VICTORIA, B.C.—BC Bid’s website just got a major upgrade.
Government officials say the new, modernized site is ready for businesses and public-sector organizations to register.
The site is an online marketplace where public-sector organizations such as municipalities, school districts, health authorities, Crown corporations and the B.C. government can advertise contract opportunities for work in a wide range of sectors and services.
The province explained it has improved search functions, made navigation easier, beefed up security and boosted reliability.
Businesses and suppliers can begin registering on the new BC Bid site right now. Broader public-sector buyers can begin onboarding and creating their accounts on April 28, 2022.
Step-by-step guides are available to help users register and create their accounts. Recordings of information sessions are also available to help users familiarize themselves with the new site.
The new BC Bid uses Ivalua procurement software, a web-based tool that streamlines the way users view and bid on opportunities. The province stated its new system is more transparent and makes it easier for users to post opportunities and for suppliers to respond quickly.
BC Bid anticipates contract opportunities will be posted on the new site as early as June 2022. Users are invited to register earlier so they are ready to bid when opportunities are posted.