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Joseph Brant Hospital moves to online procurement service!

The Materials Management team at Joseph Brant Hospital is pleased to announce that we are streamlining our procurement services to allow for a fully-integrated and online e-procurement solution that will allow vendors to view, register and submit proposals entirely online in one quick, easy and convenient location.

About Us

Welcome to JBH Purchasing. Our dedicated team of professionals provide supply chain services, expertise and support to internal customers within JBH as well as our vendor community.

We use leading healthcare supply chain practices to procure quality goods and services for our hospital and patients and achieve best value for your tax dollars.

Using standardized processes that are fair, open and transparent, we select qualified and responsible suppliers and manage supplier performance responsibly and effectively.

Our procurement model leverages our Group Purchasing and Shared Services Partners where opportunities exist.

Some goods and services are procured independently where the Purchasing department issues tenders for Direct Purchases.

For more information please read our Purchasing Policy and Supply Chain Code of Ethics.

Surplus Auction

The Hospital disposes of surplus goods through an Online Auction open to the public.

Group Purchasing and Shared Services Partners

JBH is a member of the following organizations, all of which are contracting agents :

Although pricing and contract terms are confidential, suppliers need to be aware that information will be shared with our contracting agents as required.

Direct Purchases

Competitive Bidding Process

JBH purchases all goods and services in accordance with hospital policy, the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directives, and the Agreement on Internal Trade, all of which require competitive bidding whenever possible

Competitive tenders for goods and services valued at $100,000 or more are posted on Merx, the electronic tendering system used by the hospital. JBH may elect to post tenders publically for values less than $100,000 on a direct basis.

Timeline for posting Competitive Procurements

JBH provides a minimum response time of 15 calendar days for procurement of goods and services valued at $100,000 or more. Often additional response time is offered, particularly for procurements of high complexity, risk, and/or dollar value.

Health and Safety

Suppliers and contractors who provide labour and installation services to the Hospital require proof of Workplace Safety Insurance (WSIB) and a Certificate of Insurance that reflects the minimum level of insurance identified in the tender. Additional health and safety and/or infection control requirements may be needed dependent upon the nature of the services provided.


JBH is committed to providing equal treatment to people with disabilities with respect to the use and benefit of goods, services and facilities in a manner that respects their dignity and that is equitable in relation to the broader public.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), JBH will accommodate for a disability, ensuring full and equitable participation throughout the RFP process.  If a proponent requires information in a different format to accommodate a disability, the proponent shall contact JBH as soon as possible and in any event prior to the Question Deadline. The RFP in the different format will be issued only to the requesting proponent and all addenda will be issued in such different format only to the requesting proponent.

Information and communications (without limitation, documents, materials and presentations) provided to Joseph Brant Hospital in a submission, shall be provided in an AODA compliant format, and conform to World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.

When procuring goods, services and facilities, JBH acquires goods that are reflective of accessibility standards.  Where applicable, Proponents shall incorporate accessibility features into their designs and adhere to JBH’s guidelines or criteria where specified.  Upon request, all training, manuals, instructions or supporting documentation provided to JBH during the term of an agreement shall be made available in an accessible format.

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