The City of Calgary's Supply Management (Supply) division of the Finance & Supply business unit is responsible for the management and oversight of procurement across the organization.
All City procurement of goods and services is subject to regional and national trade agreements (e.g., the Agreement on Internal Trade or 'AIT'; the New West Partnership Trade Agreement or 'NWPTA') and internal governance in accordance with policies and procedures.
For more information on procurement and purchasing policies, visit Financial Administration Polices.
How to become a vendor
Bid opportunities are advertised through Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC). They are also listed under Commodities opportunities, Construction opportunities and Services opportunities on The City's web site under Bid Opportunities. Depending on the category however, opportunities that require prequalified bidders may not be advertised.
The City invites any interested bidder who can fulfill the bid requirements to respond to advertised opportunities. See information on Responding to Bid Opportunities.
Vendors are responsible for staying informed of current or upcoming procurement opportunities.
The City requires vendors to prequalify for specific work categories in areas of construction and engineering and architectural services. In order to become pre-qualified, vendors must respond to opportunities for prequalification (i.e., Request for Prequalification - RFPQ), which are advertised on Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) and listed on The City's web site until closing. Ongoing prequalification opportunities are posted on The City's web site only.
Once vendor responses to RFPQs are evaluated, each vendor will be advised of their prequalification status by The City's Supply Management division.
To see and download available prequalification opportunities, see Bid Opportunities.
Additional bid and vendor information
Preparing construction tenders - includes Standard General Conditions
Prequalification for construction prime contractor
Prequalification for engineering and architectural services
Proponent Debrief Information
Supply Management terms and conditions