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Trillium Lakelands District School Board Modernizes Procurement
with Biddingo.com
21st Century Procurement Saves Education Dollars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, ON, November 3, 2010 - In a concerted effort to increase purchasing efficiencies, and ensure compliance with the Agreement on Internal Trade to be open, fair and transparent, Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) has partnered with Biddingo.com, Canada’s leading electronic tendering solutions provider. Dick Kearns, Purchasing Manager at TLDSB initiated this partnership with Biddingo.com to assist the Board in providing vendors with a timely and cost saving mechanism to view and bid on the Board’s opportunities.

Mr. Kearns adds that all vendors must now complete TLDSB’s online vendor application at www.Biddingo.com/tldsb, to be invited to bid on its procurement opportunities. Existing and any suppliers interested in doing business with the TLDSB can now access its formal competitive bid opportunities, bid documents, document takers lists, and bid results exclusively through Biddingo.com.

“We’re excited about TLDSB joining the other school boards that have selected Biddingo.com as their preferred electronic tendering solution. This initiative will strengthen the value of our service by providing suppliers with one-stop access to bid opportunities from TLDSB and more than 1,000 other public sector organizations (PSOs) across Canada,” says Daryl Chong, General Manager of Biddingo.com.

Mr. Chong further notes “Biddingo.com’s electronic tendering solution allows PSOs to meet procurement mandates, and connects them to more than 80,000 local and national suppliers. This widespread exposure results in the best competition in pricing and quality for these buyers, which translates into efficient spending of our tax dollars.”

Trillium Lakelands DSB encompasses the City of Kawartha Lakes, the County of Haliburton, and the District Municipality of Muskoka. With approximately 18,000 students, Trillium Lakelands District School Board has 41 elementary schools, 7 secondary schools, 6 adult education centres, and a well-attended Virtual Learning Centre. Its Corporate Office is located in Lindsay and a Board Office is located in Bracebridge.

Biddingo.com is Canada’s leading electronic tendering solutions provider that specializes in bid broadcasting, electronic bid document distribution, online vendor applications and online pre-qualifications. More than 1,000 Municipal, Academic, School Board, Healthcare, Housing, Construction, and Crown organizations have selected Biddingo.com as their preferred solution to connect with suppliers. More than 80,000 small, medium and large sized enterprises rely on Biddingo.com’s bid matching services to locate bid opportunities from these buyers.

For more information about the services offered by Biddingo, please visit www.biddingo.com or contact Customer Care at:

Telephone:     (416) 756-0955
Fax:                  (416) 756-9294
Email:               info@biddingo.com

For more information about Trillium Lakelands District School Board business opportunities, please visit www.tldsb.ca  or contact Purchasing at:

Telephone:     (705) 324-6776 (extension 22198)
Fax:                  (705) 324-9516
Email:               purchasing@tldsb.on.ca