Engaging External Consultants/Contractors

In order to ensure compliance and perform the correct acquisition process, community members are urged to contact Dexter King, Director, Procurement Services at ext. 30534 or via e-mail at dking@yorku.ca.

By definition a Consultant is a person or entity that under an agreement, other than an employment agreement, provides expert or strategic advice and related services for consideration and decision-making.

A Contractor is a person or entity retained under a fee-for-service arrangement that is not an employment agreement, to perform specific tasks under a clients' direction for a limited period of time.

Consultants must be competitively bid regardless of dollar value. Engaging Contractors on the other hand, follows the process outlined in the Procurement Goods and Services Procedure.