Catholic schools in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board inspire and nurture strong communities of faith, engaged communities of learning and compassionate communities of service.
We educate our students to grow in grace and knowledge and to lead lives of faith, hope and love.
We are committed to academic excellence and the relentless pursuit of success for each student and staff member, fostered within a faith filled Catholic learning environment.
The purchasing department is primarily involved and focused upon the strategic acquisition of goods and services.
The department ensures fiscally responsible, transparent and accountable decision making practices and resource allocation of all school, board and provincial resources to achieve goals that equitably meet current needs in our school and board communities.
It's the department's goal to achieve overall value through best practices as outlined in the board's purchasing procedures, the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive and various governing laws of procurement. The Board complies with the procurement rules set out in the following trade agreements when conducting procurement; Agreement on Internal Trade [AIT], Ontario Quebec Trade Cooperation Agreement [OQTCA], Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement [CETA].
What we do:
- Manage and facilitate competitive procurement process
- Participate in cooperative strategic acquisitions
- Support risk mitigation strategies
- Facilitate and manage the competitive bid process
- Sourcing and market research
- Develop and manage vendor relationships
Bids and Tenders:
The Board's open, competitive processes promote fairness and transparency to ensure equal treatment without preference to responsive and responsible vendors. The Board advertises its open and competitive bidding processes through biddingo.com for procurements projected to cost $100,000 or more. It is the vendor's responsibility to register with Biddingo.com
The board's method of payment is by direct deposit as electronic funds transfer (EFT) has proven to be faster and more secure. Contact Accounting Services in order to register for EFT payment.
Policies and Procedures
- Purchasing Policy
- Purchasing Administrative Procedures
- Purchasing Terms and Conditions
- Broader Public Sector Procurement Initiative
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