Welcome to Lakehead District School Board Purchasing Department’s Bid Opportunity Info“Bid Opportunities” webpage. This webpage provides access to ALL LDSB’s procurement opportunities.

LDSB will, at its discretion:

  • Issue “Invitational” Tenders, RFP’s, Quotes, and other bid opportunities directly to suppliers.
  • Advertise and post bid documents on LDSB Bid Opportunities website only. Bid submissions will be received in hard copy format.
  • Advertise on “bids&tenders”. Bid submissions will be received in electronic format. 
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Purchasing’s new electronic bidding system “bids&tenders” is a fully integrated online software tool launching in two (2)  Phases.

  • Phase one (1) allowing vendors to view, register and download online.
  • Phase two (2) allowing vendors to submit bids entirely online.

Each opportunity provides a link that will either take you directly to the bid document for download, OR directly to “bids&tenders” to preview and obtain the document.

Through “bids&tenders” vendors will be able to preview bid opportunities across Canada, register, download, and submit bids entirely online in one quick, easy and convenient location.  By registering and creating a Bidding System Vendor Account through paid subscription, Bidders can select commodity code(s) for goods and services for automatic email notification of bid opportunities matching their commodity code selection.

Vendor registration, support and training can be accessed by visiting www.bidsandtenders.ca.

Bidders are responsible for ensuring their Vendor Account information is kept current. 

Lakehead District School Board encourages open, competitive bidding on all acquisition of goods and services where practical. We believe that an open, competitive bidding environment benefits both Lakehead District School Board and its suppliers.

Our objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Obtaining the best price and best value for goods and services
  • Selecting responsive and responsible suppliers
  • Securing the most cost-effective terms and conditions to assure proper and adequate supply
  • Fostering open and fair competition

Co-Operative Purchasing

We are a member of the Lakehead Purchasing Consortium, which is dedicated to providing optimum value and resources to its member agencies through innovative and progressive co-operative purchasing.


Lakehead District School Board is committed to identifying, removing and preventing barriers for people who have disabilities. Bidders can request our “Bid Opportunities” documents in accessible formats by emailing your request to accessibility@lakeheadschools.ca.

Please include in your request; your name, phone number, e-mail address, the name of the document you are requesting and your preferred format.

Purchasing Dept Contact Information

Our business hours are Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All salespersons visits are received by appointment only.

Supervisor of Purchasing
Gerrie (Geraldine) Tennant
Dave Stewart
Julie Langen
Tara Heerema

Lakehead District School Board
2135 Sills Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7E 5T2
E-mail: purchase@lakeheadschools.ca

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