The Government of Alberta procures billions of dollars in goods, services and construction every year.

Alberta procurements adheres to the principles stated in the Procurement Accountability Framework.

The Procurement Accountability Framework has been developed to:

  • reinforce fairness, transparency and integrity in the procurement process
  • add rigour and accountability to ministry processes
  • drive consistency and discipline in contracting
  • contain appropriate controls and a shared set of values and ethics

To ensure consistency in tendering, do not alter the templates, special provisions, specification amendments and supplemental specifications provided.

Project specific tender templates in Microsoft Word format are available through the Project Administrator.

See the PMA Delivery: Consultant's User Guide (PDF, 254 KB) for instructions on how to create and/or edit these documents.

A Quick Guide for Reviewing Tenders (PDF, 197 KB) is available to assist in the review of tender documents. Ensure that each of the items are addressed prior to submitting your documents.

Tender templates

Unit price schedule

The following bid item list is provided for information only. All unit price schedules for Transportation tenders are to be created through Program Management Application (PMA) Delivery.

Special provisions


Table 1. Special provisions – General

Number Special Provision Date
SPC_001 Diesel Fuel Cost Adjustment (DOCX, 54 KB) September 2023
SPC_002 Asphalt Cement Cost Adjustment (DOCX, 56 KB) October 2023
SPC_005 Partnering (DOCX, 26 KB) May 2021
SPC_012 Construction Scheduling and Interim Completion Dates (DOCX, 25 KB) January 2020
SPC_009 Seal Coat Contracts (DOCX, 19 KB) October 2019

Bridge structures

Table 2. Special provisions – Bridge structures

Number Special Provision Date
SPC_027 Culverts Constructed Under High Fills (PDF, 51 KB)  


Table 3. Special provisions – Grading

Number Special Provision Date
SPG_002 Right-of-Way Restrictions (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPG_004 Improvement of Intersections and Entrances (PDF, 8 KB)  
SPG_013 Removal and Demolition of Buildings (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPG_018 Work in the Vicinity of Utilities (DOCX, 24 KB) August 2020
SPG_019 Railway Crossing Construction (PDF, 8 KB)  
SPG_020 Backfilling Existing Dugouts (PDF, 42 KB)  
SPG_022 Rock Excavation (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPG_026 Backslope Widenings (PDF, 39 KB)  
SPG_027 Buildings Located within Right-of-Way (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPG_G039 Seeding (PDF, 81 KB)  
SPG_040 Summary of Estimated Grading Quantities (PDF, 10 KB)  
SPG_043 Fence Installation (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPG_054 Modified Class B Fence (PDF, 12 KB)  
SPG_056 Special Fence Plastic Posts (PDF, 10 KB)  
SPG_059 Contractor's Supply of Borrow (PDF, 29 KB)  
  High Tension Cable Barrier (PDF, 36 KB) August 2016


Table 4. Special provisions – Environment

Number Special Provision Date
SPE_002 Environmental Control (PDF, 18 KB)  
SPE_025 Pre-disturbance Wildlife Sweep Requirements
Presence of Protected Wildlife and Wildlife Features Unlikely (DOCX 34 KB)
February 2023
SPE_026 Pre-disturbance Wildlife Sweep Requirements
Cliff Swallow Nesting Present (DOCX, 37 KB)
February 2023
SPE_027 Pre-disturbance Wildlife Sweep Requirements
Additional survey(s) required (DOCX, 34 KB)
February 2023
SPC_E005 Reclaiming Abandoned Water Wells (PDF, 14 KB)  
  Turbidity (see Transportation and water project environmental requirements)  
SPC_022 Control of Clubroot (PDF, 29 KB)  
SPC_024 Decontamination of Construction Equipment (PDF, 108 KB)  


Table 5. Special provisions – Surfacing

Number Special Provision Date
SP_S305 Inter-Laboratory Repeatability Testing (PDF, 63 KB) June 2022
SPS_006 Grading – Intersectional Treatment (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPS_032 Subgrade Preparation and Intersectional Treatment (PDF, 8 KB)  
SPS_033 Gradation Specification for Designation Class Material (PDF, 10 KB)  
SPS_036 Crushing of Oversize Rock (PDF, 8 KB)  
SPS_047 Construction of Asphalt Stabilized Base Course (ASBC) Fillets (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPS_060 Construction Cut-off Dates for Cement Stabilized Base Course and Asphalt Stabilized Base Course (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPS_121 Producing and Stockpiling Designation for Aggregate by Cubic Metre (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPS_300 Asphalt Concrete Pavement – Mix Type 33 (PDF, 28 KB)  
SP_A041 Revisions to Asphalt Concrete Pavement Requirements – Susan Lake Aggregate Source (PDF, 107 KB) November 2016
SP_S306 Road Weather Information System Replacement – Highway (DOCX, 48 KB) February 2020
SP_S303 Sand Seal Surface Treatment (DOCX, 21 KB) February 2020
SP_307 Air Void Regression (DOCX, 30 KB) November 2021
SP_308 RAP Binder Contribution (DOCX, 34 KB) June 2020
SP_S309 Painted Roadway Lines – Graded Aggregate and Chip Seal Coats (DOCX, 34 KB) January 2022
SP_S310 Painted Roadway Lines – Micro-Surfacing (DOCX, 34 KB) January 2022
SP_S311 Painted Roadway Lines – Quality Control and Acceptance  (PDF, 151 KB) December 2022


