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Business » Finance » Purchasing

Ethics Statement

Open and honest dealing with everyone involved in the purchasing process
Includes all businesses with which the City of Kamloops contracts or from which it purchases goods or services, as well as all members of the purchasing staff and of the public who utilize the services of the Purchasing Division.

Fair and impartial award recommendations for all contracts and tenders.
The City of Kamloops will not extend preferential treatment to any vendor, including local companies. Not only is it against the law, it is not good business practice, since it limits fair and open competition for all vendors and is therefore a detriment to obtaining the best possible value for each tax dollar.

An irreproachable standard of personal integrity on the part of all those designated as purchasing agents for the City of Kamloops.
No gifts or favours are accepted by Purchasing Division staff in return for business or the consideration of business. Also, the purchasing staff do not publicly endorse one company in order to give that company an advantage over others.

Co-operation with other public agencies in order to obtain the best possible value for every tax dollar.
The City of Kamloops is a member of a cooperative purchasing group. Made up of several public agencies, this group pools its expertise and resources in order to practise good value analysis and to purchase goods and services in volume and save tax dollars.

Continuous development of purchasing skills and knowledge.
All members of the Purchasing Division are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities provided to further their knowledge of good public purchasing principles and to maintain excellent skills.

Environmental Statement

The City of Kamloops will consider offers on products, projects and services that are Environmentally Preferred.

The City recognizes that procurement decisions by its employees can make a difference in pursuit of improving environmental performance and as such support the purchase of products, projects and services that will minimize the negative impact on the environment when they are practical and can be obtained at a reasonable cost.

Definitions:
Environmentally Preferred products, projects and services are those that have a lesser impact on human health and the environment when compared with competing products, projects and services. This comparison may consider raw materials acquisition (materials that are abundant in nature, natural and biodegradable, organically grown, fast growing and sustainably harvested), production and manufacturing (energy efficient, the use of renewable energy or efficiently used materials), packaging, distribution, re-use ( from recycled content or a recyclable material), operation, maintenance and disposal options for the product, project or service. Environmentally Preferred products, projects and services will have third party certification acceptable to the City of Kamloops.

Practical means the products, projects and services can perform the intended function as well as the products, projects or services made from virgin materials and the cost of the Environmentally Preferred products, projects and service reasonably approximates the cost of the products, projects and services made from virgin products. Reasonable cost may require a Life Cycle Cost Analysis of the product, project or service.

Shawn Bourrie
Purchasing Manager

Contact
Purchasing Division
955 Concordia Way
Kamloops BC V2C 6V3
email purchasing@kamloops.ca

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system and will be directed accordingly. The City of Kamloops will endeavor to contact you within two business days. Thank you.