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Marketing and Promotional, Employee Recognition, Ethically and Responsibly Sourced Apparel Products, and Cannabis Accessories

Solicitation number tender_18166

Publication date

Closing date and time 2023/05/24 11:00 EDT

Last amendment date

    OCS is seeking a supplier(s) to partner with us to deliver apparel, promotional and employee recognition items as further described in this RFP. Our objectives are to:

    • Deliver high-quality, on brand and approved promotional items to the general public, stakeholders and employees at a reasonable cost.
    • Provide a seamless, easy and customer-first experience for employees who wish to purchase promotional items.
    • Have sales and SKU reporting capabilities to report back to OCS.
    • Have on-trend and desirable products as part of the overall catalogue.
    • Meet any Ontario Public Service criteria regarding employee recognition.

    The successful vendor(s) will collaborate with us on the creation of OCS branded promotional and marketing products, employee recognition items, cannabis accessories, and apparel.

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 36 month(s).

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA)

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    Note: Information may not be available in both English and French. This is because the Official Languages Act does not apply.

    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation
    4100 Yonge St.
    Toronto, Ontario, M2P2B5
    Contracting authority
    Paul Barbazza
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    Summary information

    French, English
    Contract duration
    36 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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