The EFT form (also known as a Direct Deposit form) is for any new or existing vendor that wishes to be paid via electronic funds transfer rather than cheque. The form can be found here.
Why is the City moving to an electronic bidding process?
The City is reviewing our procurement process and looking at ways to streamline and modernize it. This includes our process for publishing and handling the paperwork associated with requests for documents (RFX). We are now testing an online system called biddingo.com. This system is widely used by municipalities across the country.
Q: What are the benefits?
A: An RFX can be an expensive thing, even in printing costs alone. There’s also the associated cost of managing and tracking all those documents. Biddingo.com posts all of the documents electronically, and allows for electronic tracking of the RFX documents, addendums and submissions. This is more efficient and it is a good way to make sure everyone gets the information they need.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Businesses interested in an RFX posted on Biddingo can purchase the documents for approximately $35-$50 per project, or they can choose to purchase an annual subscription for $250, which gives unlimited access to all projects posted on Biddingo.
Q: When is this taking effect?
A: As of June 2015, the City has started to post projects on Biddingo. Not all projects will be posted online during this testing period. The City’s first project on biddingo.com is the RFP for the voting tabulators for the fall municipal election. Based on what we learn from the experience with Biddingo, we will decide how the City could use this bid submission processes for other projects.
Q: Where can I get more information?
A: The City will continue to post all RFX at whitehorse.ca/procurement. Our website will link directly to Biddingo if the RFX is posted online. An extract of the RFX will be posted at whitehorse.ca/procurement for prospective bidders to judge whether they are able to proceed with bidding. The City will continue our email subscription system that sends out bid alerts for contractors.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org call Lindsay Schneider, A/Financial Controller at 334-3404 or Brittany Dixon, A/Procurement Supervisor at 668-8641.
How does the City calculate changes in property tax revenues?
The tax revenue change attributable to property taxes as reported in the City of Whitehorse Annual Report is 7.12% for the past 6 years. This is different than the tax rate increase, which was 1.7% in 2014 and 2015. The change in tax revenues reflects a blend of community growth and mill rate changes.
Changes in total tax revenue can arise from increased growth in new land and new buildings and this growth is reflected in the Yukon Government’s property assessments. It is also reflected in increased costs to service the new areas.
According to the Statement of Operations, the major property tax revenue increase between 2013 and 2012 is an additional $2.42 million in property taxes caused by increased assessments due to growth in the community.
The remainder of the community’s property total tax revenue increase is attributable to the tax rate which can be found here.
Here is the information from page 10 of the 2013 Annual Report:
Average Annual Change
FAQ published February 2015
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