For services with an estimated value of $75,000 or greater, Alberta Infrastructure may use one of the following procurement methods:
- Two Stage Process – In stage one, a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is publically advertise on Alberta Purchasing Connection to shortlist Vendors based on qualifications and experience provided in the RFQ documents. In stage two, the shortlisted or prequalified vendors are invited to submit proposals in response to an Invitational Request for Proposals (RFP).
- Single Stage Process – In single stage process, a Request for Proposals (RFP) is publically advertised on Alberta Purchasing Connection vendors are invited to submit proposals in response to the RFP.
For Services with an estimated value below $75,000, a limited number of Vendors are invited to submit a proposal.
Alberta infrastructure may also use Standing Offer Source Lists regardless of the estimated value of the contract.
- For Standing Offer Source Lists, a Prequalification Request (PQR) is publically advertised on Alberta Purchasing Connection to prequalify Vendors capable of providing the specific Services identified in the PQR which will result in a Master Agreement for a specified term
- The Master Agreement with each Vendor binds them to the terms and conditions of the PQR and any Statement of Work (SOW) issued pursuant to the PQR.
- The Province makes no guarantee of the value or volume of work Pre-Qualified Vendors may receive through the PQR.
- Master Agreements are not exclusive contracts for the provision of the Services. Alberta Infrastructure may also use other procurement methods to contract with Vendors for the same or similar services to those described in the PQR.