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  • 2017 Holiday Closure: Key Dates for Procurement

    November 24, 2017

    Please keep the following dates in mind as we approach the University’s holiday closure: December 5, 2017 Competitive Bid requests submitted after this date will not be responded to until after the holiday break. December 8, 2017 Last day to submit requests for: Purchase Order Creation and Changes Vendor Setups and Changes New Credit Card
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  • Changes to the Current Procurement Regulatory Framework

    November 7, 2017

    This past summer, the federal government (with the provinces and European Union) released the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). A number of changes have been made to current procurement processes at the University of Toronto as a result of these trade agreements. For more information,
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  • Supplier Fraud Update

    August 31, 2017

    The University of Toronto’s Procurement Services department wants to remind 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 (domain should end with
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  • uSOURCE Post-Deployment Optimization

    May 3, 2017

    Following your feedback, the uSOURCE team has been working to implement system enhancements that simplify and improve the payment process for Purchase Orders below $5,000. Goods Receipts no longer required for orders below $5,000 Effective Friday, May 5th NEW uSOURCE Purchase Orders totaling less than $5,000 before tax will not require an electronic goods receipt
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  • Fiscal Year-End: Key Dates for Procurement

    March 23, 2017

    Please keep the following dates in mind as we approach Fiscal Year-End: April 13, 2017: Last day to submit requests for Purchase Orders over $25,000 and FIS Vendor Setups / Changes April 24, 2017: Final Cheque Run April 25, 2017: uSOURCE shuts down for Year-End. Please consider delivery times when placing orders. May 1, 2017:
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  • New Approved Supplier Category: Drupal Website Design

    January 23, 2017

    We are pleased to announce a new category in the University’s list of Approved Suppliers: Category: Drupal Website Development and Maintenance Services Suppliers: Coldfront Labs, Digital Echidna, Foster Interactive, OpenConcept, OpenPlus Services provided include but are not limited to: Web Application Design Services Development, Configuration, Content Management and Integration Services Maintenance Services Search Engine Optimization
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  • 2016 Holiday Closure: Key Dates for Procurement

    November 29, 2016

    Please keep the following dates in mind as we approach the University’s holiday closure: December 9, 2016 Last day to submit requests for: Purchase Order Creation and Changes Vendor Setups and Changes New Credit Card Applications (PCard and TCard) Please ensure complete documentation is included for all requests. December 20, 2016 uSOURCE shutdown at 12
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  • UP Express: New Approved Supplier

    September 15, 2016

    We are pleased to announce the Union Pearson Express has been added to the list of Approved Suppliers. Through an agreement with the Canadian Association of Business Officers (CAUBO), all University of Toronto staff and faculty will receive a discount on fares between Pearson International Airport and Union Station. For more information, including how to
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  • FRAUD ALERT

    September 7, 2016

    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
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  • Revised form for Non-Competitive Procurement

    May 5, 2016

    A revised Non-Competitive (Single/Sole Source) Procurement Justification form has replaced the former Sole Source form. Effective June 1, 2016, it is the document to be used when requesting non-competitive procurement. This revised form clarifies the requirement for a rationale from requestors justifying the procurement of goods and/or services on a non-competitive basis. In addition, the
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  • Jump+: New Approved Supplier

    May 4, 2016

    We are pleased to announce a new Supplier has been added to the list of Approved Suppliers: Supplier: Jump+ Category: Computers – Apple Apple computers and related equipment include but are not limited to: Apple TV and TV cables, displays iPads iPods and iPod cables, dock, earphones MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook drives, cables, cases,
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  • Notice: uSOURCE Planned System Outage

    April 14, 2016

    Due to year-end activities, uSOURCE will not be available from 7:00 pm on April 26, 2016 until 8:00 am on May 2, 2016. For more information, email uSOURCE@utoronto.ca.

