is an electronic publisher that distributes tenders and tender
information to subscribers on behalf of public and corporate
BIDS is a privately owned company with its head office in
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The corporate name is
Tendering Publications Ltd. (TPL).
BIDS was founded in the 1970’s as a twice-weekly magazine
listing all tenders issued by the Province of New Brunswick.
In the mid 90’s, BIDS moved to electronic publishing,
offering tenders and tender information via email, fax and
In 1996, the company expanded its operations to other jurisdictions
by licensing independently owned and operated businesses to
use the BIDS systems. These franchises service local
buyers and subscribers. Currently there are three offices
– BIDS Newfoundland, BIDS Nova Scotia, BIDS New Brunswick
(operated by Tendering Publications Ltd.).
BIDS will always bring its customers a variety of business
opportunities from a broad spectrum of buyers, and new bidding
opportunities become available on a daily basis.
"I find the service via e-mail, fast, up to date, efficient, and reliable with the information and opportunities to quote on new and existing business. Hard to imagine how I operated without it" - Bob Carruthers, Ultramar Canada Ltd