University of Waterloo
185 Columbia St W.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
+1 519 888 4501
In order to maintain the University of Waterloo's reputation for fair, open and sound business practices, the following information is provided to aid university personnel complete their business affairs.
Policy 17 states the University of Waterloo's standards of ethics pertaining to procurement. All purchases on campus must adhere to Policy 17.
|Thresholds||P-card||Purchase order||Quotations||Formal RFP|
|$25,000 - $100,000||No||Yes||3 written||Optional|
|$10,000 - $25,000||No||Yes||3 written||No|
|$5,000 - $10,000||No||Yes||3 written/verbal||No|
|$0 - $4,999||Yes||Optional||Optional||No|
University of Waterloo Procurement and Contract Services adheres to the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada Code of Ethics.
A brief guideline to ensuring expedient, open and ethical communications with our suppliers.
For purchases coming from outside Canada, requisitioners should make themselves aware of rules and conditions that affect their purchase due to customs. Here is a comprehensive document on customs concerns.
Certain commodities required on campus have limitations and specific policies due to their special nature. Recognize any special procedures and policies before making a purchase of a special commodity.
To ensure only the best recruits, the University of Waterloo has a policy which will assist newly hired faculty and staff to move to the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
Different purchases are subject to different taxes due to the nature of their usage. In order to confirm the whole price of a purchase for budgetary purposes, please use this document the classify applicable taxes.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.