Released on March 10, 2014
Central Services is pleased to announce the launch of the new SaskTenders website. The redesigned SaskTenders site will be home to all procurement opportunities for executive government and Crown corporations, in addition to the municipal, academic, school and health sectors.
“At any given time, there are up to 200 tender opportunities on the site,” Central Services Minister Nancy Heppner said. “Competitions range from highway construction and infrastructure opportunities, to information technology or consulting services. The new site provides the ability to meet current needs and future growth, while meeting obligations under the New West Partnership.”
The new site makes it easier for businesses to access tender opportunities and offers. It offers:
- more intuitive site navigation;
- enhanced competition display and the ability to browse open competitions by commodity category;
- improved search functionalities that include a key word search and searching that is more intuitive; and
- improved email notifications and bid matching notifications for suppliers.
In addition to the new features, the site has a new, shorter web address – www.sasktenders.ca. The old web address, www.sasktenders.gov.sk.ca, will redirect to the new site.
“We are confident the new site will be a better tool for businesses and improve the experience for users,” Heppner said. “Saskatchewan is among the nation’s economic leaders, and we are pleased to provide access to provincial tender opportunities on the new and improved SaskTenders site.”
Operated through the Ministry of Central Services, the SaskTenders website facilitates government purchases from the private sector and the procurement of billions of dollars in goods and services each year. Similar sites are available for procurement opportunities in Alberta and British Columbia as part of the New West Partnership. The New West Partnership allows Saskatchewan businesses greater access to tender opportunities across western Canada.
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