Acquiring Goods & Services

    • The Purchasing Department is responsible for negotiating the acquisition and commercial terms of goods and services required by Capilano University. In general, the more complex and/or expensive the purchase the greater the rigor of process will be applied. For example, verbal or informal faxed quotations will be obtained for routine purchases or a formal written request for proposal or tender will be used for complex higher value purchases. 

      The University is required to comply with the Federal-Provincial Agreement of Internal Trade (AIT) and the BC-Alberta-Saskatchewan Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (NWPTA) to conduct its procurement business in an open, fair and transparent manner. 

      These Trade Agreements require the University to openly and publically tender purchases of goods and/or services  where the value (inclusive of taxes) is $75,000 or greater and construction where the value is $200,000 or greater.