Doing Business with the City
How Do I Sell to the City of New Westminster?
The goal of the Purchasing Division of the Corporation of the City of New Westminster is to procure goods and services for the City which represent the "best value" for the city and its taxpayers. Best value includes many characteristics including but not limited to: availability, suitability, serviceability, transportation, required training, warranty, design, overall life cycle cost implications, and other significant applicable characteristics. With each individual purchase these characteristics can change.
The types of goods and services we procure are too numerous to list in full, but some examples are: vehicles, heavy duty equipment, parts, pipe, road construction, water and sewer services, computer equipment, office products and machines, consulting services, building and grounds maintenance services, firefighting apparatus and equipment, first aid supplies, and printing services.
The City of New Westminster conducts its procurement needs under the guidelines set out in the new Procurement Policy amended by City Council on November 18, 2013.
The following thresholds are identified in the Procurement Policy to set competition levels for each acquisition of a good or service.
Under $15,000 – One quote
$15,000 to $75,000 – Minimum three quotes
Above $75,000 – Public competition with opportunity advertised on BC Bid and the City’s website
The City of New Westminster posts notices of competitive bid opportunities on the BC Bid website. Please note that the City only issues notices on BC Bid; all bid documents and addenda are hosted on the City’s website only.