BC Bid Replacement Project - Updates

Creating a modern, easy-to-use platform for government procurement, in collaboration with stakeholders.

What we’re working on

  • Ongoing application configuration and technical integrations
  • Planning for user registration and onboarding
  • Finalizing communication channels and content for each stakeholder group
  • Finalizing training and end user supports, including application user guides, quick reference guides and recorded demo

Accessing the new BC Bid

When the new BC Bid goes live it will be available at www.new.bcbid.gov.bc.ca

Accounts from the previous application will not be migrated. Your account will need to be re-created in the new BC Bid during registration. Instructions and an invitation to register will be sent to you when registration opens.

Ministry buyers will not need to create a new BC Bid login ID but can use their existing IDIR to log in to BC Bid. Suppliers will need a business BCeID and broader public sector entities will need a Basic BCeID. Moving to BCeID will ensure consistency in information and data. More information can be found at the BCeID website.

Media and the public will still be able to see the contract opportunities underway through the public portal, which will have better navigation and improved search capabilities.

Commodity Codes in the new BC Bid

The new BC Bid application will adopt the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC). Today, a modified version of Goods and Services Identification Number (GSIN) has been used to classify products and services purchased. You may wish to update any commodity code lists you currently use to reflect UNSPSC codes.

View and download the BC Bid Application UNSPSC Commodity Codes Mapping (xlsm) . You can find more information about UNSPSC at https://www.unspsc.org

Managing your Historical Records

All content in both the current and new BC Bid is considered to be convenience copies under the Procurement Project Services Operational Records Schedule (ORCS).  In preparation for the new application, organizations should begin saving and storing important records now. If you require information on how to save attachments, please reference this guide on accessing and downloading documentation, or contact the BC Bid Help Desk at (250) 387-7301, or email bcbid@gov.bc.ca

Resources to help you learn how to use the application

You will be able to access user guides, videos, and other self-help documents via BC Bid Resources website and get support through the BC Bid Help Desk. Information sessions for suppliers and broader public sector will be held prior to go-live.

Where can you get more information

We will be adding to the resources and information on this page, so check back often. If you have a question, or you can’t find the information on our BC Bid Replacement Project page, email our team.

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