Purchasing Policy

Purchases of goods and services are made in accordance with the Town of Banff Purchasing Policy (PDF). All procurement activities shall meet the current and future needs of the Town of Banff, provide an economical and efficient service and provide fiscal responsibility and accountability.

In summary:

Dollar AmountDetails
$0 to $5,000
  • Verbal or written quotations from one or more vendors.
  • Use of normal invoice procedures.
  • A verbal or written Request for Quotation may be used.
$5,000 to $50,000
  • Orders may be placed based on receiving three written quotations or proposals where practical and advantageous to the Town.
  • A written Request for Quotation or Request for Proposal may be used.
$50,000 plus
  • An advertised and written Request for Quotation, Request for Proposal or Invitation to Tender must be used.
  • Advertisements must include a local newspaper and/or an online Bid solicitation service where practical and advantageous to the Town.
  • A comprehensive assessment of the proposals or quotations will be undertaken.
  • A Contract may be required.
  • The Town of Banff will comply with purchasing practices legislated under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA). Goods and Services over $75,000 and Construction contracts over $200,000 must be procured openly through the Alberta Purchasing Connection.