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Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
Not Available - Not Available
Not Available $42.64 - $54.01 per hour (ATU Bargaining Unit)
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and its goal is to create a transportation network that enhances the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. It leads the planning in the region with its Regional Transportation Plan that guides the work and investments of the organization. It builds light transit, bus rapid transit and Regional Express Rail and operates GO Transit, UP Express and PRESTO

What can I expect to do in this role?

Our Procurement Services Office is seeking a Procurement Specialist - IT who will primarily be dedicated to the acquisition of Information Technology & Managed Services that supply and support our Information Technology & Presto divisions.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develops and/or selects appropriate procurement methods, in conjunction with the I.T. division, and assists in the selection of bidders.
• Develops special procurement and contract documents for unique procurements including procurement strategies, revises Instructions to Bidders and modifies General Conditions as appropriate for the procurement, reviews technical specifications with the client and revises as appropriate, develops criteria for evaluating submissions, responds to vendor inquiries, evaluates submissions and recommends award.
• Conducts risk management assessments for insurance, bonding and the requirement for unique terms and conditions as appropriate to the type of procurement.
• Partners with the Category Manager - IT & Managed Services on complex, unique, high dollar value, multi-year tendering processes to ensure that adequate resources are dedicated to the timely completion of corporate priority projects, which includes participation in regular meetings and communications with Senior Management, Steering Committees, Legal Counsel, Program Managers, Consultants and Contractors.
• Acts as I.T.'s liaison with bidders, while tenders are in progress and manages communications and information between I.T. and vendors.
• Examines, in detail, the contents of all major tender bids and Request for Proposals and assesses their compliance with tender requirements, identifies tenders and Requests for Proposals as responsive or non-responsive, and prepares a summary of tender results.
• Conducts the prequalification of contractors, consultants and vendors for specialized projects.
• Administers and directs evaluation process for Request for Proposals.
• Responds to complaints from vendors and defends corporate position, coordinates responses to technical and administrative tender inquiries (verbally and in writing), arranges for and conducts debriefings with unsuccessful bidders, as well as conducts negotiations with preferred vendors to finalize contract documents, including price and terms and conditions.
• Coordinates and prepares addenda to tenders, final contract documents and amendments to contracts in terms of correctness and, approvals as required.
• Authorizes award of contracts up to $250,000, except negotiated contracts.

How do I qualify?


• Successful completion of a university degree, preferably in business, commerce, supply chain management, engineering or a related discipline, or a combination of education, experience and training deemed equivalent.
• Knowledge of purchasing principles and practices normally attained through the completion of a professional development program with certification such as Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), or completion of the Ontario Public Buyers Association's (OPBA's) Principles of Effective Public Purchasing Certificate Program, or any combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.
• Thorough knowledge of computer applications. Must successfully complete any other training required by corporate policy.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills are required in order to establish effective working relations with client groups and vendors.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 30 Wellington St W, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Finance and Economics
Posted on:
Friday, May 17, 2019
  • This posting is for an organization that is not a part of the Ontario Public Service. The information and tips on the Ontario Public Service Careers website may not apply to this posting. Please use the contact information below to contact the organization directly if you have questions.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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