OECM is a trusted not-for-profit sourcing partner for Ontario’s education sector, broader public sector, and other not-for-profit organizations. We contract with innovative, reputable suppliers to offer a comprehensive choice of quality products and services, to generate significant savings for our customers.​

As a relatively young organization, launched in 2006, we have already helped our customers achieve significant savings and efficiencies through OECM’s Marketplace of Products and Services.

At OECM, we offer our customers savings, choice and service.

Access to our Marketplace is voluntary with no spend or volume commitment.

Our Marketplace offers a wide range of collaboratively-sourced and competitively-priced products and services, and it’s constantly growing.

We operate in compliance with BPS Procurement Directive, ensuring a fair, open and transparent procurement process

In addition to our Marketplace, we also offer procurement advisory services, business analytics and opportunities for knowledge sharing.

The BC Education Marketplace (BCEM) is a K-12 public school initiative, partnered with the Ministry of Education and created to deliver cost and administrative savings that can be reinvested in student education. BCEM provides:

• Services to establish shared contracts for goods and services.
• Resources to support procurement best practices.

BCEM partners with subject matter experts from BC Districts in five BCASBO Zones for collaborative procurement projects. Teams are formed to research, develop and implement procurement strategies for specific goods or services.

The Procurement Steering Committee (PSC) governs BCEM and provides strategic direction. They represent each BCASBO Zone and oversee BCEM activities to ensure accountability and sector value.