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Purchasing's Vision Statement

To consistently and progressively continue to excel in providing excellent Customer Service and Procurement expertise while leading all of our clients through the demands and challenges faced when opportunities are presented in a rapidly growing population and developing economy within the City of Grande Prairie.

Our Goals

  1. To obtain and purchase all goods at the lowest possible total end-use cost, considering the guidelines of prices, service, quality, and delivery.
  2. To provide for the purchase of materials, supplies, and services, with the objective that they will be available at the proper time, in the proper place, in quantity, quality, and price consistent with the needs of the City.
  3. To question the quality and types of material requested in order that the best interests of the city may be served.
  4. To buy only from suppliers who maintain adequate financial strength, high ethical standards, a record of adhering to specifications, and who will maintain integrity in terms, delivery, and a full measure of service.
  5. To initiate and maintain effective and professional relationships with both current and potential suppliers.
  6. To afford all bidders an equal opportunity to quote and compete on equal terms.
  7. To comply with the Code of Ethics for City Officials and Employees.
  8. To avoid becoming obligated to any supplier or to engage in any City transaction from which personal benefit may be directly or indirectly derived.


City Staff developed the following Guiding Beliefs which are the standards to which we hold each other accountable and the core of our leadership philosophy.

Consideration of these Guiding Beliefs in day to day business and problem-solving is part of what makes the City of Grande Prairie a GREAT PLACE TO WORK. It is always important to do the “right thing” and our Guiding Beliefs help us discern what that is!

• Creating an environment where customers receive consideration
• Being sincere; showing respect

• "walking the talk” and keeping promises
• Being honest
• Being accountable for our actions

• Genuine enjoyment of work

• Respecting each other’s view and ideas
• Encouraging and providing opportunities for personal growth and development
• Effectively communicating
• Being helpful to one another
• Supporting employees and their families

• Being able to adjust
• Acknowledging when wrong and supporting our fellow workers
• Using our common sense

Last updated: 6/23/2016 4:06:24 PM