Why should I become a BIDS subscriber?
Becoming a BIDS subscriber allows you to have business opportunities
delivered to your doorstep without having to search for opportunities
or worry that you missed opportunities.
Even if you are not interested in bidding on tenders, becoming
a subscriber and having the ability to view opportunities,
gives you the advantage of being aware of what is happening
in your industry. You will be able to view what types
of opportunities are becoming available in your industry,
who your competitors are, and who’s being awarded contracts
and for what amounts (awards and amounts are available when
provided by the buying agency).
2. What kinds of opportunities are available from
Opportunities are available from the oil and gas industry,
health care, educational institutions, private corporations,
municipalities, public corporations and the majority of provincial
governments. You select the categories from our list
of goods and services that are most related to your business
and we will send you the related tenders.
3. How can I find out what type of products and services
are in each category so that I know which categories are of
interest to me?
Once you have a rough idea of the categories you may be interested
in, you can email those categories to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax us at 506-457-7113, and we will fax you a detailed
list of what is in those specific categories. Please provide
us with your fax number.
4. I’m afraid I will miss out on opportunities
and I don’t have time to search for new tenders. Do
I have to search your site everyday to view new opportunities?
No, you do not have to do daily searches. With our BIDS Alert
Service, you tell us your categories of interest and we will
automatically send you all the opportunities related to those
categories. You no longer have to search for opportunities
nor worry about missed opportunities.
5. We are only interested in receiving opportunities
for the province in which we are located and/or for specific
agencies. Can we stop receiving tender opportunities from
Yes, with our exclusion option, you can stop receiving tender
information from specific geographic areas and/or agencies.
Just let us know which areas you want to receive opportunities
from and we will only send you tenders for that corresponding
geographic area or agency. Of course as a BIDS subscriber,
all tenders from all areas are still always available to you.
6. After I order a set of tender documents, how will
I find out if there are any changes or addenda to the documents
I have ordered?
When you purchase a document set from BIDS (addenda are included
with your bid document set) you will be asked for both a phone
number and a fax number. This information is recorded so we
can advise you of any changes to the documents you ordered.
Unlike other services, BIDS does NOT charge extra (for addenda
up to 6 pages) for this service.
7. Can I change my categories or even my subscription
type after my subscription has started?
Yes, your categories and/or subscription type can be changed
at any time. All you need to do is call, fax, or email
us any changes you would like and your request will be processed
within 24 hours. However, if you require more categories
beyond 3 you will be charged $25 for each extra category.
8. How can I learn about the terms and conditions
Terms and conditions are relatively similar however each individual
tender may have it’s own specific terms and conditions.
Click here to view the terms
and conditions for each specific agency and various trade