Red Deer Public School District adopts digital procurement system to improve purchasing transparency and productivity


Red Deer Public School District (RDPSD) is now using the bids&tenders digital procurement platform to help purchasing staff better meet public expectations for accountability, improved service delivery and cost efficiency.

Responsible for delivering an expanding portfolio of educational services to a growing student base and other members of the community, RDPSD is helping school district staff save valuable administrative time and resources, automate reports, streamline procurement, and reduce the risk of liability by using the platform.

“Our new, automated, digital solution to procurement will improve our ability to manage upcoming modernization projects and new construction, while ensuring we provide value to the public,” said Michelle Skinner, Accounting Coordinator at RDPSD. “With bids&tenders, our staff and suppliers now have the ability to oversee procurement projects entirely online, minimizing the need for in-person interactions, which allow us to stay safe and comply with physical distancing restrictions.”

Suppliers looking to find their next opportunity with RDPSD can create an account on the school district's new bids&tenders portal to review and submit responses to requests for information (RFI), requests for quotations (RFQ), requests for proposals (RFP) and requests for tenders (RFT). Suppliers will receive notifications of relevant new opportunities posted by RDPSD, as well as those from hundreds of other public, private and non-profit organizations using the platform. The automated bid compliancy checker ensures bids are fully compliant before they can be submitted, minimizing the risk of disqualification due to minor errors.

About Red Deer Public School District

Red Deer Public School District is responsible for approximately 11,000 students, 1,173 staff members and 28 schools. The Board provides specialized and instructional programs, ensuring students are fully equipped for post-secondary education or entering the workforce.