SUPPLIERS & VENDORS
The Northern Supply Chain values collaboration and strives to facilitate partnerships between our Members and Suppliers that are fair, transparent and bring value to all parties.
All formal tenders are conducted through our electronic tendering service, facilitated by Merx. All addendums to contracts and award notifications will also be conducted through this site.
VISITING VENDORS & SALES REPS
All Vendors and Sales Representatives wishing to visit departments within Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre must first report to the NSC/Purchasing department located on Level 1, Room 1480. You will be requested to sign in and obtain a visitor badge which must be worn for the duration of your visit. Further instruction on Procurement Policies and Practices will also be provided.
The NSC’s principles are to follow the Ontario Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Code of Ethics. This includes Personal Integrity & Professionalism, Accountability & Transparency, and Compliance and Continuous Improvement.
THE HISTORY OF THE NSC
The Northern Supply Chain (NSC) collaboration was established in 2011 as a joint venture sponsored by Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Care Group. The program, originally called the Northwest Supply Chain, included 13 member hospitals in Northwestern Ontario, as well as other healthcare organizations as customers.
The program expanded in July 2016 to include 24 hospitals in Northeastern Ontario and has been rebranded as the Northern Supply Chain.
We support our members and customers Supply Chain Management needs through a consolidated strategic sourcing model that achieves value driven outcomes, regionally standardized processes, and quality healthcare for patients and clients.
The NSC also provides services for Distribution and Warehousing, Data Management and Spend Analytics, Clinical Consultation and Education, Post Contract Administration, Capital Equipment, Pharmacy programs and Purchasing.
The NSC’s principles are to follow the Ontario Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Code of Ethics. This includes Personal Integrity & Professionalism, Accountability & Transparency, and Compliance and Continuous Improvement.H