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Purchasing and Administrative Services Department

The Purchasing division of this department is responsible for the procurement of supplies, services, furniture and equipment required by the Board. Staff also provide guidance and support to schools and administrative departments in the selection and acquisition of furniture, equipment, supplies and services.

The Administrative Services division ensures efficient and timely operation of mail services, as well as ensuring that the Board schools and departments are well served in the areas of central printing services. Our administrative staff in this division ensures that the public is provided with exceptional and courteous reception services at all times. 

Tender Advertising


All opportunities from the Purchasing and Administrative Services Department are advertised electronically on the MERX website.  MERX is the most complete source of Canadian public tenders, private tenders, and private-sector construction news available in Canada. MERX has levelled the playing field so that a business of any size can have easy and affordable access to billions of dollars in contracting opportunities with the Government of Canada (GC) and participating provincial and municipal governments.

Vendor Database Application


The Ottawa Catholic School Board is most eager to select vendors who employ responsive people, are committed to product quality, on time delivery, financial stability, and innovative thinking. The Board explores a broad geographical area to ensure it is receiving the best possible value for the millions of dollars worth of goods and services purchased every year. Download and complete our application form below, and fax or e-mail the completed form to the Purchasing and Administrative Services Department.

Vendor Database Application

Contact Us

Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2224
Fax: 613-224-8881