Welcome to the Halifax Regional Municipality Bid Opportunities Website

Effective May 1, 2023, all public Invitations to tender, requests for quotation and requests for proposals for the Halifax Regional Municipality will be posted on this bids&tenders website. 

Vendor Registration

If you are not a current subscriber to bids&tenders™, you will need to subscribe as a vendor to receive notice of bid opportunities and submit bids to Halifax Regional Municipality.

Vendor accounts should be created using the vendors complete legal name.

If you do not already have a bids&tenders account, you can create one here. Bidders are solely responsible for ensuring their vendor account information is kept current

After creating a vendor account with bids&tenders™, bidders may select commodity codes for the goods and services they are interested in supplying to the Municipality, and the bidding system will notify them by email when bid opportunities match their selection(s).

For step by step instructions on how to use bids&tenders™ please refer to the Vendor Guide.

Applicable Legislation

The Halifax Regional Municipality is subject to the Nova Scotia Public Procurement Act and the following Trade Agreements:

  • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
  • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Notices for public invitations to tender, requests for quotation and requests for proposal with an estimated value exceeding applicable Trade Agreement thresholds are also posted on the Nova Scotia Public Tenders website

Procurement Support:

If you have questions about a specific bid opportunity, please direct your inquiry to the contact listed in the bid document.

If you have general questions about Halifax Regional Municipality’s procurement practices, please contact the Procurement Department via email to procure@halifax.ca

General Information on the Municipality’s procurement policies and processes can be accessed on Halifax Regional Municipality’s Procurement website.

Technical Support:

If you encounter technical issues, please contact support@bidsandtenders.ca

WCB and WCB Safety Certified 

When required by the solicitation, WCB-eligible entities who bid on publicly tendered Municipal solicitations must be in good standing with the Nova Scotia Workers Compensation Board or WorkSafeNB at the time of bidding

All contractors who bid on publicly tendered Municipal construction projects must be WCB Safety Certified or have an acceptable equivalent accreditation from another jurisdiction at the time of bidding.

Bid Security

When any form of security or bond is required by the solicitation, only verifiable electronic bonds (e-Bonds) will be accepted. The Municipality does not accept bid or any other security in the form of certified cheques, irrevocable letter of credit or cash.

Notice of Participation in Cooperative Buying Groups

HRM strives for procurement transparency and best value for citizens and at times will take part in the following Collaborative Groups or Buying Groups:

  1. Procurements conducted by the Province of Nova Scotia including Nova Scotia MASH Sector Entities: For further information and access to Public Sector tender notices in the Province of Nova Scotia, please review the Nova Scotia Public Tenders website.
  2. Procurements eligible under the Canadian Collaborative Procurement Initiative (CCPI): For further information and access to Government of Canada tender notices, please review the CanadaBuys website.
  3. Procurements conducted by the Canoe Procurement of Group of Canada: For further information, please review the Canoe Procurement Group of Canada website.
  4. Procurements conducted by Kinetic GPO: For further information please review the Kinetic GPO website.

Current Opportunities

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

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