Terminology

  • Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Consulting Services are those services provided by an architectural firm registered with the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) or engineering firm possessing a permit to practice with the Association of Professional Engineers, and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

  • Contractor is synonymous with Vendor

  • Consultant is synonymous with Vendor

  • Proponent is a legal entity responding to a solicitation with a proposal or bid.

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) means a solicitation for services including appendices, if any.

  • Request for Qualification (RFQ) is a solicitation to pre-qualify vendors for services including any appendices, if any.

  • Services are the materials, work, functions, duties, tasks and responsibilities to be provided by the Vendor as described in the contract.

  • Vendor is a provider, or a potential provider of services.  “Vendor” is synonymous with “Consultant” and “Contractor”