About Procurement Services

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Statements of Ethics


Procurement Services strives for the highest standard of ethical practice in all business relationships with suppliers/contractors. As such, we comply with the ethical codes of the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), Ontario Public Buyers Association and the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).


The staff of Procurement Services, in keeping with these codes of ethics, do not accept gratuities in any form.


SCMA Code of Ethics for Professionals in the Field of Supply Chain Management


As a professional body, the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) has a duty to provide guidance to its affiliated Institutes/Corporation and their members on the standards of behaviour and ethical conduct with respect to membership in SCMA. As professionals in supply chain management, members are obliged to comply with the Code of Ethics (the Code) prescribed by SCMA and adopted by the Institutes/Corporation to uphold the integrity of the profession, the Institutes/Corporation and SCMA as a whole.


OPBA Statement of Ethics for Public Purchasers


The Ontario Public Buyers Association's Code of Ethics is based upon the following tenets and members of OPBA attempt to consistently practice their profession and deal with their day-to-day responsibilities according to these principles. Members are encouraged to display this statement in their departments as well as in other locations in their agencies. Click


NIGP Code of Ethics


The Institute believes, and it is a condition of membership, that the following ethical principles should govern the conduct of every person employed by a public-sector procurement or materials management organization. Click


Bid Opportunities


Visit our Bid Opportunities Portal Click to create an account, view bids or register as a plan taker.


Co-operative Purchasing


The City of Vaughan along with all other York Region Municipalities, School Boards, York Regional Police and Children's Aid Society are members of the York Purchasing Co-operative. Member Agencies realize savings by combining individual requirements and seeking bids for larger volumes of goods and services.


Procurement Services Hours of Operations


Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments may be arranged from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Corporate Procurement Policy


We believe in, and actively promote, an open, transparent, competitive environment that benefits the purchaser and the supplier. We purchase goods and services and construction related projects, capital equipment based on definitive specifications, quality of products and service, advantageous price and delivery practices, and value-added features which enable City staff to deliver quality services to the residents of Vaughan in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Click here to view the Corporate procurement policy.