The City of Ottawa has changed its processes for in-person tender submissions.
Beginning in June, there will be an envelope drop-off chute at 100 Constellation, 4th floor W., to receive tenders, completed forms of tender and insurance requests.
“This chute will be similar to those found at libraries and banks; tenders will be safeguarded by an anti-removal flap, the General Contractors Association of Ottawa (GCAO) said in a membership memo. “The drop-off chute will be locked each business day promptly at 3:01 pm and will re-open following the public tender opening.”
The city’s supply staff will time-stamp all packages when they are submitted. “To take a photo of your time-stamped tender as proof of submission, please use the call button to speak directly with a supply representative.”
Should your submission be too large to fit in the chute, or you require the return of your submission prior to the tender close, please use the call button. The call button is also available to accept deliveries and to respond to general inquiries.
A telephone will also be available at the entrance which may be used to contact procurement officers and buyers, accounts payable representatives and insurance clerks.