Procurement Services, on behalf of the University of Toronto, establishes competitively procured agreements with suppliers of commonly used goods and services. Suppliers are selected from collaborative arrangements with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), other agreements open to Broader Public Sector (BPS) organizations, or agreements resulting from a University of Toronto-led competitive procurement process. These arrangements result in “Approved Supplier” status, and as part of the Vendor of Record are available to departments across all three campuses.
The University community is strongly encouraged to purchase goods and services from Approved Suppliers.
Benefits of using Approved Suppliers
|Provide competitive pricing and discounts|
|Set Terms and Conditions, making the ordering and payment process more efficient|
|Confidence of knowing all are compliant with the University’s Procurement Policy|
|Reduce or eliminate the requirement of obtaining additional quotations|