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 Purchasing Overview

The Government of Saskatchewan procures various goods and services in order to carry out programs. However, the Government is responsible to the people of Saskatchewan and fiscal accountability needs to be top of mind. It's essential to ensure goods and services are procured in an open, fair and transparent manner. When it comes to government, there are a few main areas of procurement, with different guiding principles.

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All dollar value thresholds listed are inclusive of any options and all applicable taxes.

Goods, Services and Construction

The procurement of all goods, services and construction projects by ministries and many public agencies are subject to the rules and regulations contained within The Purchasing Act, 2004, The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997 and are subject to the Financial Administration Manual, section 4505 (Purchases of Supplies and Services) .  All services contracts are subject to the Financial Administration Manual, section 4510 (Contracts for Services).  The Ministry of SaskBuilds and Procurement is here to facilitate with the procurement of goods, services and construction projects. To learn more about this click here

Any purchase of goods over $10,000, services over $75,000 and construction over $100,000 by ministries are subject to the terms of the New West Partnership Trade Agreement.  For a full list of trade agreements and their procurement thresholds for ministries, Crown corporations and MASH, see Saskatchewan Procurement Thresholds (In Canadian Dollars).

Trade agreement procurement thresholds

The Saskatchewan Procurement Thresholds (In Canadian Dollars) chart outlines the thresholds for procurement obligations for five trade agreements government procurement:

Print, advertising and communications

The procurement of all print and advertising materials and services needs to be coordinated through Executive Council, Communication Services. To learn more about print and advertising purchasing, see Executive Council's page on Communications and Print Service.

Legal services

All contracting for private legal services by ministries must be done in consultation with the Ministry of Justice. 

Information Technology (IT) goods and services

All contracting for IT goods and services must be done through The Ministry of SaskBuilds and Procurement.Buy something for work, procurement overview, purchasing goods, purchasing services

​Contact Information

If you have any questions or require more information please contact:

Procurement Management Division 

Phone 306-787-6871


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