Competitive Bids and Competitive Bid Exceptions

The University is committed to an open and non-discriminatory acquisition process for all goods and services required the University in support of its operations. The competitive bid process ensures that the University complies with appropriate regulations and trade agreements, applies best practices and receives the best overall value for the purchase of goods and services.

The University is required to competitively bid and advertise purchases greater than the following thresholds:

  • goods and services $75,000 CDN and above, and
  • construction services $200,000 CDN and above.

For further information:

See:  Competitive Bid and Competitive Bid Exception Procedure

Contact: SMS Customer Service at (780) 492-4668 or customerservice@sms.ualberta.ca

For examples of situations where sole source purchasing may be considered, and where trade agreements are not applicable, see:

Justification for Competitive Bid Exceptions