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Municipality unveils new procurement program

Last Updated May 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm MST

PHOTO. RMWB Jubilee Centre. Sarah Anderson. REPORTER.

Businesses now have a simpler way to bid on municipal contracts and sell their goods and services to Wood Buffalo.

The Municipality launched the E-Procurement program, which replaces the RMWB Vendor Registry.

Director of Corporate and Community Services, Elsie Hutton, says the new program ensures easy access to vital and up-to-date documents.

“We think vendors will find it easier to do business with the RMWB. The program will help simplify the procurement process, which will allow for more businesses to get involved and successfully compete for Municipal contracts.”

Businesses must re-register in this new system.

Information session

After registering, vendors receive a new contract opportunity with Wood Buffalo according to their business profile.

Bids for projects will contain all the required information so local businesses can tender successful bid packages.

Additionally, the Municipality will hold a drop-in information session about the new program.

New vendors and those familiar with procurement may stop by McMurray Experience on May 29, 2019, from 6-8 p.m.

The Municipality will offer information sessions to rural businesses as part of their municipal open house meetings.

The E-Procurement Program is one of 38 recommendations in the Competitive Procurement Audit Action Plan presented to RMWB Council on June 12, 2018.