News & Bulletins

Office Supplies Program: Pricing Variances

This bulletin is to advise the community of developments concerning offices supplies. Background York University works collaboratively with other universities and government agencies to review opportunities for routine purchases, such as office supplies.  For the last seven (7) years, York was able to take advantage of the Staples ‘Super Savings List’ program.  The Staples contract […]

New & Updated Procurement Legislation

This is an important update on procurement changes resulting from the introduction of new and updated trade agreements that are now in effect.  As York receives government funding, York University is required to adhere to several trade agreements and is required to comply with procurement related commitments as described in the applicable legislation. Similarly, York […]

Labour Disruption: Deliveries of Sensitive Materials to Keele Campus

As previously communicated the University has set up a temporary arrangement for the delivery of goods by couriers at 4747 Keele Street. The temporary off-campus receiving location is not equipped however to receive and handle sensitive materials (i.e. hazardous, perishable, controlled goods), therefore Procurement Services have made the following alternate arrangements to ensure that these […]

Labour Disruption: Inbound Deliveries to Keele and Glendon Campuses

In an effort to ensure incoming goods reach their ultimate destination during the labour disruption; Procurement Services has made the following arrangements effective Tuesday March 6, 2018: All deliveries of goods to the Keele and Glendon Campuses Mail Delivery Based on information available to us at this time we anticipate that Canada Post may be […]

Electronic Tendering Site Change to Merx4

Effective October 1, 2017 York University will be publishing its bid opportunities exclusively on the electronic Tendering site, MERX. York University will no longer publish bid opportunities on Biddingo.com. Our decision for the migration to a single electronic Tendering platform was based primarily on our efforts to streamline the bid posting process within Procurement Services, […]

Promotional Items

This bulletin is to advise the community of new Vendor of Records (“VORs”) for Promotional Items. Background Promotional Items are currently being purchased across York University (“York”) in a de-centralized fashion with no standardized pricing. To reduce administrative costs associated with procurement, York has created a VOR for Promotional Items through the Ontario Education Collaborative […]

Office Supplies Program

This bulletin is to advise the community of a change to the current office supplies vendor. Background York University has been using Corporate Express Inc. (doing business as Staples Advantage) - Vendor of Record (“VOR”) for office supplies through the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (“MGCS”) for the past seven (7) years. The current […]

Office Copy Paper Program

This bulletin is to advise the community of a change to the current office copy paper vendor. Background York University has been using Novexco Inc. - Vendor of Record (“VOR”) for the supply of office copy paper through the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (“MGCS”) for the past four (4) years. The current contract […]

New Sm@rtBuy Vendors

In an effort to continuously expand the product selection, provide better value, improve efficiencies and pass on cost savings to the university community, Procurement Services is pleased to announce the addition of the following vendors onto the Sm@rtbuy on-line purchasing platform. On-boarded Vendors: Vendor Name Commodity Purchasing Method FroggaBio Inc. Research Supplies Sm@rtBuy Mandel Scientific […]

Cylinder Gases and Related Supplies

This bulletin is to advise the community of a change to the current Cylinder Gases and Related Supplies Vendor of Record (“VOR”) list and to ensure everyone affected takes the action required in support of this new University-wide Cylinder Gases Program. Background Cylinder gases and related supplies are currently being purchased across the University from […]