Information and how to participate

In accordance with the BPS Directive, Fanshawe College posts an announcement about all procurement events with a total value of over $100,000 on the MERX website at the following link:

For more information, MERX can be reached at 1-800-964-6379.

Fanshawe College uses Bonfire sourcing software to distribute procurement documents and receive submissions for procurement events.  Suppliers are encouraged to create an account at no cost on the Bonfire website in order to view publically posted procurement events.  Accounts can be set up at the following website.

The Fanshawe College Bonfire portal can be found at the following link:

For more information, Bonfire can be reached at 1-800-354-8010.

Collaborative Agreements

Fanshawe College has access to and uses various collaborative procurement opportunities and contracts.  Under the BPS Directive the College has a duty to ensure that all such collaborative events have been run in a fair and transparent manner in accordance with all trade treaties, legislation and directives before participating.  

Examples of entities running such events are;

Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS)

Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM)

Ontario Colleges Purchasing Managers Association (OCPMA)

Ontario University Purchasing Management Association (OUPMA)  

Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO)

Elgin Middlesex Oxford Purchasing Cooperative (EMOP)

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