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Number of Vendors Added to the Registry

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Average Payment Term for Invoices 2015

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Number of Invoices Processed

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Number of Public Opportunities Posted

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Spend with Business Community in 2015

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Total Spend per Month/Annually 2015


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Provides support to our clients and stakeholders to meet the current and future needs of the Municipality in a cost effective and timely manner through accountable, fair, open and transparent processes in accordance with the policies, procedures and relative trade agreements.

Department Key Services

  • Responsible for the purchase of goods and services in a cost effective manner, in a publicly accountable, open and transparent process.
Accounts Payable
  • Responsible for paying all invoices for goods and services purchased by the Municipality in a timely manner.
  • Stocks up to 10,000 items to support inventory requirements for internal municipal departments.
Measurement & Reporting
  • Set baseline metrics for Supply Chain Management, and then assist in implementing strategies to improve overall performance based on these starting point measurements.

Strategic/Council Initiatives

Goal 1: Building a Responsible Government

Objective: Implement business delivery modes that enhance customer service for residents throughout the Region.
Objective: Strengthen organizational capacity to plan, self-assess and report.
Objective: Strengthen a positive work environment of trust and respect.
Objective: Improve systematic collaboration with other levels of government and other regional stakeholders, including the Indigenous community.

Goal 3: Building a Vibrant Economy Together

Objective: Obtain materials and services at a competitive price, including social procurement considerations.
Strategic Initiatives:
  • Vendor Registry developed
  • Social Procurement Framework developed and implemented

Achievements (Aug 2015 – Sept 2016)

  • Implemented vendor self-registration database
  • Updated internet page to educate stakeholders and improve access to information and transparency of overall supply chain governance
  • Approved to proceed with a Social Procurement Framework
  • Set up Fleet and Transit parts inventory to reduce shortages and excess inventory levels
  • Successfully implemented the barcoding system providing efficiencies in inventory planning

Major Business Initiatives (2017)

  • Implementation of a Social Procurement Framework pilot
  • Exploration of an Indigenous procurement strategy
  • Reviewing business intelligence system alternatives for ease of reporting
  • Evaluating different contract management tools
  • Supporting recovery team needs as required.
  • Managing significant spike in bid solicitations requests (RFPs, Tenders) because of delays resulting from the Wildfire
  • Support culture and employee wellness initiatives

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