The NWMO spends a significant portion of its annual budget to acquire goods and services. A quality procurement process enables us to receive value for money, while ensuring suppliers are treated fairly and ethically.
It is our practice to acquire goods and services that result in supply arrangements at the most effective net cost, in the correct quantities, of the appropriate quality, and from the most responsive and reliable source. As part of our procurement process, we seek to maximize our use of local capable suppliers from municipalities and First Nation and Métis communities in areas engaged in the APM site selection process.
For many of our procurement needs, the NWMO uses an online portal, Biddingo.com, to coordinate the procurement process and to allow suppliers to view and bid on opportunities. We may also use local advertisements and direct solicitations to reach out to local suppliers in municipalities and First Nation and Métis communities.
Many NWMO Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are posted on the electronic tendering board at www.biddingo.com/nwmo.
Biddingo offers a number of services:
- Suppliers who purchase an annual subscription can download unlimited RFP documents from any buying organization registered on Biddingo. Biddingo offers a 30-day trial.
- Non-subscribers have the option to purchase and download individual RFP documents. Suppliers can register with Biddingo to receive opportunity alerts by e-mail. This service is free of charge.
Suppliers must be registered on biddingo.com to download original RFP documents and receive notification of addenda by email.