This year's public opening will be held at Alberta Infrastructure Building (Neil Crawford Centre) and digitally using "Cisco Webex Meeting". There will also be a conference call number for clients that would like to call in by phone.

Read the Public Notice (PDF, 535 KB).

Important dates

October 2, 2020 – 4:30 pm: completed Eligibility Form (registration) must be faxed or delivered to any AF office on or before this date

October 12, 2020 – 4:30 pm: sealed tender packages must be mailed or Couriered with enough time for it to be received /delivered on or before this date to Manning Forestry Office. (see address below)

October 15, 2020 – 8:00 am to 9:30 am: sealed tender packages may be submitted/delivered to boardroom 1401 in the Alberta Infrastructure Building (Neil Crawford Centre), 6950-113 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5T6

October 23, 2020 – 4:30 pm: incidental/planning charges must be paid

November 13, 2020 – 4:30 pm: security Deposit must be paid and all requirements must be met

Permits being offered for sale

Table 1: Permits being offered for sale

Disposition Number Condition Conifer Volume (m3) Decid Volume (m3) Disposition Area (ha) Block Area (ha) Minim bid ($/m3) Bid Deposit Security Deposit Planning Costs (GST Included) Incidental Charges (GST Included) Conifer Reforest Levy ($/m3) Decid Reforest Levy ($/m3)
CTPG160045 GR 2,577 342 32.40 14.90 $5.46 $2,000.00 $16,672.51 $        - $61.01 $12.58 $0.00
CTPG160046 GR 2,041 271 47.40 11.80 $5.46 $2,000.00 $13,204.82 $        - $64.94 $12.58 $0.00
CTPG160047 GR 519 69 32.40 3.00 $5.46 $2,000.00 $4,063.88 $        - $58.64 $12.58 $0.00
CTPS160059 GR 4,754 4,087 130.00 41.70 $5.46 $2,000.00 $31,706.80 $        - $86.63 $12.58 $0.00
DTPL510249 GR 400 6,134 259.00 40.89 $0.39 $2,000.00 $7,710.11 $        - $79.69 $12.58 $1.08
DTPL510250 GR 400 6,583 259.00 43.88 $0.39 $2,000.00 $8,008.03 $        - $79.69 $12.58 $1.08
  • Permit layout will be the responsibility of the successful bidder. Layout is to be completed by a regulated member as defined in the Regulated Forestry Profession Act.
  • No warranty is implied or given as to the quality or quantity of the timber.
  • All sales are final.
  • These permits expire on April 30, 2021 unless otherwise noted in their operating conditions.

Maps and conditions

Eligibility

Bidders may be either individual persons or corporate bodies.

To bid, an individual must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have resided in Alberta at least 6 months preceding this tender
  • not be in default under the Forests Act or any regulations under this Act (this includes being current on any debt or liability to the Crown in right of Alberta and to the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta)

To bid, a corporate body must:

  • be in good standing with Alberta Corporate Registry
  • not be in default of the Act or any regulations under this Act (this includes being current on any debt or liability to the Crown in right of Alberta and to the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta)

Submitting tenders

Step 1: Consult the legislation

Before submitting a tender, bidders should read the Forests Act and Timber Management Regulation to ensure they understand their obligations and rights.

Step 2: Pre-register

All bidders wishing to participate in this sale must complete an Eligibility Form (PDF, 305 KB) to indicate they meet the eligibility requirements.

Fax or deliver completed Eligibility Form to any Forest Area Office on or before 4:30 pm on October 2, 2020.

Registered bidders will be added to the bidders list for this sale.

Only registered bidders will be allowed to submit tenders on this sale. Ineligible applicants will be notified of their status prior to the sale.

Step 3: Submit a tender

Preparing a tender

Completed tenders are to be submitted in separate sealed envelopes clearly marked with the disposition number on the front (for example, CTPB090052). The Sealed Tender must include:

  • a “Bid Deposit” in the amount of $2,000
  • the properly completed bid form (PDF, 386 KB) (only one form per envelope)
  • the duly signed Certificate of Independent Bid Determination (PDF, 316 KB). This form is available at local AF offices, as well as online at Timber Permits – Commercial. If you are bidding on more than one permit, only one “Certificate of Independent Bid Determination” is required.
  • The Sealed Tender shall be completed in total showing an “initial” and a “secondary” bid. The “secondary” bid will apply only in the event of a tie between two or more highest “initial” bids for a specific permit. If a tie results on the “secondary” bid, the Minister will make the final decision as to the awarding of the permit. The successful bidder will be selected from the tied bidders by drawing a name.

