Trade Agreements & Obligations
As an Alberta municipality, the City of St. Albert is a party to and obligated to comply with the terms of the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA), the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA), the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and the Canadian-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
The two key requirements of these trade agreements are:
The City must advertise all procurements of a value in excess of $75,000 (goods and services) and $200,000 (construction) on the Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) website.
The City is required to provide open access, without geographic bias or preference, to our procurements when the value of those procurements meets or exceeds the above values.
Ethics and Standards
The City of St. Albert adheres to the codes of ethics of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada and the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.
Last edited: September 21, 2017