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tenders

All tender information and documents (electronic or hard copy) are now available exclusively through the MERX website at www.metrolinx.merx.com, either for a flat, per-opportunity access fee or on an annual membership fee basis.

To obtain response information on tenders which were opened publicly in the past two (2) weeks. Please visit www.metrolinx.merx.com for individual tenders. All prices listed are exclusive of taxes.

This information is preliminary in nature and unverified. All tender submissions are subject to an administrative and technical review prior to acceptance by Metrolinx.

METROLINX RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL TENDERS; THE LOWEST OR ANY TENDER WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE ACCEPTED

Basic information on publicly tendered projects is available in French on the MERX site here. All Metrolinx tender documents on MERX are currently available in English only. If you wish to obtain information about our tenders in French, please call 416-869-3600. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tender Results and Awards

Metrolinx’s procurement strategies and practices are designed to ensure protection of the public interest, to maximize competitive bidding, to reflect public sector purchasing best practices, and to promote accessibility by qualified vendors to this agency’s business and procurement processes.

On a going forward basis for all procurement processes closed and awarded after January 1, 2017, bid results, award information and basic documentation will be made available through the following link and will be updated on a regular basis.

Prior to January 1, 2017, Metrolinx made available limited award result information. This historical data will remain accessible for archive purposes but will not be further updated.

For any further inquiries, please contact vendors@metrolinx.com

Important Vendor Information

Doing Business with Metrolinx

Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario reporting through the Ministry of Transportation. As a public sector entity, we maximize the use of competitive processes to obtain goods and services for the corporation. Metrolinx rigorously adheres to the guiding public sector principles of conducting all procurement activities in a fair, open and transparent manner in accordance with Provincial directives and our own policies and procedures. There are the two different ways to participate in bidding on Metrolinx goods and services supply opportunities.

One is to bid on publicly advertised projects. Initiatives that meet this requirement are regularly posted on the Merx e-tendering website. There you will find a list of all current opportunities related to Metrolinx contracting events. Any firm can obtain documents and, as appropriate to the requirement, bid on these opportunities. Check there regularly to see if there are any projects that might be of interest to your firm.

You will be able to see vendor lists under each tender opportunity on MERX showing what other companies have downloaded documents and may also be considering bidding on this project. In order to see the bidder listing, you will need to register first (free of charge to do so, just your basic company information is required). If you only want to “look” at a bidders list, then select “Pay As You Go” when requested to select a “Subscription type”. This will not require you to provide any credit card or payment information. This is the option that allows you to see Plan Taker’s lists for free. You can also download tender documents either on a Merx Pay As You Go Subscription or on an Annual Subscription. The latter allows unlimited document downloads for a 12-month period for all public Metrolinx Tenders, but this type of subscription should only be selected if you plan to download multiple opportunities per year.

Also, as an Agency of the Government of Ontario, we have access to the Provincial Vendor of Record agreements established by the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services which gives us access to volume pricing discounts on a variety of services currently used within the Provincial Government. Learn more about the VOR agreements (administered by the Government of Ontario).

2019/20 Annual Procurement Plan

The Metrolinx Annual Procurement Plan (APP) comprises estimates of what each business unit plans to procure throughout the coming fiscal year. Despite best efforts to forecast for the year, the static list may not accurately reflect tenders eventually issued by/on behalf of Metrolinx, including those managed by Infrastructure Ontario.

The plan supports:

  • continuous alignment and integration with the Metrolinx Business Plan
  • resource planning
  • transparency and general opportunity outlook for sharing with vendors, associations

For any questions on the Annual Procurement Plan, please contact us at vendors@metrolinx.com

Authorized Engagement of Vendors

Before any Vendor is engaged to do work for Metrolinx, the Business Unit which requires the work must obtain internal approval and ensure a contract, purchase order, or an amendment to either is formalized, and that it documents price, scope of work, schedule and other terms related to the work (“Formal Agreement”). Without the required approval and a Formal Agreement in place, Business Units are not authorized to engage Vendors to do work.

All Metrolinx Vendors are being instructed not to proceed with work without a fully executed Formal Agreement, or Vendors risk not being paid for work performed.

Implementing a Formal Agreement prior to commencing work is mandatory and protects both parties while reducing Metrolinx and a Vendor’s financial risk.

If you require additional information, please contact vendors@Metrolinx.com.

Additional Information


Last updated 02/01/2019