Doing Business with ONTC

Ontario Northland (ONTC) is committed to acquiring goods and services through procurement processes that are fair, open, and transparent while ensuring that procurements are geographically neutral and accessible to all qualified vendors. With a focus on moving forward and a goal to be a valued leader in transportation for the next 100 years, Ontario Northland is continuously improving its procurement strategies and processes, applying purchasing best practices.

Current vendors looking for assistance can reach out to


Sales and Tenders

Vendors looking to participate in the supply of high valued goods and services with ONTC (i.e., valued at $100,000 or more) can do so through bidding on ONTC’s publicly advertised opportunities. These open competitive opportunities are posted on this page and on MERX. Vendor electronic bid submissions for ONTC’s open competitive procurements are completed through MERX, unless the RFx Data Sheet explicitly states an alternative method of submission.

RFx files are available in English only, however, French documents can be requested by emailing

ONTC will post contract award notifications for goods and services valued at $100,000 or more following the execution of the agreement with the successful vendor(s). All vendors who have participated in an RFx procurement are entitled to receive a debriefing for procurements valued at $100,000 or more. Debrief requests must be received within 60 days following notification of the contract award.

ONTC would like to encourage vendors to routinely check MERX and this page for current procurement opportunities.

Joint Procurements

ONTC may participate in joint procurements with other public sector entities to obtain the best possible value for every tax dollar.

ONTC, as an Agency of the Government of Ontario, is a participating member of the enterprise-wide Vendor of Record (VOR) arrangements and Volume Licensing Agreements (VLAs), as established by the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (MPBSD) and Supply Chain Ontario (SCO). These VOR and VLA arrangements are available to Ontario Public Sector (OPS) Clients and Non-OPS Clients as defined in the Operational Guidelines for Use of Enterprise-wide Vendor of Record Arrangements and Volume Licensing Agreements by OPS Clients and Non-OPS Clients.

ONTC is also a member of Kinetic GPO which is a cooperative purchasing organization established for public sector entities across Canada, with the specific purpose of reducing procurement costs by leveraging the purchasing power of group buying. ONTC intends to participate in one or more procurements conducted by Kinetic GPO between the dates of April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.

For further information and access to Kinetic GPO solicitation notices, please review the website at