Selling to the City

Purchasing

The City of Courtenay is dedicated to conducting procurement activities fairly, honestly and openly, ensuring respect for all parties involved. 

The City of Courtenay’s Purchasing Division is responsible for purchasing materials, supplies, equipment and services as needed by the various City departments. We procure as economically as possible considering price, environmental accountability, quality, and service life, ensuring the City of Courtenay’s taxpayers receive the best overall value. 

How To Become a City Vendor

Contact the Purchasing Division at purchasing@courtenay.ca or forward to City of Courtenay Purchasing Division, 830 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2J7 and provide company information including products and services.  

The City maintains active records of vendor information made available to City departments. The City reserves the right to remove any vendor from our records at any time.

Vendors working for the City on our premises will be required to acquire and submit valid insurance, a business license, WorkSafe BC and other Occupational Health and Safety documentation in a format acceptable to the City.

How The City Conducts Purchasing Business

The City uses  a number of methods to acquire the goods and services it requires:

  1. For all purchases under $2,500, the employee name and department must be clearly stated on the packing slip and invoice.
  2. Purchases between $2,500 and $25,000 require quotations.
  3. Purchases over $25,000 are conducted by a formal electronic bidding process.
  4. The City has strict policies against employees accepting gifts or other gratuities from vendors.

We welcome your inquiries at 250-334-4441 from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday or at purchasing@courtenay.ca