Become an approved supplier

The status of approved supplier is granted to businesses that are awarded a contract by Canoe through the publicly tendered Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Approved suppliers have demonstrated that they are both able and willing to provide top tier service and best value pricing within the awarded category for Canoe’s members.

How to Become an Approved Supplier

Businesses interested in becoming an approved supplier with Canoe must respond to an open RFP. Following an evaluation period, businesses that successfully meet the requirements of the RFP may be awarded a contract.

Expression of Interest to Become An Approved Supplier

Canoe approved suppliers are selected through an open RFP process that follows a successful proposal evaluation and contract award. Companies interested in becoming a Canoe approved supplier may respond to this expression of interest for the supplier relations team to review. Please note that responding to this expression of interest does not guarantee your company approved supplier status nor does it provide an advantage in a future RFP. Canoe staff will respond to submissions through this form on a case-by-case basis, at their discretion.  

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Approved Supplier Benefits

Approved suppliers are recognized as Canoe’s trustworthy partners. This positions businesses to leverage the strong, longstanding relationship between the partnered municipal associations and the member organizations. Through this partnership, approved suppliers gain sales and marketing support in reaching and approaching member organizations across Canada, direct connections to target audiences within those organizations, and reduced turnaround time due to fewer regulatory hurdles.

Sales Support

A cross-Canada team of full-time Canoe Client Relations Managers work closely with members. Client Relations Managers coordinate leads to relative approved suppliers, actively set up meetings, and assist with product and service educational support.

Targeted Promotional Opportunities

  • Tradeshow display privileges
  • Potential Education Sessions featuring your products, services, or market trends

Performance Reporting

  • Access to monthly volume statistics
  • Access to feedback reported by Canoe Members

Accounting

  • Approved suppliers are paid net 30 of any products or services provided
  • Quick, reliable accounts receivable
  • Ability to batch invoices
  • One invoicing address and one payment source