DCC announces launch of next phase of its e-procurement solution

Starting in August 2016, DCC will begin accepting online electronic bids (e-bids) for tenders that require bid security, using the service provider MERX, an independent private sector tendering service. E-bids for tenders that do not require bid security are already accepted. Learn more.

For tenders that require bid security, prime contractors will be required to submit either an electronic bid bond (e-bond) or cash security by electronic funds transfer (wire transfer). The requirement for the submission of electronic bid security will be rolled out in the Ontario Region first, with other regions to follow soon after.

Detailed instructions on submitting electronic bid security are available in the Bidders’ guide to electronic bid security at DCC.

For assistance with the transition to electronic bidding and e-bonding, view a recorded webinar presented by the Surety Association of Canada and DCC, as well as an E-bonding presentation dated March 31, 2016.

e-Bidding training sessions

DCC has the following sessions on e-Bidding and industrial security clearances

Date City Address Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Sudbury, Ontario Northeastern Ontario Construction Association
257 Beatty Street
Sudbury, Ontario
P3C 4G1
10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Sault Ste Marie Construction Association
117 White Oak Drive East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
P6B 4J7
9 a.m.

The presentation on electronic bidding given given at previous sessions is also available. Additionally, MERX offers an online tutorial.

More information

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions, or, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact Alain Xatruch, Procurement Specialist, at Alain.Xatruch@dcc-cdc.gc.ca.