In 2021, Sturgeon County established the Procurement Services department to provide expertise to internal teams, with a goal of increasing transparency and access to procurement opportunities within our community.
Sturgeon County currently operates in a hybrid procurement model, where procurement exceeding trade agreement thresholds are managed through centralized Procurement Services and procurement under trade agreement thresholds are managed by Departments.
Through collaboration with departments, we intend to centralize all procurement services in 2022-2023, encompassing both over and under threshold procurements, to provide consistency, standardization and increased visibility to opportunities.
Sturgeon County's Procurement Services follows the ethical codes of the Supply Chain Canada and are dedicated to fair, transparent, and open processes.
We take our supplier relationships seriously and work to grow our relationships in full transparency. We try to work with all vendors but there are circumstances that may prevent us from working with some businesses:
A conflict of interest
In litigation with the County
Missing required certifications, insurance, or bonding
Poor vendor performance and scorecard