Supply Chain

Direct purchases

Direct purchases are permitted for the procurement of goods and services at UFV provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Purchases under $5,000 CDN (excluding all taxes).

When making direct purchases:

  • You may not purchase software, computers, furniture, or other capital assets as a direct purchase;
  • You may not split an order into multiple small orders to avoid the $5,000 limit;
  • You may not use this process to hire temporary employees;
  • You are responsible for the clarity of the information, including the deliverables and financial terms;
  • You must verify contractor's insurance, WCB status, and withholding tax status; and
  • You may not make an unauthorized purchase and then ask Procurement Services to create the appropriate documents after-the-fact.

How to make a direct purchase?

If your purchase meets the criteria as noted above, you may make a direct purchase through the following means:

  • Blanket Order if your department has one in place;
  • Use your P-Card; or
  • Have the supplier send you a direct invoice that you can code, sign and send to Accounts Payable for processing.

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