The Purchasing Department is responsible for the administration of procuring goods and services on behalf of Trent University. Our objective is to ensure ethical, efficient and accountable sourcing and contracting and that all purchases be acquired in an open, fair and transparent process.
Trent University adheres to Code of Ethics as outlined in the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive. The BPSD outlines procurement rules regarding the acquisition of goods and services pertaining to public funds under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010. The Directive is based on key principles to achieve value for money while following a procurement process including:
- Value for Money
- Quality Service Delivery
- Process Standardization
Please contact the Purchasing Department for assistance with your procurement acquisition needs.
COVID-19 Controls for Trent University Contractors
Contractor personnel attending on site at Trent University must comply with the University’s COVID-19 Controls. Refer to https://www.trentu.ca/coronavirus/visitors-notice
We thank all our vendors for their understanding and collaboration during this difficult time.
COVID-19 Procurement Services - Operations Update
Purchasing Services is currently working remotely and maintaining normal business operations from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is requested general inquiries with the Purchasing team be made by email at email@example.com with the intent of responding to inquiries within 1 business day.
Return to Campus Inventory Needs
If a department has a need for disinfectant surface cleaner, cleaning towels, reusable cloth mask, and hand sanitizer, they can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for product. Disposable procedural masks and face shields may also be available if required.
When ordering, indicate the number of faculty and staff that the order pertains to, supplies needed and where to deliver the product. Requests should only be submitted as product is needed to ensure that supply levels are managed appropriately.
Branded masks are available for purchase on the Campus Print online ordering portal for internal customers only. Budget owners may place an order and will be prompted to provide their department account. Pricing will be available on the order site and is comparable to the externally sourced cost. Campus Print and Campus SRC will arrange for distribution and will charge department accounts accordingly.