The Association for public procurement professionals


The Ontario Public Buyers Association (OPBA) is a member-driven association representing, connecting, and advocating on behalf of public procurement professionals in Ontario and beyond. Our diverse membership welcomes procurement professionals from local, regional, and provincial governments, school boards, post-secondary institutions, public safety and transit agencies, and other public entities.

The OPBA provides relevant learning opportunities and access to a broad network to help build the knowledge and skills needed, whether you are starting your career, are a seasoned professional, or if procurement is only part of your multi-faceted role.

Our members, who are entrusted with the expenditure of billions of tax dollars on behalf of their agencies, are diligently focused on fairness, transparency, and accountability.

Elevate your value as a public procurement professional by joining OPBA today. 




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Courses and Events

Principles Certificate Courses

Principles - Cooperative Purchasing (Virtual)

Feb 28 - 29, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Wed, Feb 14, 2024 at 5:00 PM

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Principles - Competitive Bidding (Virtual)

Mar 5 - 6, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Tue, Feb 20, 2024, at 5:00 PM

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Principles - Advanced Procurement for Construction (Virtual)

Mar 20 - 21, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Wed, Mar 6, 2024, at 5:00 PM

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Principles - Risk Management (Virtual)

Mar 20 - 21, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Wed, Mar 6, 2024, at 5:00 PM

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Principles - Purchasing and the Law (Virtual)

Mar 26 - 27, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Learning

Registration closes Tues, Mar 12, 2024, at 5:00 PM

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Principles - Introduction to Construction (Virtual)

Apr 3 - 4, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Learning Registration closes Wed, Mar 20, 2024, at 5:00 PM

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NIGP

NIGP Courses

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OPBA Talks





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Annual Events

Buyers Meeting

Wed, Mar 20, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Event

2024 OPBA 66th Annual Conference

Join us at the Ottawa Marriott hotel! Details about the conference will be publi...

OPBA Ignite

Workshop: Mitigating Risks in Construction

Thursday, February 29
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Registration closes on Feb 27, 2024, at 12:00 PM

Construction is risky business. As an owner, y...

Implementing Social Procurement as Public Buyers with Buy Social Canada and Blakes

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Registration closes on March 25, 2024, at 12:00 PM

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