Doing business with Conestoga


The Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning purchasing process follows the Broader Public Sector Directives and applicable legislation. Our goal is to obtain best value for Conestoga in a fair, transparent and ethical manner.

We award contracts through formal competitive process (bids), through the quote process or through the utilization of purchasing cooperative contracts such as OECM. Available opportunities may be found on the Merx website. To learn more about how to do business with Conestoga, please refer to our Vendor guide (pdf).

Pre-approved contractors

All pre-approved contractors must register and submit requested documents to Conestoga through the CDMS system prior to start of work. Note there is a non-refundable annual $100 registration fee. Please follow the instructions below to register.

  1. Fill out Conestoga's contractor registration form (payment required).
  2. This process will create your account on CDMS and issue a Conestoga receipt number and user ID.
  3. Using that information, log into the CDMS website and complete the process.