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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Council Approves Updates to Purchasing and Procurement Policy

Lloydminster, AB/SK – Council has approved revisions to the City’s Purchasing and Procurement Policy (Policy 134-01), ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, bylaws, policies and trade agreements.

 “The approved changes to our Purchasing and Procurement Policy align with Council and Administration’s commitment to enhanced fairness, accountability and transparency in our purchasing and procurement processes,” said Mayor Gerald Aalbers.

The policy revisions also addresses fair and competitive process for all goods and services purchases greater than $75,000 and construction contracts exceeding $200,000.

Background

The current Procurement and Purchasing Policy was revised and approved in January 2016 and is in need of revisions. Administration was instructed to revise the document in order to provide more clarity and detail, as well as make changes necessary to ensure compliance with current trade agreements and legislation. A draft policy was brought forward to the January 22, 2018 and March 19, 2018 Governance and Priorities Committee meetings for discussion; recommendations, clarifications, and changes were requested and Administration amended the draft policy as advised.

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Media Contacts:

 

Mike Specht

Coordinator, Media & Digital Communications

P: 780-875-6184 Ext.2309

E: mspecht@lloydminster.ca

Leo Paré

Director, Communications

P: 780-875-6184 Ext.2711

E: lpare@lloydminster.ca


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