Sole Sourcing Safety Codes Agency

Defining Sole Sourcing
County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 Council has provided direction, through the Strategic and Business Planning process, for the sole sourcing of a Safety Codes Agency for building, electrical, gas and plumbing permit disciplines to ensure continuity of permit and inspection services and safe homes and buildings for residents. 
 
In accordance with the County of Wetaskiwin Land Use Bylaw, all structures over 100 sq. ft. (10' x 10') require a development permit issued by the County. Once a development permit is approved by the County in accordance with the Provincial Safety Codes Act, the developer must obtain a building permit and all applicable permits for utilities from an Accredited Safety Codes Inspection Officer through Superior Safety Codes Inc.

Sole Source Contract

Council has awarded a sole source contract to Superior Safety Codes Inc. for building, electrical, gas and plumbing Safety Code services in the County of Wetaskiwin for permits and has now obtained accreditation with the Alberta Safety Codes Council and approval of final agreements.

Benefits
Benefits of a single source Agency will include a 1-stop service for residents, landowners, developers and builders and access to onsite safety codes information. The increased continuity of permit and inspection services will bring about a closer and more consistent relationship between the municipality, the agency and residents, landowners, developers and builders, and will allow the County and landowners easier and quicker access to permit documentation that does not exist today.

Finalization
The County of Wetaskiwin's sole sourcing accreditation was finalized on April 1, 2015. All new permits needed by residents, landowners, developers and builders  will be obtained either at the County Office or directly from Superior Safety Codes Inc. Any permits started with a separate Agency prior to the commencement of the contract with Superior will continue through the process with those agencies. 

Additional Information

For additional information, please view our FAQ (PDF) and visit the Safety Codes Council website. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Planning and Economic Development.