In general, the majority of tender openings will be done as part of a public process. Bidders and the general public will normally be able to attend the opening. Staff will only provide the names of bidders and the overall bid to the public after an opening. All other information will not be released until such time as Council has made a final decision with regard to the process. However, Council reserves the right, for specific openings, to restrict the process if warranted.


Purchasing By-Law

The Town of Smooth Rock Falls has a Procurement by-law that governs all tenders and requests for proposals.  The purpose of this By-Law is to establish the authority and set out the methods by which Goods, Services or Construction will be purchased and disposed of.  The goals and objectives of this Procurement By-Law are:

  • To encourage competition among suppliers
  • To maximize savings for taxpayers
  • To ensure service and product delivery, quality, efficiency and
  • To ensure fairness among bidders
  • To ensure openness, accountability and transparency while
    protecting the financial best interests of the Town of Smooth Rock
  • To have regard to the accessibility for persons with disabilities to
    the Goods, Services and Construction purchased by the Town of
    Smooth Rock Falls in compliance with the Ontarians With
    Disabilities Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.32; and the Accessibility for
    Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O.
  • To attempt to reduce the amount of solid waste requiring disposal
    through the purchase of environmentally responsible Goods and

To download the full text of the Purchasing By-Law, please click here.