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Bid and vendor information

Supply Management (Supply) is responsible for the management and oversight of procurement and warehousing across the organization.

As the stewards of responsible public spending, Supply has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure City spending be conducted with the highest level of transparency, openness, and fairness. As such, all procurement of goods and services by The City is subject to the following trade agreeements: the New West Partnership Trade Agreement; Canadian Free Trade Agreement and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement .

How to become a vendor

Bid opportunities are advertised through Merx Calgary and Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC).


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, engineering and architectural services and Calgary Transit Access "Ace" Extra Taxi Subsidy Program.

In order to become pre-qualified, vendors must respond to opportunities for prequalification (i.e., Request for Prequalification - RFPQ). The City also posts project specific prequalification documents on  Merx Calgary and Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC).

Once vendor responses to RFPQs are evaluated, each vendor will be advised of their prequalification status by Supply Management.

For more information on this see Bid Opportunities.

More bid and vendor information

A mutually respectful workplace

When on City property or interacting with City personnel, vendors and contractors are expected to adhere to administration policies governing workplace violence, respectful workplace, substance use and workplace smoking. At the sole discretion of The City, non-compliance of any of the following policies may result in action up to and including termination of any procurement or contract and barring from future City business:

  1. GN-040 Workplace Violence
  2. HR-LR-001(C) Respectful Workplace
  3. HR-TR-005(S) Substance Use
  4. HR-006 (B) Workplace Smoking
  5. Supplier code of conduct

For more information on procurement and purchasing policies, visit Administration Policy Library and look under 'Procurement and Warehousing' section.

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