• Real Estate – Vendors of Record and Vendor Performance

    IO manages various Vendor of Record (VOR) arrangements for services delivered to all of our business lines. Amongst these VOR arrangements, we have established and continue to manage Vendors of Record that are frequently accessed by the Project Management Service Providers (PMSP) to support their projects and periodically by our Direct Delivery Project Services group for their projects. These include VOR arrangements for general contracting services, engineering and technical services, as well as architectural and interior design services.

    Prequalification for a Vendor of Record involves an open market first-stage procurement which assesses qualifications and capabilities. Qualified vendors are then eligible to bid, on a random invitational basis, to provide services through a second-stage bid call. The bid call applies evaluation criteria that can be tailored to the specific assignment, ensuring best value for money to the province. Administration of the random invitational mechanism and bidding process is currently maintained through Biddingo.

    • For information on IO's current VOR Renewal please click here.

    Vendor Performance Program

    Vendors retained pursuant to certain VOR arrangements are subject to our Vendor Performance Program.

    The Vendor Performance Program is an important component of our procurement/contract management framework. The purpose of the program is to monitor performance of vendors within our supply chain to ensure the responsible management of our projects.

    The program measures a vendor’s past performance and uses that rating in assessing their bids on our future work. This promotes a culture of high performance amongst our suppliers.

    • Please find a current guide to our Vendor Performance Program here.

    Please note that Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) projects are subject to a separate Vendor Performance Program.  Details about the AFP Vendor Performance program can be found here.

    For general procurement questions or for questions regarding the procurement process for Vendors of Record or our Vendor Performance Program, please visit our Contact Us webpage.