DCC expands its e-procurement solution to goods and maintenance services

Starting in mid-February 2018, DCC will begin accepting online electronic bids (e-bids) for the procurement of goods and maintenance services, using the service provider MERX, an independent private sector tendering service. E-bids for construction tenders, including those tenders that require bid security, are already accepted. Learn more.

Electronic bid security

For procurements where e-bids are accepted and bid security is required, bidders are required to submit either an electronic bid bond (e-bond) or cash security by electronic funds transfer (wire transfer). The requirement for the submission of e-bids and electronic bid security is clearly identified in MERX.

Detailed instructions on submitting electronic bid security are available in the Bidders’ guide to electronic bid security at DCC.

For assistance with the transition to electronic bidding and e-bonding, view a recorded webinar presented by the Surety Association of Canada and DCC, as well as an E-bonding presentation dated March 31, 2016.

e-Bidding training

A presentation on electronic bidding given at a previous training session is available. Additionally, MERX publishes a user guide as well as training videos for suppliers.

More information

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions, or, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact Andrew Ross, Procurement Law Specialist, at Andrew.Ross@dcc-cdc.gc.ca.