The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
Tenders and RFP's
Welcome to the Purchasing Section of the Treasury Department!
The City of St. Thomas Purchasing Department operates on the basis that competitive markets will provide taxpayers with the best products and services available to meet our needs.
We do not discriminate in favour of any particular type of supplier. When examining prices, quotes and tenders, consideration is given to several factors, including price, quality, performance, services offered and delivery.
Purchasing Policy and Procedures are determined by the Purchasing By-Law (No. 69-2016) which has been approved by City Council and is mandatory for all City Departments.
The City of St. Thomas Purchasing Department maintains membership in the following Associations.
Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA)
The Ontario Public Buyer's Association is a not-for-profit volunteer organization representing purchasing professionals who spend public funds. It promotes public purchasing through a variety of initiatives and services that result in the best possible value for every tax dollar.
Elgin Middlesex Oxford Purchasing Co-operative (EMOP)
EMOP formed in 1998 is the result of merging the three former southwestern Ontario Purchasing Co-operatives - Elgin/St. Thomas, London/Middlesex and Oxford. EMOP now has over 40 public agencies as members.
The major Function of this organization is co-operative ventures as a means of reducing costs and services by permitting purchasing in larger volumes and at lower unit prices and by avoiding possible duplication of effort.
The Purpose of this Group is to promote efficiency, economy and effectiveness in the purchasing management field by: jointly inviting tenders, standardizing specifications, exchanging market information.
A listing of all member agencies and contacts as well as EMOP's Constitution and Terms of Reference are available on the on the City of London website, under the Finance Department, Purchasing Division, www.london.ca.
Training required for City suppliers of Goods & Services
Businesses and individuals that the City of St. Thomas has contracted to provide goods or services to customers must ensure that their employees are trained on providing accessible customer service. This includes construction workers, consultants and more. In general, any person or organization that does business with the City of St. Thomas should receive training. There are many training resources available that can be used at no charge.
For more information please review the City's Accessibility Policy.
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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