Sole-sourced service contracts were first posted online at alberta.ca in September of this year. This list has now been updated with an additional 993 contracts with start dates before September 30, 2015. Of this number, 118 support government business and 875 provide direct social supports through Human Services.
The online database will continue to be updated on a quarterly basis, in support of procurement accountability across the Government of Alberta.
“Our government made a commitment to Albertans to be accountable and transparent. By providing this information, we are following through on our responsibility to share with Albertans how their taxpayer dollars are being spent.”
Over the last two quarters, about five per cent of the contracts that support government business were deemed to be sole-sourced. Many of the contracts that support direct service delivery to vulnerable Albertans are sole-sourced through Human Services.
The list has been posted according to open data principles and is presented in a user-friendly format that enables a sort and filter capability for most fields. As well, the entire database can be downloaded into a spreadsheet, accommodating further analysis.