The Alberta Purchasing Connection gives procurement purchasers a user-friendly tool for posting opportunities and solicitation documents.
The Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) is Alberta's official electronic tendering system. It’s used to advertise and distribute solicitation documents from Government of Alberta and municipalities, academic institutions, school boards and health authorities (MASH Sector). APC provides a single point of access for both vendors and purchasers to do business efficiently,without cost.
Suppliers should obtain solicitation documents from APC to ensure that they receive updates in a timely manner.
You can contact the APC Help Desk at 1-780-644-5726 or toll-free at 310-0000.
For those in construction, COOLNet will continue to host construction purchasing opportunities from the Government of Alberta.
Alberta Purchasing Connection
No fees are charged for APC core services. These include viewing the purchasing opportunities and downloading opportunity documents.
Advanced search engine
Vendors can search for opportunities on APC based on a variety of criteria. These include keyword, commodity type, location and Goods and Services Identification Number (GSIN) commodity code.
Self-registration and administration
Vendors self-register in APC the first time they want to download a purchasing opportunity document. Administration tools are available for users to maintain their IDs in the system. Vendors who choose not to register can still search for and view opportunities.
System help and training
Vendors have access to a variety of help and information tools on using the system. These tools include a Help system, FAQ section, training documentation and a multimedia training application.
Tracking of interested vendors
APC can track, display and provide a report on vendors who have downloaded a particular opportunity.
Historical use reporting
Vendors can view their historical use of APC as a report (for example, opportunities downloaded and opportunities awarded).
Canadian tendering systems
Most federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions from across Canada are now posting their procurement opportunities on one or more websites. The following list details where opportunities from each jurisdiction can be found.