The City of Prince George is committed to open, fair and transparent procurement practices which seeks value for money. The role of Procurement Services is to provide a centralized, corporate wide strategic procurement perspective. This includes making value for money decisions and minimizing risk related to the procurement of goods and/or services and the formation and management of contracts between the City and the selected vendors.
The Risk & Procurement Division is responsible for administering the Purchasing Bylaw, setting procedures and administering Competitive Bidding opportunities for all City departments in accordance with approved dollar thresholds consistent with applicable trade agreement- New West Partnership Trade Agreement.
The City of Prince George may post formal competitive bids through
recently awarded contracts on BC Bid or
award and tender information on our open data site (updated quarterly).
BC public sector bid opportunities through BC Bid.
The Bidding Process
Formal competitive opportunities are made available through
Requests for Proposals 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.
Checking on Bid Award Status
The results of competitive bids are posted on BC bid within two business days after the Notice of Award is issued.
Accountability, Authority, and Reporting Requirements
Purchasing Procedures apply to all departments of the City and provide open and non-discriminatory access to procurements based on applicable Trade Agreements.
City approved purchasing limits within the applicable financial plan:
- 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 authorize contracts for goods and services;
- Only City Council may authorize a purchase that is not in accordance with the financial plan.
Learn about the
New West Partnership Trade Agreement.