BC Bid for suppliers
The BC Bid application is open for suppliers to submit bids on all solicitation types.
Register for BC Bid
To access BC Bid, you will need to register for an account. Start by reviewing the checklist below, and follow the steps outlined in Prepare & Register for BPS Suppliers.
If you have questions during this process, please contact the BC Bid Help Desk.
Step 1: Determine who your Supplier Admin will be
Before anyone in your organization registers in BC Bid, it is important to decide who will hold the Supplier Admin role, because the first person who registers will automatically be assigned this account management role.
For an overview of the Supplier Admin role responsibilities, please see the Additional Info on the Supplier Guide page. If needed, the Supplier Admin can transfer the role to a different Additional User within your BC Bid supplier account.
Step 2: Review business processes
You may need to adapt some of your business processes when using BC Bid to take advantage of new features and improved functions.
Review commodity codes lists
BC Bid uses the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC). Please note, BC Bid does not utilize all UNSPSC Commodity codes. Commodity codes used in BC Bid are searchable in the application.
You can find more information about the UNSPSC classification structure at https://www.unspsc.org. To determine which UNSPSC codes you can use based on your GSIN codes, see the GSIN to UNSPSC commodity code mapping (XLSM, 331.5KB) document.
To register, you will need a Business BCeID and agree to the BC Bid terms and conditions before setting up your new account.
Get a Business BCeID
To register for a Business BCeID, a member of your organization who is authorized to act as an administrator (the primary user or Supplier Admin) goes to the BCeID website and follows the registration instructions.
If you have any questions or concerns about applying for a Business BCeID, please contact the BCeID Help Desk.
Information Sessions for suppliers were held March 28 and 29, 2022. Sessions on the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for government ministry construction opportunities were held September 27 and 29, 2022. You can view the session recording, and step by step instructions on how to use the application in web, PDF, and video formats, on the Supplier Guide page.
Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) provide high-level reminders to help you navigate BC Bid.
- Please review the Prepare & Register section of the Supplier Guide, offering step-by-step instructions on how to register for an account in BC Bid.
- After you review the Supplier Guide, proceed to the BC Bid Public Portal to begin the registration process.
Note: The first individual from a supplier organization to register for an account, holds the main ‘Supplier Admin’ role and is responsible for subscription management and adding additional account users. For a full list of Supplier Admin responsibilities, please see the Additional Info section on the Supplier Guide page.
Once your supplier account is registered, you can log into the application to bid on government opportunities and manage your account and supplier dashboard.