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Procurement Policy


COVID-19 Response: Purchasing Services no longer accepting paper or hard copy of bid submissions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Saskatoon Purchasing Services is now closed to the public.

We no longer accept paper or hard copy submissions and do not conduct in-person Public Tender openings.

Effective October 12, 2020, the City moved to accepting electronic bid submissions.

Bid submissions must meet the requirements within the solicitation document and must be submitted through the City's ebidding system Biddingo.


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

City Council approved the adoption of a new purchasing policy at its October 22, 2018 meeting, and the new policy took effect on December 1, 2018

The City's Purchasing Policy C02-045, 2018 reflects best practices for public procurement and draws on criteria from federal and provincial procurement rules; it uses ‘best value’ rather than lowest price in the procurement of civic goods and services for the City of Saskatoon. 

City of Saskatoon: Purchasing Policy Documents 

Procurement at the City: Your How-To Guide for Planning, Protocols & Procedures 

Compliance with Trade Treaty Obligations

With an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and transparency, the City conducted a procurement review in 2018 providing engagement opportunities for external and internal stakeholders to share their feedback and recommendations on the draft purchasing policy, new procurement manual, templates, and standard contracts. An engagement workshop was held to gather feedback on the future inclusion of Social and Indigenous procurement best practices. At the request of City Council, future engagement will be planned to also support the inclusion of environmental best practices for procurement at the City.

Visit for future engagement opportunities.

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