The Purchasing Department seeks competitive procurement whenever practical and encourages supplier competition. Our purchasing team works with the College end-users regarding the acquisition of goods and services to ensure that we are fair, open and transparent in the marketplace.

The College participates in several buying groups and collaborative initiatives to obtain the best value for the college:

OECM – Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace
KCPG – Kawartha Collaborative Purchasing Group
MGS – Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
OCPMA – Ontario College Procurement Management Association
OUPMA – Ontario University Procurement Management Association

In accordance with the BPS Directive, CETA, and CFTA, Fleming College posts an announcement about all procurement events with a total value equal to or exceeding $100,000.00 on the MERX and BIDDINGO websites.

Fleming College uses their Bonfire Portal to distribute procurement documents and receive responses to solicitations (ITT’s, RFP’s, RFQ’s, RFSQ’s, etc.).

There may be circumstances where competitive procurement can’t be used. A procurement exemption may be permitted provided it meets the criteria in a non-competitive exception or provision of the applicable trade agreement.