Every purchase has intended and unintended economic, environmental and social impact. Sustainable procurement is about consciously considering those impacts and seeking to make intentional positive community contributions.
The City will integrate economic, quality, environmental and social value considerations into procurement processes for goods, services and construction projects, to the extent permitted by the City’s trade agreement obligations.
The umbrella of City Policy C556A, Sustainable Procurement, includes, ethical standards, environmental sustainability and social value considerations.
Edmonton City Council approved a revised Living Wage Policy for City of Edmonton Employees and Employees of Contracted Services on November 5, 2019.
Administration implemented the living wage criteria for staff of contracted services who perform duties on City Property — including parks, roadways, and facilities.
Living wage is generally defined as the minimum amount a person must earn to pay for the basic costs of living for oneself and one’s family within a specific geographic community.
Unlike minimum wage which is set by the Provincial Government and requires all employers pay at least the minimum wage, a Living Wage is not required by law. Edmonton’s Living wage is calculated annually by the Edmonton Social Planning Council.
Professionalism and Fairness in Purchasing
The Corporate Procurement & Supply Services branch proudly follows the ethical codes of the Supply Chain Management Association, the National Institute of Government Purchasers, and the City of Edmonton itself.
The City is committed to ensuring fair treatment of bidders in its tendering processes and to providing feedback on bid evaluations.
Freedom of Information
All documents submitted to the City of Edmonton are subject to the protection and disclosure provisions of the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).
We may not be able to do business with you if we are already committed to a contract with someone else, or if you are:
- In a conflict of interest
- Contracting with Parties who are in Litigation with the City
- Lacking required certifications, insurance, or bonding
IT Standards for RFPs and Tenders
The City of Edmonton provides Information Technology Standards to assist bidders to optimize integration and alignment with the City's environment.