Purchasing Branch

The Purchasing Branch is part of the Corporate & Protective Services Division. Central Stores is located at the Public Works Yard.

The Purchasing Branch provides professional expertise on the sourcing of goods, services, and construction contractors for City business units and providing the best overall value. The Purchasing Branch is the only functional area authorized to issue purchase orders (POs). The public competitive bid process is administered in compliance with City Bylaw and Policy, Canadian procurement law, and all applicable Trade Agreements.

We are committed to excellence and pursue the highest standards of Public Procurement and achieving best value outcomes for the community we serve.

Business Opportunities

  • Check Bidding Opportunities regularly.
  • The City does not retain a formal bidder's list or bidders registry.

Purchasing Branch Buyers

The Purchasing Branch has several Buyers. Each Buyer is responsible for servicing a portfolio of City operating departments and their respective needs.

Suppliers interested in selling to the City should send their company information, include a line card and/or the goods, services, or construction work you want to be considered for, to the Purchasing Branch's general enquiry email address noted below. The appropriate Buyer will be provided your information for their records.

Purchasing Branch contact information:

Gifts and gratuities

  • The City has a strict policy prohibiting the acceptance of personal gifts or gratuities of any kind.

Standard Terms & Conditions for Purchase Orders

Unless superseded by other related documents and agreements, these Terms and Conditions will apply and be binding to suppliers of goods and services. Upon acceptance of a City of Kelowna Purchase Order (PO), the supplier is deemed to have agreed to the City's Standard Terms & Conditions for Purchase Orders.