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Contract Essentials

If you're interested in becoming a BC Housing supplier, please familiarize yourself with our contract essentials.

Contract value thresholds

To meet trade agreement and legislative and policy requirements, we publicly advertise all purchases of goods greater than $25,000 or services greater than $100,000 on MERX and BC Bid. Please note that all public tender submissions must be made through MERX.

For purchases of goods less than $25,000 or services less than $100,000, BC Housing may invite eligible suppliers to submit quotes or bids.

How can I become an eligible supplier?

  1. Arrange to accept direct deposit for payment
  2. Tell us what kind of work you do
  3. Let us know if your organization is a social enterprise or Indigenous business

Depending on the type of work you do for us, and whether you will be working on our sites, we may ask:

  • for proof that you hold $2,000,000 Commercial General Liability
  • that you review a Hazardous Materials Inventory for a property
  • that you have good standing with WorkSafe, and if required,
  • that you complete a Criminal Record Clearance application.

Email purchasing@bchousing.org for more information about your specific requirements.

Agreements

Once we’ve hired your company, we’ll send you a contract. This could be a purchase order or a Master Service Agreement and will include BC Housing's General Terms and Conditions .

Construction contracts are a specific type of contract. They may also include supplementary general conditions. See Construction Contracts for more information.

Supplier performance

Our Supplier Performance Program is designed to:

  • Acknowledge suppliers who perform good work
  • Raise awareness to underperforming suppliers
  • Improve the quality of work provided to meet BC Housing standards

Our Supplier Nonconformance Report and Corrective Action Form assists to track and resolve any performance issues should they arise.