Procurement Services 

The Purchasing Division is your resource for the procurement of goods and services needed to support UFV’s instructional and operational activities.

Our staff is committed to supporting UFV’s faculty, staff and students; ensuring value for money in purchasing by providing:

• Information
Providing a source of reliable information and advice on purchasing management and Canadian laws governing the sales of goods, competitive bidding and contracts.

• Sustainability
Giving consideration to sustainability with respect to economic, environmental and social development both locally and internationally.

• Collaboration
Developing common contracts across UFV departments; and seeking to develop partnership with other public institutions where group contracts are mutually beneficial.

• Value
Developing policies and guidelines to ensure cost effective procurement methods.

• Analysis
Identifying opportunities to enhance value and reduce total costs by leveraging aggregate volumes, developing specifications and quality standards, and sourcing competitively to obtain the best value.

We endeavor to carry out our duties in an open, transparent and fair environment, and to be courteous and responsive to all who seek our assistance.

  Additional Services Provided


Capital projects
Requirement planning
Tenders & Bids
Contract performance evaluation
Contract management, development & negotiation


Cost/price & trend analysis
E-commerce assistance
Staff & Faculty procurement training
Furniture & supply purchasing
Expediting & returns
Fleet management (Vehicles)
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