Bids and Tenders


The Purchasing Division helps to facilitate the strategic acquisition of goods, services and construction for the municipality.  We strive to obtain the best value for the County and in doing so, encourage competition and ensure we follow principles of fairness, objectivity, transparency and accountability, as reflected in the County’s purchasing process.

Learn more about our purchasing process below, including how to participate in our bid requests.

If you do not find the information you require, please contact Purchasing for further assistance:


Select a topic below for more information
  • Code of Ethics
  • Online Auctions
  • Construction Act

Haldimand County Purchasing Staff are proud members of the Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA) and have adopted the OPBA code of ethics.  The code of ethics promote:

  • Open, fair and transparent processes
  • Employment of Best Practices to facilitate ease of procurement
  • Competence, excellence, efficiency, objectivity and impartiality
  • Continuous development of purchasing excellence​

Haldimand County surplus items are auctioned on an ongoing basis.  Auction listings can be found at:

Due to the extensive changes to the Construction Act (formerly Construction Lien Act), Haldimand County is providing the following supplementary information to assist Vendors during this transition:

The October 1, 2019 Construction Act updates will not apply where:

  • a contract for the improvement was entered into before October 1, 2019; or
  • the procurement process for the improvement was commenced before October 1, 2019

As of October 1, 2019 the Construction Act applies to Improvements and Capital Repairs.

Improvement means, in respect to any land:

  • any alteration, addition or capital repair to the land,
  • any construction, erection or installation on the land, including the installation of industrial, mechanical, electrical or other equipment on the land or on any building, structure or works on the land that is essential to the normal or intended use of the land, building, structure or works, or the complete or partial demolition or removal of any building, structure or works on the land;

Capital Repair  means:

  • any repair intended to extend the normal economic life of the land or of any building, structure or works on the land, or to improve the value or productivity of the land, building, structure or works, but does not include maintenance work performed in order to prevent the normal deterioration of the land, building, structure or works or to maintain the land, building, structure or works in a normal, functional state

Further information regarding the Construction Act can be found here:

Applicable Bid Opportunities will contain further information regarding the Construction Act processes.

Visit Haldimand County’s Vendor Information for details regarding our Proper Invoice.