Online Auction


Closing Date:

Thursday, September 28, 2023
2:00 pm (CST)

Pick Up:

SLGA Retail Inc. Liquor Retail Store Permit - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The winning bidder will have the opportunity to apply for a Liquor Retail Store Permit. A Liquor Retail Store Permit authorizes a qualifying business to sell beer, wine and spirits in closed containers for off-site consumption.

The winning bidder must apply to SLGA for a permit to establish a liquor store within the municipality for which the auction was held. The permit cannot be used to establish a liquor store in a different municipality.

The winning bidder must meet all Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) regulatory requirements to hold a retail liquor store permit.

Deposit (payable to McDougall Auctioneers):

A $5,000 (CAD) deposit is required to participate in the bidding process. Bidders must allow at least 24 hours for the registration process. To register and pay the deposit contact McDougall by phone at 306-757-1747 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

The $5,000 deposit is refunded to all unsuccessful bidders at the conclusion of the auction. The deposit is automatically applied to the winning bidder's purchase price at the conclusion of the auction. The winning bidder's deposit will not be refunded should they default at a later stage of the payment process.


Bidding for this permit begins Tuesday, September 19, 2023, and closes at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

If a bid is received just prior to the auction closing, bidding will be extended by 10 minutes and bidding will close once there has been a 10-minute period of no bids.

Bidders are advised that:

1. The permit that is subject to this bid process relates to a retail liquor store that is subject to an order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board certifying the Saskatchewan Government Employees Union as the bargaining agent for an all-employee bargaining unit of employees employed by the SLGA, including all SLGA retail liquor stores (the "Certification Order");

2. All bidders should review matters and consult with legal counsel prior to bidding as no representations or warranties are provided relating to the permit and, in particular, any obligations or requirements that may arise in relation to the Certification Order pursuant to The Saskatchewan Employment Act or otherwise.

Bidders Premium (payable to McDougall Auctioneers):

Within three (3) business days of the auction closing, the winning bidder will be required to pay a non-refundable bidder's premium (15 percent to a maximum of $750 plus GST).

Payment of the winning bid (payable to SLGA Retail Inc.):

" Within 30 days after the conclusion of the auction: 25% of the total bid amount must be paid.
" Within 12 months after the conclusion of the auction: an additional 50% of the total bid amount must be paid.
" At the earlier of 18 months from the conclusion of the auction, or the effective date of the new Retail Store Permit: the remaining 25% of the total bid must be paid.

The full bid amount must be paid before SLGA will issue the permit and the retail liquor store can open.

SLGA Retail Inc. may offer the opportunity to the second highest bidder, at its discretion, if the winning bidder does not proceed.

Within thirty (30) days of the close of the auction, the highest bidder will be required to sign a purchase agreement (template attached.)

Permit Application Process:

The winning bidder is to be the applicant for the permit. Within 18 months of the auction closing the winning bidder must:
" Apply to SLGA (Liquor Licensing Branch) and meet all the terms, conditions, and requirements to be issued a permit.
" Pay the applicable permit application fee and annual permit fee to SLGA.
" Pay the full bid amount to SLGA Retail Inc.
" Open a retail store in accordance with all applicable SLGA retail liquor store operating requirements and local zoning bylaws.

Any bid amount paid will be refunded if the winning bidder does not meet the good character requirements during the application process for the permit or municipal bylaws prevent establishment of a liquor retail store.

More information about the application process for retail store permits is available at

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