Purchasing at Canadore

Canadore College’s Code of Ethics


Personal Integrity and Professionalism

Individuals involved with Supply Chain Activities must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism.  Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to all Supply Chain Activities within and between Broader Public Sector organizations, suppliers and other stakeholders.  Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment.  Confidential information must be safeguarded.  Participants must not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment, or publicly endorsing supplier or products.


Accountability and Transparency

Supply Chain Activities must be open and accountable.  In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtaining the best value for public money.  All participants must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.


Compliance and Continuous Improvement

Individuals involved with purchasing or other Supply Chain Activities must comply with this Code of Ethics and the laws of Canada and Ontario.  Individuals should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge and skill levels, and to share leading practices.

Canadore College complies with the Ontario Ministry of Finance’s Broader Public Sector Procurement Directives, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), the Canadian-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CFTA), and the Ontario-Quebec Trade and Cooperation Agreement (OQTCA).


Open Opportunities

If you are a vendor and would like to get more information regarding Canadore College’s open solicitations, please visit Bonfire to view all of the College’s current public procurement opportunities

Canadore College also posts public notices on MERX  (search for "Canadore College")


Award Information

In compliance with Chapter 5, Article 516 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), Chapter 19, Article 19.15 of the Canadian-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CFTA), Chapter 9, Article 9.17 of the  Ontario-Quebec Trade and Cooperation Agreement (OQTCA), Canadore College will be publishing award information regarding procurements covered under these agreements on Bonfire.


Collaborative Purchasing

Canadore College has entered into Vendor of Record Agreements with several vendors that cover of a number of goods and services.  These agreements were all established using an existing collaborative agreement from Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), Ontario Ministry of Government Services (MGS), Ontario Colleges Purchasing Managers Association (OCPMA), Ontario University Purchasing Manager Association (OUPMA) or from individual and collaborative Nipissing University/Canadore College led Request for Supplier Qualification (RFSQ) processes.