Potential Purchasing Savings: register now to access Vendors of Record (VOR)
The OBRC met with a Senior Business Analyst from the Business Practices Unit of MCSS to discuss Vendors of Record. The Province has negotiated contracts, called Vendors of Record, with selected vendors for the supply of commonly used goods and services. The Province is now making 30 of these agreements available to the Broader Public Sector (which includes Transfer Payment Agencies). Included in this list are Software/IT, Cellular Services, Bulk Fuel, Cleaning Supplies, Vehicle purchases, Office Products and Office Furniture. The savings can be substantial so agencies are encouraged to register (see below).
Agencies then have the choice of making purchases through VOR or other vendors through their own procurement process. Any savings realized through the use of VORs are retained by agencies.
To register as a Broader Public Sector purchaser and learn more about the saving opportunities go to http://www.doingbusiness.mgs.gov.on.ca