Table 6. Special provisions – Geotechnical

Number Special Provision Date
SPT_002 Embankment Construction on Soft Areas (PDF, 9 KB)  
SPT_004 Soil Conditions (PDF, 8 KB)  
SPT_005 Construction in Muskeg/Soft Areas (PDF, 11 KB)  

Specification amendments

General specifications

Table 7. Special amendments – General

Number Specification amendment Date
AMC_C255 1.2 – General, Re: Mobilization and Demobilization (PDF, 16 KB) November 2019
AMC_C280 1.2 – General, Re: Diesel Fuel Cost Adjustment (PDF, 73 KB) September 2023
AMC_C281 1.2 – General, Re: Exclusionary Periods Non Bridge Winter Work (PDF, 63 KB) November 2019
AMC_C283 1.2 – General, Re: Dispute Resolution Process (2019) (PDF, 63 KB) November 2019
AMC_C284 1.2 – General, Re: Produced Sand and Contaminated Soils (PDF, 10 KB) November 2019
AMC_C286 1.2 – General, Re: Reduction in Holdback (DOCX, 27 KB) July 2020
AMC_C289 1.2 – General, Re: Contractor Mobilizing to Site (PDF, 72 KB) July 2020
AMC_C290 1.2 – General, Re: Force Majeure (PDF, 77 KB) July 2020
AMC_C291 1.2 – General, Re: Environmental Construction Operations Plan (PDF, 76 KB) July 2020
AMC_292 1.2 – General, Re: 1.2.55 Contractor's Warranty Period and Final Acceptance (PDF, 475 KB) October 2022
AMC_C293 1.2 – General, Re: 1.2.8 Damage to Project (PDF, 89 KB) September 2022
AMC_C294 1.2 – General, Re: Asphalt Cement Cost Adjustment (PDF, 58 KB) September 2023
AMC_C296 Specification 1.1, Definitions and Interpretation, Re: Work and Specifications 1.2, General, Re: All of The Work (PDF, 54 KB) September 2023
AMC_S53.2 1.2 – General, Re: Construction Staking And Survey – Majority By Consultant (PDF, 278 KB) October 2022
AMC_295 1.2 – General, Re: Work Subject to The Migratory Birds Convention Act, The Species at Risk Act, and The Alberta Wildlife Act (DOCX, 33 KB) February 2023

Standard specifications for bridge construction

Table 8. Specification amendments – Bridge construction

Standard specifications for highway construction

Table 9. Specification amendments – Highway construction

Number Specification amendment Date
AMC_C287 2.7 Underground Electrical Conduits, Re: Csa Standard Update For High Density Polyethylene (Hdpe) Conduit For Electrical Use (DOCX, 30 KB) July 2020
AMC_S275 3.5 Asphalt Concrete Pavement (EPS), Re: Quality Control Testing Using Maximum Specific Gravity Testing of Hot Mix Asphalt (DOCX, 37 KB) November 2020
AMC_S276 2.19 King Block Torque Requirements (DOCX, 26 KB) July 2020
AMC_S277 3.31 Asphalt Pavement Crack Sealing (DOCX, 35 KB) May 2022
AMC_S278 3.33 Crack Repair – Spray Patch (DOCX, 33KB) May 2022
AMC_S279 3.50 Asphalt Concrete Pavement (EPS) (DOCX, 78 KB) October 2023
AMC_S280 3.53 Asphalt Concrete Pavement - Superpave (DOCX, 22 KB) May 2022
AMC_S312 5.5 Supply of Portland Cement Concrete (DOCX, 34 KB) April 2023

Supplemental specifications

Standard specifications for highway construction

Table 10. Supplemental specifications – Highway construction

Number Special Provision Date
  2.11 – High Tension Cable Barrier (DOCX, 288 KB) November 2019
  3.4 – Full Depth Reclamation (DOCX, 29 KB)  
  3.56 – Cold In-Place Recycling (DOCX, 31 KB)  
  3.70 – Portland Cement Concrete Pavement – End Product Specification (DOCX, 63 KB) January 2019
  5.7 – Supply of Asphalt (DOCX, 277 KB) August 2021

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