The HRPS Purchasing Services unit consists of public procurement professionals who research and acquire supplies, equipment and services for the Police Service and who ensure that purchasing activities in excess of $5,000 are performed in accordance with the requirements of The Regional Municipality of Halton Police Services Board's Purchasing By-law 2016-001 (as amended).
The Unit is also responsible for the contract administration of the Police Service’ many contracts for the supply of goods and/or services including the granting of security clearances to the various contractors’ workers. They also manage all public procurement functions as these are centralized within the police service to the Purchasing Services Unit.
The procurement professionals are members of the Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA) which promotes simplified standards and specifications. In addition, they are members of two (2) co-operative purchasing groups – the Halton Co-operative Purchasing Group (HCPG) and the Police Co-operative Purchasing Group (PCPG) which is a subcommittee of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). These co-operative purchasing groups are dedicated to providing optimum value and resources to its member agencies and to the client groups within the Service through innovative and progressive co-operative procurement processes. The professionals are responsible for monitoring the changing market conditions and applicable trade agreements. As a Non-Ontario Public Sector client of the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the Vendor of Record Agreements and Volume Licensing Agreements are reviewed regularly to take advantage of opportunities for potential savings for the Service and the taxpayers of Halton.
Bid opportunities in excess of $35,000 but not exceeding $100,000 are issued to appropriate bidders identified on the bidders list to participate in an invitational Request for Quotations procurement process.
Open market bid opportunities in excess of $100,000 are available on the Halton Region’s bidsandtenders website.
Vendors wishing to be added to the Bidders List may send a detailed email to: Purchasing@HaltonPolice.ca