Fort Macleod business owners interested in contracts with the police college are polishing their resumes.
The Town of Fort Macleod Economic Development Commission is collecting submissions from local businesses that want to provide products or services for the team that will develop the college.
“I want businesses to provide me with what I call a resume of their experience and capability,” economic development officer Gordon MacIvor said.
MacIvor was at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday at The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police to promote the call for submissions. Businesses are asked to submit to the Economic Development Commission a letter outlining products and services they could provide to the police college.
“We will package their information and send it up to Alberta Infrastructure,” MacIvor said.
The provincial government announced in August 2006 it intends to build the $110-million Alberta Police and Peace Officers Training Centre at Fort Macleod.
The province intends to build the college, which will train 1,500 police and peace officer recruits each year after it opens in the fall of 2010, through a private-public partnership.
That P3 partnership opens opportunities for Fort Macleod businesses to supply products and services to the police college.
“We’ve had calls already from local businesses,” MacIvor said.
Businesses are asked to submit their resumes by Monday, March 31 to MacIvor at the Main Street Office.
It is expected the government will issue a request for qualifications in May or June.
“That will be for developers to submit their resumes,” MacIvor said.
Although there is no work being done on the site, MacIvor said the project is moving ahead.
“It’s a slowly moving forward process,” MacIvor said.