City of Toronto

Municipal Government

About the City of Toronto

The City of Toronto’s Social Procurement Program aims to embed supply chain diversity and workforce development initiatives within its Procurement Processes to drive inclusive economic growth by:

  • Increasing access to City procurements for businesses certified as being 51% or more owned, managed, and controlled by an equity-seeking group; or a social purpose enterprise whereby 51% or more of total hours are to persons facing multiple barriers to employment.
  • Encouraging companies doing business with the City to subcontract with certified diverse suppliers or social purpose enterprises.
  • Increasing the number of employment, apprenticeship, and training opportunities for persons from equity-seeking communities.

For Invitational Request for Quotes valued between $3,000 and $100,000, there is a requirement to invite at least one certified diverse supplier as part of the three-quote process. A list of certified diverse suppliers is located on the City’s intranet page for staff to refer to when searching for a diverse supplier.

For procurement above $100,000 we invite suppliers to learn about the upcoming changes to bidding on City contracts and register their business on the SAP Ariba Network: https://www.toronto.ca/business-economy/doing-business-with-the-city/upcoming-changes-to-bidding-on-city-contracts/

Once registered, suppliers will receive email alerts when the City posts calls related to the product or service they have identified during their registration.


Contact Name: Josefina Lopez
Job Title: Social Procurement Coordinator
Email Address: Josefina.Lopez@toronto.ca
Phone Number: (416) 392-7313
Fax Number: (416) 395-7444


Billing Address
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 5V7