LCBO Convenience Outlet (LCO) Program Application for Authorization to Sell Beverage Alcohol

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is currently accepting applications from Respondents who currently operate an existing retail business in one of the various communities across the Province of Ontario listed in Appendix “A” below for Authorization to Sell Beverage Alcohol as part of its retail business.

As part of the Ontario Government’s plans to increase access, choice and convenience to beverage alcohol, the LCBO will be increasing the number of authorizations issued under the Program over the course of the next 18 months. This is the first wave of the LCBO Convenience Outlet authorizations which will be province wide with a plan to have 200 new Program location awards issued commencing August 2019.

Submissions that are not received by the deadline will not be considered for an Authorization.

Time Table and Summary of Submission Instructions

Deadline for Questions Thursday, June 13, 2019
All Inquiries must be sent to:
Deadline for Submission of Responses Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – 4:00:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Submissions must be sent to:
Site Visits Month of July 2019
Anticipated Issuance of Authorizations Starting in August 2019
Procurement Contact

Due to the potential high volume of applicants we are unable to respond to inquiries by phone. All questions must be submitted in writing.

Respondents should only phone if they are experiencing difficulty submitting a response and must do so prior to the deadline.

Denise Durie
Procurement Portfolio Manager
(416) 864-2584

  • Each email submission of Response must not exceed 50MB.
  • Respondents should ensure that the subject line of the email includes the Community Name and Location Number.
  • Respondents will receive an LCBO automatic email reply when a response is submitted. If Respondents do not receive an automatic response email, they should contact the procurement contact identified above and in Section 4.8 of the RFP prior to the Deadline for Submission.

Respondents must download the RFP and the Forms below for full details about the LCO Program and complete submission instructions.

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