The Sole-source Service Contract Database provides information on sole-source contracts of $10,000 or more for services required by Alberta government departments. It has been updated to include the disclosure of 190 contracts with start dates on or before Sept. 30, 2018. Of these contracts, 57 are from Children’s Services or Community and Social Services, with four supporting government businesses and 53 providing direct social supports to Albertans. The total value of all contracts during the second quarter is $1.63 billion.
“Our government is committed to being open and transparent. It’s important that Albertans have access to information about how the government awards contracts, and how and where public money is being spent.”
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. The entire database can also be downloaded into a spreadsheet, accommodating further analysis.
The online database will continue to be updated on a quarterly basis in support of procurement accountability across the Government of Alberta.