Find all the information and resources you need to buy goods and services, including UBC's approved suppliers, how to access Supplier Catalogues from Workday, when to use a Purchase Order (PO), and more. 

Log into Workday to submit a purchase requisition. 

Refer to the Create Purchase Requisition guide in the Workday Knowledge Base for instructions.

You may purchase certain goods directly from a supplier's online catalogue straight from Workday. 

Learn more bout purchasing through catalogues. 

UBC recommends buying goods and services through these approved suppliers across 14 categories.

Learn more about our approved suppliers.

A UBC VISA card may be used for purchases up to 3,500. You may need to create a PO for certain cases. 

Review card options and find out when a PO is required.

A PO is required in Workday for purchases between 3,500–75,000. Exemptions may apply in certain cases. 

Learn more about when and how to use PO.

A competitive tender is required for purchases of 75,000 CAD and above. 

Learn about UBC's competitive tender process. 

May. 24, 2023

Reducing cheque issuance delays

It is crucial to double-check the supplier's address to prevent any potential errors or delays in payment processing. A reminder to UBC faculty and...
Apr. 12, 2023

Update: Purchases under $3,500

At UBC, there are three options for faculties, departments and units to choose from for purchases of goods and/or services up to $3,500 Canadian...
Apr. 11, 2023

Announcing Helen Yung as the new Comptroller for UBC

The VPFO is pleased to share that Helen Yung will be joining the university as UBC’s new Comptroller, effective June 12, 2023. Helen joins us from...