Procurement & Contract Services home

It is our mandate, our objective, and our responsibility to ensure that University of Waterloo acquisitions and contracts are executed professionally, correctly, ethically, efficiently, and transparently.

What Procurement & Contract ​Services can do for you?

  • Procure equipment, supplies, and services for consumers.
  • Execution of University business contracting requirements.
  • Provide direction and council for various business situations.
  • Understand the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and help you with completing an RFP .
  • Project management for large and/or cumbersome acquisitions.
  • Provide market research and information. Access to suppliers, prices, products and specifications.
  • Provide traffic, customs (PDF) and taxes expertise and co-ordination
  • Source and maintain a number of travel related contracts
  • Provide a central contact and resource for outside suppliers.
  • Liaise with other institutions and government agencies.
  • Build and maintain a data library of University acquisitions and contracts.
  • Expedite delivery to University departments.

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  1. Sep. 22, 2017Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)

    The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union is effective Sept 21/17. This new trade agreement will bring about some changes in the way that we procure goods and services. 

  2. Sep. 30, 2016UofT Fraud Alert


    Sep 7th, 2016 | Posted In :

    The University of Toronto’s Procurement Services department wants suppliers to be aware of potential fraud activity in which an email is sent to a supplier requesting urgent delivery of goods to a non-University of Toronto location. The emails in question do not use standard University of Toronto email addresses and if a telephone contact is given, it is not a University of Toronto phone number.

  3. July 1, 2011Bill 122 Public Accountability Act

    Bill 122 Public Accountability Act

    The government has passed new legislation to ensure fair, open and transparent procurement procedures in broader public sector (BPS) organizations. 

    The act provides authority for the Management Board of Cabinet, to issue procurement directives for BPS organizations and require that they be followed.

    What does this mean for the BPS?

    For the BPS, the legislation strengthens procurement rules and increase accountability and transparency in the use of public funds. 

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