Tenders & Public Notices

Tenders & Public Notices

The Township of Zorra is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Visit our COVID-19 page for regular updates.

General Information

The Purchasing Policy outlines how the Township acquires goods and services.

Zorra Tender Opening - Tender results are announced and recorded as opened. The amounts listed in the Tender Results have not been checked or verified and may contain errors. The Township of Zorra reserves the right to reject any of all bids and the lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.

Bids&Tenders Website

The Township of Zorra now uses bids&tenders to source for goods and services. This makes it easy for vendors to review, register and download, and submit bids online in one bidding system. Please visit our page on the Bids&Tenders website for more information and to view Tenders & RFPs.

Using the Township of Zorra's Online Bids and Tenders

  • If you are using this service for the first time, you will need to create an account. Save your username and password for future reference.
  • If you already have an account, proceed to "Login"
  • Select "Register for Bid" to be added to the bidders list and to be able to download documents for each bid opportunity. Only registered bidders may access bid documents.
  • Select the Categories of Interest for which you or your company would like to receive updates.
  • When registration is complete click on the link to download the bid document.
  • To download additional copies, return to our site and login with your username and password.
  • It is the bidder's responsibility to check this web page often for any addendums. Bids received without a signed addendum attached (if applicable) will not be accepted.
  • Submitted bid documents or addendums that have been altered or do not match the documents posted on this website will not be accepted.

Public Notices

Sale of Land by Public Tender

TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at the Municipal Office, 274620 27th Line, Box 306, Ingersoll, ON N5C 3K5. The tenders will then be opened in public (based on Covid guidelines at that time) on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office, 274620 27th Line, Ingersoll.

Description of Lands: ROLL NO. 32 27 013 050 17400 0000, HARRINGTON, PIN 00208-0065 LT, LT 1, 16 BLK F PL 87; ZORRA, FILE ODZA18-001
Minimum Tender Amount: $12,337.00
According to the last returned assessment roll, the assessed value of the land is $10,000.

Full details are available here.

Ontario Energy Board Notice

Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to renew its natural gas franchise agreement with the Township of Zorra. Learn more. Have your say. Deadline to submit comments is November 22, 2021. Full details available here

Notice of Special Council Meeting

Pursuant to the Township of Zorra Procedural By-law No. 05-04, as amended Section 4.5, the Township Clerk hereby gives written notice of a Special Council Meeting to all Members of Council. A Special Council Meeting, to take place in the Council Chambers, Township Office, 274620 27th Line, as follows:
4:00 p.m.
The purpose of the special meeting is to discuss the proposed Zorra Municipal Centre. For more information, please contact the Clerk.

41st Line Bridge Between Road 66 and Road 58

The Township of Zorra is considering allowing CN to remove the 41st Line Bridge located between Road 66 and Road 58 and closing that portion of the roadway. 

CN Rail has contacted Zorra Township requesting the possibility of removing the 41st Line Bridge that spans the CN rail tracks. CN and VIA are working on the preliminary stages of a project to improve train movements which would be adding a passing track in the area of the 41st Line Bridge which would require changes to the current bridge structure. 

The bridge is nearing the 100-year mark and is currently substandard in terms of width, approach grades, sightlines, and weight capacity.  The cost to replace the bridge to the current standard is estimated at $3,000,000.00 and the portion Zorra would be required to contribute would be estimated at a minimum of $1,500,000.00.

This section of the 41st Line has a low daily traffic count and the cost to replace the bridge may not be feasible considering the daily use. If the bridge is removed, traffic circles would be installed on each side of the bridge and that section of the road would be closed.

There is NO regulatory requirement for the Township to consult the public, however, Council determined that any affected property owners should be consulted prior to the By-law to close the road coming forward for Council’s consideration.

If you have comments regarding this matter kindly provide them no later than June 15, 2021 by sending an email

Notice of Passing of Development Charges By-law

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Township of Zorra passed municipal-wide development charges By-law No. 18-21 on the 7th, day of  April, 2021 under section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended;

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under section 14 of the Act, in respect of the development charges by-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Township of Zorra on or before the 10th day of May, 2021 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.

The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law, which came into effect on April 7, 2021, is as follows:

image of development fee charges for by-law 18-21

No key map has been provided as the by-law applies to all lands located within the Township of Zorra. A copy of the complete by-law is available on our website by-law page.