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Approved Suppliers

Central Procurement Services is responsible for the University of Toronto Vendor of Record (VoR) Program.  It does so by issuing an open competitive bid call or by participating in selected collaborative arrangements with the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (MPBSD), Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), or other agreements open to Broader Public Sector (BPS) organizations.

Vendor of Record refers to a select group of suppliers who have been vetted and approved by Central Procurement Services to provide goods and services to the University. These arrangements result in “Approved Supplier” status and are available to departments across all three campuses.

Arrangements or contracts with suppliers specific to divisions are not meant for University-wide procurement. They are established to meet the distinct needs of a particular division or department and are not included in the University’s Vendor of Record program.

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