Starting in the spring, the City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie are introducing an electronic procurement platform.

As of March 2, any bids posted for opportunities in the City of Grande Prairie will require electronic submissions through the electronic procurement platform. The same changes go into effect for the County of Grande Prairie effective April 6.

Suppliers can create an account with either the City of Grande Prairie and/or the County of Grande Prairie on the bids and tenders platform to receive notifications, register for and submit digital proposals for goods and services being purchased by the City of Grande Prairie or the County of Grande Prairie, as well as those posted by hundreds of other municipalities and public organizations.

By registering on the new platform, suppliers will have access to the following:

• Up to 10 company contacts with full access

• Unlimited bid document downloads and previews

• Unlimited electronic bid submissions

• Automated bid notification emails

• Automated notifications of addenda and schedule changes

• Bid results (i.e. pricing, successful bidder)

• The Supplier Support Portal

Supplier Information Session

The City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie are hosting a joint supplier information session for any suppliers interested in learning more about this process change.

The information session takes place on Tuesday, February 25 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Rotary Community Room in the Montrose Cultural Centre. Registration is required for the session and can be completed online or by calling 780538-0353.

All suppliers are welcome to join this in-person discussion and demonstration on how to create a supplier account, explore your supplier dashboard, find bid opportunities and submit to bid opportunities.

The City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie look forward to the launch of this new system process in an ongoing effort to streamline the procurement process and enhance the customer experience for all of our suppliers.

Media Contacts:Laurie Gaudet Procurement Manager 780-538-0351 lgaudet@cityofgp.com

Elaine Nickerson Procurement Specialist 780-532-9722

enickerson@countygp.ab.ca