Here you’ll find a wealth of information about our procurement policies, supplier diversity programs, code of conduct, and other resources. We believe in doing business in a way that’s fair and open to everyone.
We’re proud to say that our procurement is in line with the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA). This is Canada’s largest, barrier-free, interprovincial market, and it’s all about removing barriers to trade, investment, and labour mobility. By following the NWPTA, we’re helping to boost competitiveness, create more opportunities, and reduce costs for everyone involved — from governments and workers to investors, consumers, and businesses.
Procurement Policies and Guidelines
Our general procurement policy, along with specific policies for Indigenous and women-owned businesses, are designed to ensure fairness and inclusivity in our procurement processes. We also provide infographics and forms for easy understanding and accessibility. Explore the policies below to learn more about our procurement practices.
- Procurement Policy
- Indigenous Procurement
- Women-Owned Businesses Procurement
Ethical Guidelines and Policies
Review these policies below to better understand our expectations and standards:
IT Vendor of Record
The Information Technology and Security Position Catalogue is a list of all the services that IT vendors need to be able to provide. If you’re an IT vendor, you need to make sure you have all the skills and qualifications listed in the catalogue before you respond to any service requests. But the catalogue listed here is always the most current and up-to-date version.
Finding and Submitting Bids
We use a service called Merx to share our opportunities with suppliers. This secure service lets suppliers send bids to us electronically. This is the only way we accept bids; we don’t take email responses.
You can find all of our procurement opportunities, along with any changes, add-ons, clarifications, and extra instructions for those opportunities, on Merx. We don’t endorse any other electronic procurement sites for our opportunities. You can see descriptions of each opportunity, but you need to register to download the opportunity and see the specific requirement. You can sign up to have Merx send you updates. Merx is an independent contractor and not part of SaskPower. SaskPower doesn’t own or control the Merx system and isn’t responsible for how it works or if it doesn’t work.
There’s a small cost for suppliers to get and submit proposals, but you can pay this once a year.If you’re interested in working with us, check out the Merx FAQs to learn how to register, get bids, and place bids with Merx.