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Current Bidding Opportunities

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Bidding Process

Award Process

Obtain Bid Award Results

Bids are awarded to the lowest responsible bidder who meets specifications. Bids must be read and tabulated; then analyzed by the buyers and requesting department to determine the lowest responsible bid.

Bid award will be posted on Alberta Purchasing Connection. If you wish to inquire by telephone, refer to the bid number identified on the bid package. Should there be a problem or question about the award, contact the buyer's Supervisor (and use the bid number).

Note: Buyers are prohibited from revealing other bidders' quotations prior to the award.

Types of Purchases

The Purchasing department enters into two types of purchases:

  1. Open Market. Purchases of a specific item, equipment, or service; at a firm price, for a fixed quantity at a specified delivery time. Awards are made to the lowest responsible bidder who meets the specifications and conditions.
  2. Contract Purchases. Purchases of estimated quantities of items, equipment, or services at a firm unit price for a specified period of time. Estimated quantities are established through prior usage by a City department or departments. Actual orders placed during the contract period may vary from the estimates given.

Awards are made to qualified single or multiple vendors who meet the specifications and conditions. Most contracts are awarded for one year, although they may be for a longer or shorter period.

Last updated: 12/6/2013 3:02:12 PM