Submissions before the day of sale

By Mail or Courier Delivery

Sealed tender packages must be received by 4:30 pm, Friday October 12, 2020. Please allow sufficient time for mailing; late tender packages will not be considered for any reason.

Mail to:

Lori Vance
CTP Provincial Sale
PO Box 749
Manning, Alberta  T0H 2M0

Courier to:

Lori Vance
CTP Provincial Sale
Manning Forestry Office
#400, 2nd Street SW
Manning, Alberta  T0H 2M0
Phone: 780-836-7316

Hand Delivered

The day of the Sale October 15, 2020, sealed tender packages must be submitted/delivered between 8:00 am and 9:30 am to:

Lori Vance
CTP Provincial Sale
Boardroom 1401, Alberta Infrastructure Building (Neil Crawford Centre)
6950 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 5T6

Step 4: Attend the public opening

A “WebEx” test meeting for scheduled participants will take place on October 9 to troubleshoot any connection issues. An invitation will be sent to registered participants.

Any pre-registered interested party may attend the bid opening by expressing their interesting in an email to: lori.vance@gov.ab.ca. A reply will include all meeting details.

There will be a limit of 20 clients allowed into the boardroom; therefore, clients may also attend via “Cisco Webex Meeting” using a Chrome or FireFox internet browser.

At the sale

  • Qualified “Sealed Tenders” will be opened and the permit(s) awarded starting at: 10:30 am on October 15, 2020.
  • Only one bid will be accepted per eligible bidder per permit available.
  • The officer in charge of the sale has the right to stop the sale at any time if, in their opinion, the proceedings are contrary to good order. Once the public opening has been stopped, the officer in charge may recommence, discontinue and/or reschedule the public opening.
  • The bid amount will be the sole determinant of the timber dues to be paid and will be fixed for the term of the permit. The bid does not include the applicable reforestation levies, incidental charges or GST, which must be paid by the successful bidder
  • The successful bidder may be required to maintain and submit information on the costs of logging and hauling, including costs of preparing operating plans, preparing road access and scaling costs.

After the sale

  • The Bid Deposit of the successful bidder will be held until the Security Deposit is in place. All requirements must be met by 4:30 pm on November 13, 2020 or the successful bidder will forfeit the Bid Deposit, incidental charges and all rights to the permit.
  • If a successful bidder subsequently defaults on the purchase of a permit, the Minister may sell the permit to the next highest eligible bidder for that permit at the next highest bid rate, resell the permit, or cancel the sale on this permit.
  • The Minister may, in his discretion, and as sole judge for the purpose make a final decision in respect to any conflict or dispute arising out of any sale.
  • The Minister will accept the highest eligible bid.

Sales Conditions – General

  • All successful bidders, where required, must pay the incidental/planning charges (see below for more information) by 4:30 pm on October 23, 2020. The incidental/planning charges must be paid separately from the Security Deposit and will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • A bid less than the minimum bid indicated in the table above will not be eligible and will be rejected.
  • The Ministry may, at its discretion and as sole judge for the purpose, at any time, without obligation to any bidders or other person, waive any irregularity or non-compliance with the Public Notice as in the opinion of the Ministry, provided however, that the Ministry shall have no obligation to any bidder or other person to waive any irregularity or non-compliance with the Public Notice at any time. Under no circumstances will the Ministry accept an Eligibility Form, Sealed Tender or Security Deposit submitted outside the deadlines described in this notice.

Forms of deposit

Bid deposits must be in the form of:

  • cash, or
  • cheque payable to the Government of Alberta.

Security deposits must be in the form of:

  • cash,
  • cheque payable to the Government of Alberta, or
  • Irrevocable letter of credit submitted in accordance with all of the requirements of the Government of Alberta, or term savings certificates issued by a financial institution acceptable to the Government of Alberta.

Contact

Connect with a timber permit coordinator in your area:

Provincial Co-coordinator: Lori Vance
Phone: 780-836-7316 or 780-836-6089

Grande Prairie: Shannon Rogolino
Phone: 780-833-4228

Slave Lake: Deanna Zelt
Phone: 780-805-3633

Lac La Biche: Mathew Rosychuk
Phone: 780-675-8233