General Procurement Policies
Procurement Services does the following:
- Adheres to the principles of Alberta’s procurement-related trade obligations under the pan-Canadian Agreement on Internal Trade, the BC-Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement and the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (suppliers are eligible to compete for government business regardless of geographic location)
- Strives for economy and efficiency in purchasing goods and associated services on behalf of Government of Alberta departments
Standing offers are established by Corporate Purchasing Section as required. A standing offer is a supply arrangement that enables departments to order goods directly from suppliers over a specific period of time at prescribed prices and terms and conditions.
Departments may purchase goods valued at up to $10,000 per transaction directly from suppliers using a Purchase Order, or the Government Procurement Card. If an emergency exists, purchases over $10,000 may also be made directly by departments. There is no dollar limit on departmental purchases off standing offers established by the Corporate Purchasing Section.