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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.
- Provincial Tender – General Specifications (DOCX, 150 KB) – June 2021
- Email Bidding Presentation – Contractor Information Session (PDF, 519 KB) – June 2021
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.
- Bid Item List (XLSX, 42 KB) – October 2016
Table 1. Special provisions – General
|SPC_001||Diesel Fuel Cost Adjustment (DOCX, 29 KB)|
|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|
Table 2. Special provisions – Bridge structures
|SPB_002||Construction by Others (PDF, 8 KB)|
|SPC_003||Finishing Approaches (PDF, 8 KB)|
|SPC_004||Removal by Others (PDF, 8 KB)|
|SPC_007||Culverts (PDF, 53 KB)|
|SPC_027||Culverts Constructed Under High Fills (PDF, 51 KB)|
|SPC_040||Accommodation of Nautical Traffic (PDF, 23 KB)||November 2019|
Table 3. Special provisions – Grading
|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
|SPE_002||Environmental Control (PDF, 18 KB)|
|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
Table 6. Special provisions – Geotechnical
|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)|
Table 7. Special amendments – General
|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, 20 KB)||November 2019|
|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|
Standard specifications for bridge construction
Table 8. Specification amendments – Bridge construction
Standard specifications for highway construction
Table 9. Specification amendments – Highway construction
|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|
Standard specifications for highway construction
Table 10. Supplemental specifications – Highway construction
|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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