Purchasing & Contracts

Key Contact Information

Just like anyone else, we have to buy good and services. To ensure we do it fairly and ethically, the Special Areas Board, as an agency of the Government of Alberta, procures goods and services using processes consistent with established Government of Alberta procurement policies.



Heather Pedersen, Tender Clerk

Brenda Schnurer, Contracts Clerk

Alberta Purchasing Connection

The Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) is an easy-to-use tool that lets public and private sector users manage, advertise, distribute, and download public sector purchasing opportunities for goods, services, and construction in Alberta.


With APC, purchasers advertise opportunities for tender and suppliers find opportunities to sell their products or services.

Current Opportunities

Invitations to Tender, Requests for Proposals and Quotation opportunities with the Special Areas Board are posted as they become available on:


DescriptionSolicitation Number (RFP #)Closing Date
Reservation System Prairie Oasis ParkRE8773January 31, 2022
One AirboatRE8767February 8, 2022

Surplus Sales

When Special Areas no longer requires goods we have used, we send them to the Government of Alberta’s Surplus Sales department to be sold to the public.


Surplus Sales has locations in Edmonton and Calgary where surplus goods are sold to the public to earn the best financial return possible for the Board. These goods are sold through Alberta Online Auction, cash and carry sales, public auctions, or public tenders. All items are sold on an “as is, where is” basis. There are no warranties of any kind. Purchasers are urged to inspect items for condition and suitability prior to bidding.


Current and future sales information is available from the Surplus Sales website or at their offices in Edmonton or Calgary.