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  • Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license requirement for food imports

    March 5, 2021

    As of March 15, 2021, all food import shipments require a valid Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence. Food shipments without a valid SFC licence will be held until this information is provided to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The SFC licence must be obtained prior to a shipment’s arrival at the border. Application (or
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  • Thompson Ahern is the new Customs Broker for U of T

    January 18, 2021

    Effective February 1, 2021, Thompson, Ahern & Co. Limited (Thompson Ahern) will replace Kuehne + Nagel as the University of Toronto’s Customs Broker in all matters relating to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), including all incoming and outgoing international shipments.Thompson Ahern provides a full range of customs brokerage services, offers competitive rates, and processes shipments
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  • Scotiabank Visa is the new Travel & Hospitality Card Provider

    November 18, 2020

    Scotiabank Visa is the University’s new provider for the Travel and Hospitality Card (T&H Card) program, replacing the AMEX travel card (TCARD). Apply for a Scotiabank Visa Travel & Hospitality Card Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new cards will be available for pick-up at a central location at all three campuses. Pick up times and
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  • New webpages: Research Procurement, Contracts, Supporting Documentation

    August 19, 2020

    A number of new webpages have been developed to provide important information on procurement processes at the University of Toronto: Research Procurement This new page assists Principal Investigators (PIs) and business officers in navigating the Procurement website for research-related procurement, ensuring purchases are compliant with U of T policies, provincial and federal trade agreements, and
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  • Procurement Process Enhancements

    June 9, 2020

    Central Procurement Services is pleased to announce a number of enhancements to procurement processes at the University of Toronto. We have raised thresholds and streamlined administrative effort, while at the same time incorporated new procurement legislation and regulation arising from trade agreements. New Procurement Policy Business Board recently approved the revised University Procurement Policy which
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  • PO Workflow Process is now live

    August 2, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the new PO Workflow process is available in FIS for end users at the St. George campus. As previously communicated, PO Workflow removes the Purchase Requisition step for purchases at or greater than $25,000. Over the past month, Procurement Services and FAST have been holding training and information sessions to
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  • Changes to FIS Purchase Orders

    June 21, 2018

    We are pleased to announce a process improvement to the way end users at the St. George Campus request Purchase Orders at or greater than $25,000. Effective August 1, 2018, end users will be able to create an FIS Purchase Order (including Lease Orders) at or greater than $25,000 without first creating a Purchase Requisition.
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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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