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Facility Operating & Service Agreements

If you are considering entering into an agreement with the Government of Alberta (the Province) for facility operation or service delivery, this provides information and guides you through the contract process.

Minimum Requirements

To be considered eligible to enter into an agreement with the Province, the following minimum requirements apply.



The Operator shall

  1. insure its operations under a contract of General Liability in an amount not less than $2,000,000 per occurrence, insuring against bodily injury, personal injury and property damage including loss of use thereof.  Such insurance shall include non-owned automobile liability,  tenant's/occupier's legal liability  and extend to include loss or damage to the Premises and/or Equipment in Appendix B in the care, custody and control of the Operator; providing such damage arises from the Operator's negligence;
  2. maintain Automobile Liability Insurance on all vehicles owned, operated or licensed in the name of the Operator in an amount not less than $1,000,000;
  3. maintain "All Risks" property insurance on all property owned by the Operator;
  4. ensure that the policy of insurance required in (a) and (c) above is endorsed to provide the Province with 30 day advance written notice of cancellation; and,
  5. provide evidence satisfactory to the Province of all required insurance prior to the commencement of this Agreement and annually thereafter. On request the Operator shall promptly provide the Province with a certified true copy of each policy.

Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Coverage

Guarantee of Performance

Criminal Record and Vulnerability Sector Check

Safety Plan

"Seed Money" Considerations

Contracting Opportunities

All agreement and contract opportunities with Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation are advertised on the Alberta Purchasing Connection. Sign on as a Vendor.  Use "Search Opportunities" with keyword "park" or "parks."

The bidding process is open to all eligible individuals and organizations.  All bid packages are compared against each other and the mandatory requirements.

If you are already signed up as a Vendor on the Alberta Purchasing Connection, the Commodity Codes utilized for Facility Operating Agreements are

Types of Agreements

The Province uses two types of contracts for park operations.

Facility Operating Agreement (FOA)

Service Agreement

Process for Facility Operating Agreements and Service Agreements


Bid Proposal Packages

Information Sessions and Site Tour

Submission of Bid Proposal Package

Proponent Review/Interview


Monitoring Process

Agreement Completion

Protection of Privacy

To assess an applicant's eligibility and viability to enter into an agreement, information is requested on

We collect and use this information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The act is available online through the Queen's Printer.

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