COLLECTIONS & COLLECTIVE PURCHASING

OTHER COLLECTIVE PURCHASING OPTIONS

Public libraries can access a range of discounted products and services from other groups, including their municipalities, the Province of Ontario, and various not-for-profit groups and networks.
 

Other Collective Purchasing Options
 

Group

Description

Categories

Specific Offers

Registration/Fee

Province of Ontario Vendors of Record

 

Supply Chain Ontario/Ontario Shared Services tenders for a wide range of goods and services for provincial ministries and the broader public sector, which includes public libraries. 

 

  • Furniture and Furnishing
  • Office Products  and  Supplies
  • Services 
  • Technology
  • IT/Technology, including hardware and communication services.
  • Wi-Fi hotspots - While there are a few vendors with offers in this area, only Rogers has confirmed that hotspots purchased through the VOR can be circulated in libraries.  For more information, contact Anne-Marie Gordon, Inside Account Manager, Rogers Communications annemarie DOT gordon  AT rci.rogers.com, 613-667-8041.

 

Registration is free.  Approval may take several business days. 

Public Sector Buyer Registration

 

 

Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM)

 

OECM is a not-for-profit group procurement sourcing agent for Ontario‚Äôs education sector, broader public sector, and other not-for-profit organizations.   

 

  • Facilities and Operations
  • Furniture and Furnishing
  • Learning and Training
  • Office Products  and  Supplies
  • Services 
  • Technology
  • Educational/Recreational Supplies (Special Needs Products & Multi Sensory Environmental Products could be useful for libraries)
  • Facilities and Operations
  • Finance
  • Furniture/Furnishing
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Professional Services
  • IT Solutions
  • Office Stationary/Supplies
  • Transportation/Courier
  • Services (Translation, AODA)

 

Registration is free.

OECM Registration

 

TechSoup

 

TechSoup Canada is part of a global not-for profit network that distributes donated software to Canadian charities, non-profits, and libraries.  There is a small administrative charge for each piece of software, usually about 10% of the normal purchase price.  
 

 

  • Learning and Training
  • Technology
  • Hardware
  • Office &Business Software
  • Server & Security Software
  • Finance
  • Information and Database Management
  • Multimedia and Design
  • Learning and Training

 

Registration is free.

TechSoup Canada Registration  

Ontario Non-Profit Network

 

The Ontario Nonprofit Network Purchasing Program (ONNPP) is a group purchasing program available to all Ontario nonprofits and charities, regardless of ONN membership. 

  • Office Products  and  Supplies
  • Services 
  • Wireless Services (both devices and connectivity plans)
  • Employee Benefits Program 
  • Office Supplies Program    
  • Printing  
  • Insurance program  (membership required)
  • Pension plan for not for profits/BPS

Registration is free for most ONNPP programs (Office Supplies, Printing, Wireless Services); register for the program and indicate your interest(s): ONNPP Registration

Your library must be a member of the ONN for:

  • Insurance Plans
  • ONN Employee Benefits program; (membership is on a sliding scale based on annual budget) 

Resources

The Professional Resources in Learn HQ have a Technology guide with a detailed “E-resources” section, with helpful information on selecting, organizing, managing and providing access to to digital resources.

LearnHQ also offers learning opportunities in Collection Management Skills Development.

Contact Us

For assistance with any of our collections and resources, please contact Karen Reid