The Purchasing Department at the City of West Kelowna (CWK) is responsible for acquiring goods and services required by all departments, providing asset recovery (sales of obsolete and/or unnecessary materials), as well as managing a centralized inventory system, necessary for the effective and efficient day to day operation of the municipality.

The Purchasing Department requests that vendors be familiar with the Procurement Terms and Conditions and Council's Purchasing Policy prior to submitting bids:


  • To maximize the benefits of the CWK and its citizens through the responsible acquisition of goods and services
  • To create a fair and impartial purchasing system that considers past performance, quality, delivery, training, as well as price when evaluating products and services
  • To use the highest ethical standards when dealing with suppliers and end users of goods and services
  • To build strong relationships with the community to benefit CWK as a whole

Purchasing Authority

The Purchasing Manager and/or his delegate are given authority to purchase materials, equipment, supplies and services in accordance with the following criteria:  
  • Items and/or services are included in the annual budget
  • The expenditure amount is the same or lower than the  budgeted amount
  • Accepted supplier is the lowest qualified bidder meeting requirements and/or specifications, or in the case of an RFP, the recommended proposal receives the highest criteria score