The City of Prince George is committed to fair, open, and transparent procurement practices that seek value for money. Procurement Services provides a centralised, corporate-wide strategic procurement perspective, which includes making value for money decisions, minimising risk related to the procurement of goods and/or services, and creating and managing contracts between the City and selected vendors.
The Risk and Procurement division is responsible for administering the City's Purchasing Bylaw, setting procedures, and administering Competitive Bidding opportunities for all City departments that are accordance with approved dollar thresholds consistent with applicable trade agreements.
The City of Prince George may post formal, competitive bidding opportunities through BC Bid. Bidding documents and all related information may be found on BC Bid and the results of competitive bids are posted on the website within two business days after the Notice of Award is issued.
Please note Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are not announced in public and undergo a review, evaluation, and award process. Tenders may be opened in public on the closing date and time stated in the competitive bid document.
Accountability, Authority, and Reporting Requirements
Purchasing Procedures apply to all City departments and provide open and non-discriminatory access to procurements based on applicable trade agreements. City-approved purchasing limits within the applicable financial plan are as follows:
- Manager, Risk and Procurement may award contracts where the total cost of the contract (including taxes and other charges) does not exceed $100,000.
- General Manager of Administrative Services may award contracts for goods and services where the total cost of the contract (including taxes and other charges) does not exceed $250,000.
- City Manager may authorise contracts for goods and services.
- Only Council may authorise a purchase that is not in accordance with the financial plan.