The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG) consisting of Ottawa and Brockville sites is committed to an open and transparent procurement process as defined by the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive, issued by the BPS Supply Chain Secretariat, a division of the Ontario Ministry of Finance. It is the responsibility of all Vendors to actively seek information on websites below where the hospital will post opportunities as they utilize best and leading practices to effectively leverage its purchasing power through participation in various buying groups. The Hospital will not identify these opportunities to individual Vendors.

Biddingo is an online portal that connects vendors providing various goods and services to buyers from the Provincial, Municipal, Education, Crown Corporation, Housing, Construction, Healthcare and Private sectors from across Canada. All current bids for The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group can be found on-line at Biddingo. The hospital will post any and all competitive bid documents on this site for Vendors to have the opportunity to submit a proposal.

St. Joe’s Capital Buying Group

The St. Joseph’s Health System, Group Purchasing Organization (SJHS-GPO), which originated in 1992, has grown to become a National group that works together with healthcare facilities, manufacturers and distributors to create effective purchasing opportunities. The St. Joseph's Health System Group Purchasing Organization consists of a Capital Group and Food & Nutrition Group. The Capital Group includes membership of over 160 healthcare facilities across Canada, including British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. The membership is comprised of academic health centres, community hospitals and long term care facilities. Of these, 131 facilities are located throughout the Province of Ontario. With the adoption of integrated supply-chain management the SJHS-GPO has been approached to deliver customized Capital acquisition processes to a wide variety of member organizations and externally to organizations ranging from government bodies (federal and provincial) to large academic health centres, rural community hospitals and long term care facilities, which have resulted in overall success.


HealthPRO is Canada’s healthcare group purchasing organization. Founded in 1996, HealthPRO is invested in Canada’s healthcare system by advancing the purchasing interests of hospitals, provincial and shared service organizations (SSOs) from coast to coast to coast. With more than 260 members representing over 800 healthcare facilities across seven provinces and the territories, HealthPRO brings together the most significant purchasing power ever assembled within Canada’s healthcare system. Together, these national collective efforts save members hundreds of millions of dollars that can be directed where it is needed most – to frontline patient care.

With offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina, Mississauga and Halifax, HealthPRO provides member support and knowledge sharing across the broadest possible range of operational areas including: Pharmacy, Clinical, Nutritional & Food and Support Services as well as Clinical Specialties, Energy Management and On-site Managed Services.

HealthPRO also facilitates peer-to-peer support and knowledge sharing through national committees that direct the organization’s work within each of its core service areas.

Owned by and responsible to its member shareholders, HealthPRO offers a comprehensive range of product and service contracts and a benchmark product evaluation process.

Associated Information Links 

View The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group Supply Chain Code of Ethics.