbury’s (the “City”) website at www.greatersudbury.ca/tenders/ or may be picked up at the City’s Purchasing Section for a non-refundable fee of $50.00 (plus HST).  The City shall not be responsible for any notices and/or related Tender documentation not accessed directly from the City. 

Unless otherwise stated herein, all capitalized terms in this Notice derive their meaning and usage from the City’s Purchasing By-law, which is available on the City’s website at https://www.greatersudbury.ca/city-hall/by-laws/.

Goods or Services to be Procured: 
The City of Greater Sudbury (the “City”) requires a qualified Consultant with strong and proven experience in similar projects and with sufficient resources to provide detailed design, including topographic survey, geotechnical investigation, road restoration, site inspection and contract administration services to upgrade approximately 860m of 150mm diameter watermain to a 250mm diameter watermain spanning from Allan Road to Smelter Road in Coniston. The Services shall, in all respects, be in compliance with the Terms of Reference attached or linked electronically to this Bid Solicitation. For estimated quantities, please refer to the Proposal documentation. 

Brief Description of Conditions for Participation: 
Bidders shall meet the following mandatory requirements:

(a) Proponents are required to attend a mandatory information meeting on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in room C-11, on the main floor at Tom Davies Square. Proponents that fail to attend the mandatory information meeting shall be disqualified from the Bid Solicitation and shall not be permitted to submit a Bid.

(b) The Proponent should clearly address in their proposal all required information per Schedule 2 (Scope of Work) of RFP.
Proponents must fully review the RFP documentation for the full description of all mandatory requirements for this procurement.  Failure to meet the mandatory requirements shall result in automatic rejection from the Bid Solicitation. 

Bid Submission Address and Closing Date:
Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or package using the completed address label sheet provided by the City to the City’s Purchasing Section no later than 1:30pm (our time) on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018.  It is the sole responsibility of the Bidder to ensure that its submission was received by City’s Purchasing Section.  Submissions received late will be automatically rejected.

Opening of Bid Submissions:
Bids will be opened at the City’s Tender opening meeting on the closing date provided above at 2:30pm on the 1st Floor in Committee Room C-13A at Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury.  Results will be posted to the City’s Tender web page http://www.greatersudbury.ca/business/tenders-purchasing/tenders/ within three (3) business days of the Tender opening.

Communications with the City:
All communications with the City for this Bid Solicitation shall be in writing through the official point of contact, Dave Barrett, Purchasing Coordinator.  Verbal communications are not binding on the City.

Bidders shall not contact any other persons including Members of Council, City employees or consultants retained by the City for this Bid Solicitation, which may result in disqualification from bidding on the current and any future Bid Solicitations. 

Bidders must review the Tender documentation and promptly report to the City and request clarification of any discrepancy, deficiency, ambiguity, error, inconsistency or omission contained in the tender documentation.  To facilitate comprehensive responses, Bidders are encouraged to email their questions or clarification requests as soon as possible and no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) (our time) on Tuesday September 25th, 2018, to tenders@greatersudbury.ca or by fax to (705) 671-8118.  Nothing in this notice obligates the City to respond to any question or clarification request.

Notice of Subjection to Agreement(s):
This procurement is subject to Chapter 5 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and
Chapter 19 of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Timeline for Delivery of Goods or Services / Duration of the Contract:
It is expected that the Proponent will commence work on this project immediately upon award (assume October 29, 2018 for bidding purposes).

It is anticipated that implementation of the Project shall be carried out according to the following schedule:
• Detailed Design – November 2018 to  January 2019
• Project Initiation, Review of Available Information, Geotechnical work and Preliminary Design– November, 2018
• Initiate Property Acquisitions and/or Easements (if required)– November 2018
• 30% Design Review – November 2019
• 60% Design Review, including Construction cost estimates – December 2018
• 90% Design Review, including Construction cost estimates – February 2019
• Final Design Drawings and Documents -  March 2019
• Permit/Regulatory Agency Approvals – November 2018 to  February 2019
• Construction Tender Documents – April 2019
• Construction Period – May 2019 to November 2019

The Proponent shall consider the City’s anticipated Project schedule when proposing their schedule and pricing. The design and construction schedule is based on starting Construction in the spring of 2019. Proponents must demonstrate that their current work volume will not interfere with the completion of this Project within the time lines provided.

During the term of the Contract, the successful Proponent will be responsible for providing monthly status reports. The format of this report and items to be reviewed in this status report will be discussed with the successful Proponent upon award of Contract.

Procurement Method:
Request for Proposal. 

The City’s selection of Supplier(s) for this Bid Solicitation will based on an evaluation against set criteria rather than price alone.

Negotiations may occur where Bids received in response to a Bid Solicitation exceed the Council Approved Budget or if the Lowest Compliant Bids from two or more Bidders are identical in Total Acquisition Cost or unit price.  

The procurement will not involve electronic auction.

Language:
Submissions are required to be submitted in English only.

 



For more general information, contact the department at:
705-674-4455 Extension 2464 or
email tenders@greatersudbury.ca