All Invoices payable by the City should reference the Purchase Order number, and should be sent directly to to ensure timely processing of payments.

We’re committed to procurement decisions that are fair and transparent. The City's Purchasing Bylaw establishes rules that return value for the taxpayer, protect the City's financial interests and encourage competitive bidding in line with applicable treaties and trade agreements.

Competitive Bids

The estimated value of a contract determines the process to be used. If a purchase warrants a formal competitive bid it will be posted on the City’s webpage.

To view current bid opportunities, click the button below:

Current Opportunities

To receive alerts for new bid opportunities, sign up for a subscription with Biddingo (paid account required).

For more information contact Biddingo directly at 416-756-0955 or

The City uses the Bonfire portal for accepting and evaluating submissions digitally.

If you are not registered as a supplier go to and register to create a Bonfire account.

Association and Co-operative Procurements

The City is a participating member in the following associations:

 The City participates in procurements undertaken by:

  • The Grand River Cooperative Procurement Group;
  • The Guelph Cooperative Purchasing Group;
  • The Ontario Government Vendor of Record Program. Through this program, the Ontario Government has contracted with vendors to supply a variety of goods and services which are accessible to public sector buyers, including the City of Cambridge.  For further information visit Ministry of Government and Consumer Services; and
  • Local Authority Services (LAS). For further information and access to LAS request for proposal (RFP) notices, please review the website at
  • Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM). For further information and access to OECM request for proposal (RFP) notices, please review the website at

Surplus Goods

The City utilizes auction houses as well as Govdeals to dispose of surplus goods.

City Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions are applicable, unless other terms and conditions have been agreed to through a formal contract or formal procurement process.