Welcome to the City of Nanaimo's bid opportunities website

Effective July 19, 2021, the City of Nanaimo has moved to bids&tenders for digital procurement management. 

Competitive bid documents, addenda and award information is posted on this website. 

This site allows Bidders to create a Bidding System Vendor account. 

After creating a bidding system vendor account with bids&tenders, you can select commodity categories for goods and services you supply and the bidding system will notify you by email of the bid opportunities matching your commodity categories selection(s).

Bidders are solely responsible for ensuring their Vendor account information is accurate and kept current. 

The City of Nanaimo does not charge any document, project or administrative fees to Bidders. In order to submit a bid, Bidders are required to create a Bidding System Vendor Account but are not required to pay an annual subscription fee in order to submit a bid. 

For step by step instructions on how to create an Account, please refer to the Vendor Guide


Purchasing Support
To learn more about City of Nanaimo Procurement refer to our website. The City's Procurement Policy outlines our Council approved procurement policy and processes. 

If you have questions about a specific bid opportunity, please direct your inquiry to the contact listed in the bid document. You may also contact the City of Nanaimo Purchasing Department by calling (250) 756-5319. 

Technical Support
For detailed instructions on how to create an account or support, please refer to the bids&tenders vendor support portal

If you encounter technical issues, please contact bids&tenders support at support@bidsandtenders.ca or 1 (800) 594-4798. 

Viewing Bids 

Open bids appear below, however by using the status dropdown list you may search historical or planned bids by selecting a status such as closed, planned, awarded, cancelled, etc.

Notice of Participation with Buying Groups 

For public notice, as required by the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), the City of Nanaimo intends to participate in one or more procurements conducted by the following cooperative buying groups:

  • British Columbia Petroleum Product Buying Group (BCPPBG)
  • British Columbia Provincial Corporate Supply Agreements (CSA)
  • Sourcewell

The following is a list of our current online bid opportunities. Please refer to the Bid Status column in the list to determine if the bid is open, closed or awarded.

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