City divisions

Purchasing & Materials Management

The City of Toronto represents one of the largest single purchasers of material, supplies, equipment and services in Ontario. Our primary function is to supply all divisions and designated agencies, boards and commissions of the City with the best value and service possible for public monies spent, at all times maintaining the highest standards of business ethics in our dealings with suppliers.

The procurement function is accomplished by competitive bidding based on pre-determined specifications. We also handle the sale of obsolete or salvageable material, warehousing and distribution, and quality control on purchased goods and services by the City.