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The City of St. Albert purchases more than sixty million dollars of goods, services, and construction annually. The primary objective of the Purchasing Branch is to ensure that purchases made by the City are at the lowest possible overall price in consideration of quality, availability, and other criteria relevant to the procurement while ensuring that the process is conducted in a fair and transparent manner.
The purchasing model employed by the City of St. Albert is a decentralized approach to the acquisition of goods and services. While many purchases are handled directly by the Purchasing Branch, all other City departments are also authorized to conduct their purchasing activities. The Purchasing Branch manages most capital equipment purchases and commodity contracts while Planning & Engineering is responsible for most construction, renovation, and maintenance-related acquisitions.