It is advantageous for the university to take a comprehensive and coordinated approach to supplying the goods and services needed to conduct the business of the University. Toward achieving this, the relevant administrative units need act in a fiscally responsible manner to ensure efficient and cost-effective systems and appropriate standardized procedure is in place for the university community.
For all funding sources, Supply Management Services (SMS) is the signing authority to commit the university to binding agreements for the acquisition of goods and services. The specific authority to acquire goods and services, whether under such agreements or not, extends to campus through certain distributed procurement methods/systems and compliance with established University of Alberta purchasing procedures.
The Procurement & Contract Management unit within SMS ensures that procurement activity complies with the Supply of Goods and Services Policy and is conducted in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory process that provides the greatest benefit to the university and is in compliance with university policy, competitive bidding laws and trade agreements.
Supply of Goods and Services Policy
Last Updated: November 2015