  • BMO MasterCard Phishing Alert

    March 21, 2016

    Recently, a number of BMO MasterCard (PCard) holders reported receiving “Phishing” emails to update their account information. Cardholders were directed to a fake website and asked to enter their card number and password. Phishing is a fraudulent process used to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Email recipients are often
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  • Fiscal Year-End: Key Dates for Procurement

    February 17, 2016

    Please keep the following Procurement Due Dates in mind as we approach the University’s Financial Year End on April 30th.

  • New Categories Added to List of Approved Suppliers

    December 7, 2015

    Over the last month, Procurement Services has added a number of new categories to the list of Approved Suppliers: Staples Advantage and PrintersPlus are the new Approved Suppliers in the Toner Cartridges category, offering discounted pricing on a broad range of OEM, generic, and remanufactured products for more printer brands or models. SoftChoice Inc. (Server
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  • uSOURCE Holiday Closure

    December 1, 2015
  • December 11th deadline to request Vendor Set-ups or High Value Purchase Orders

    November 27, 2015

    Due to the University’s upcoming holiday closure, departments must submit requests for FIS Vendor Setups, Vendor Changes and Purchase Order creation no later than end of day Friday December 11th. Send requests, with complete documentation, to purchasing.help@utoronto.ca. For more information about payment processes prior to the Holiday Break, consult the Financial Services Department website: http://www.finance.utoronto.ca
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  • We’re Moving

    November 16, 2015

    Procurement Services will be closed on Tuesday December 1st, as we will be moving our offices back to the 3rd floor of 215 Huron St. Staff will be available on Wednesday, December 2nd.

  • Perkin Elmer: New Approved Supplier on uSOURCE

    September 10, 2015

    We are pleased to announce a new Approved Supplier on uSOURCE: Supplier: Perkin Elmer Category: Lab Supplies Perkin Elmer offers Laboratory equipment and supplies that include, but are not limited to: Bench Lab Equipment/Apparatus Books Chemicals/Reagents Chromatography and Filtration Electronics Furniture Glassware Housekeeping Supplies Instructional Supplies Labware Plasticware Radioisotopes Safety Supplies and Software For more
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  • New PO Template and Terms and Conditions

    September 8, 2015

    Please be advised that as of September 8, 2015 the Purchase Order template will change as follows: New format (portrait print, revised font) Incorporation by reference of the University’s General Terms and Conditions of Purchase Sample of the new PO template This change will not impact your ability to issue Purchase Orders from your location
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  • Insight: New Approved Supplier on uSOURCE

    September 3, 2015

    We are pleased to announce the addition of a new Approved Supplier on uSOURCE: Supplier: Insight Canada Category: Computers – Apple Products Insight Canada offers Computers and related equipment that include, but are not limited to: Apple TV and TV cables, displays iPads iPods and iPod cables, dock, earphones MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook drives,
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  • Procurement Services Moving

    July 30, 2015

    Procurement Services will be closed on Tuesday August 4th, as our offices are undergoing renovations and we will be moving to a temporary workspace. Staff will be available on Wednesday, August 5th. General Purchasing Inquiries: purchasing.help@utoronto.ca uSOURCE Support: uSOURCE@utoronto.ca Staff Directory

  • uSOURCE Roll-Out

    June 15, 2015

    After many months of collaboration with our community partners, Procurement Services is pleased to announce the roll-out of uSOURCE is now underway. We are working with key contacts to ensure the system set-up matches the unique business processes of each department. Training sessions at the St. George, UTM and UTSC campuses are in full-swing, and
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  • Transitioning from UShop to uSOURCE

    April 21, 2015

    Beginning Monday April 27, UShop will no longer be available for new order placement.  The timing and duration of the system shut down is planned to accommodate the transition activities required for switching to uSOURCE, the university’s new on-line purchasing tool (UShop and uSOURCE cannot be operated simultaneously). uSOURCE will be rolled out to the
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  • Procurement Services’ New Website

    March 27, 2015

    We are proud to present the redesigned Procurement Services website. We hope you like the fresh new look and the improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need quickly and easily. We’ve also tried to provide as much context as possible around the required processes for procurement at the University. This site
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