Supply Management

The Supply Management Division manages all goods and services required by City departments, including acquisition, disbursement and disposal, in accordance with City of Thunder Bay By-Law #113-2011 as amended.

Also read our list of items that do not require a purchase order.

The City uses two bid posting sites. Register/sign-up for an account within the site that relates to your appropriate category, or Log In if you already have an account. Documents are no longer available at Supply Management.

Goods or services

View bid opportunities for goods or services

By registering with bids&tendersTM you will be notified of new postings matching your vendor categories.

Construction or engineering

View bid opportunities for construction or engineering

You can create custom searches with BestBidz to view new and changed postings, and alerts.
For assistance with BestBidz call Construction Association of Thunder Bay at 807-622-9645.


Group tenders

The City of Thunder Bay participates in buying group tenders, including:

Fair wage policy

On all Industrial Commercial Institutional Construction contracts with the City, every contractor and sub-contractor shall pay or provide wages, benefits and hours of work to their employees, in accordance with the City of Thunder Bay Fair Wage Policy for ICI Contracts and the Fair Wage Schedule of The Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay.

Failure to comply with the Fair Wage Policy may result in restricted ability to bid on City construction tenders.


  • Four stores providing inventory control and centralized stocking of items common to City departments
  • Operation of two commercial weigh scales
  • Operation of seven refueling stations for City vehicles

Printing + imaging services

If you require a PDF in an accessible format, contact our Municipal Accessibility Specialist at 807-625-2240 or email

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