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Building Ontario Businesses Initiative Act (BOBIA)

Effective April 1, 2024, the University is required to comply with the Building Ontario Businesses Initiative Act (BOBIA). BOBIA requires the University to give preference to Ontario Businesses in certain procurements. Purchases from Non-Ontario Businesses may be permitted with appropriate justification; new evaluation processes, documentation requirements, and reporting obligations will apply.

Click here for detailed guidance on BOBIA compliance and additional resources, including:

  • Ontario Business Attestation form
  • Non-Ontario Business Justification (NOBJ) form
  • Quotation Evaluation Template
  • Updated ITQ templates (with Ontario Business Attestation section)
  • Updated New Supplier Account Request form (with Ontario Business Attestation section)
  • Ontario Business Directory (search for suppliers in FIS who have submitted their Attestation)