Purchasing Office

    • The mission of the Purchasing and Shipping & Receiving departments is to provide excellent customer service and leadership in the supply and movement of goods and services in support of Capilano University’s strategic objectives. The Purchasing department reports to the Director of Contract Services and Capital Planning.


      Purchasing is responsible for all purchasing and provides a centralized purchasing service to facilitate the acquisition of goods and services required by Capilano University. Our mandate is to obtain “best value” for the University, while ensuring compliance to policies, laws, regulations, etc.

      The University is bound by the Federal-Provincial Agreement of Internal Trade (AIT) and, effective April 1 2009, the BC-Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (NWPTA) to conduct its procurement business in an open and transparent manner. The Purchasing department is held to the highest level of personal and organizational integrity. Our Buyers are members of the Supply Chain Management Association of British Columbia (SCMA BC) and follow the SCMA Code of Ethics.  We administer the Purchasing Card Program, institute furniture, asset disposal, systems contracts (Staples Advantage) and consulting contracts.

      Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

      For detailed contact information, check out Contact Us 
      Note: Vendors' representatives are encouraged to book an appointment in advance.

      Shipping & Receiving

      The Shipping & Receiving department provides shipping, receiving, and courier services, and maintains a small inventory of commonly used operating supplies.

      Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. 
      For detailed contact information, check out Shipping & Receiving.

      Mail delivery

      Shipping & Receiving is responsible for internal and external shipments, incoming priority post couriers, and twice daily mail deliveries to the University community.