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Diverse Procurement Practices

The City of Saskatoon is committed to meeting the needs of our stakeholders through open, fair, and transparent procurement processes. We provide equal access to all qualified suppliers and maintain public trust through our procurement principles.

Section 10 of the City’s Purchasing Policy (C02-045), 2018 states: 

The City will procure Goods and Services, and promote and participate in viable Procurement opportunities with Diverse Suppliers and Indigenous Suppliers. Divisions should consider the role of Diverse Suppliers and Indigenous Suppliers within Saskatchewan when conducting Procurement activities.

For the City of Saskatoon, a Diverse Supplier means any business or enterprise that is more than 50% owned, managed and controlled by persons belonging to a group that experiences discrimination or barriers to equal opportunity including women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, new immigrants, LGBTQ2S+ people, visible minorities, and other groups the City identifies as historically under-represented.

The City's Indigenous Procurement Protocol and Specification provides guidelines and sets out the roles and responsibilities to support Indigenous Procurement. This protocol should be read in conjunction with the City’s Purchasing Policy.