Doing Business with UBC

UBC selects vendors through a transparent and non-discriminatory practice, in compliance with Canada’s competitive tendering laws and trade agreements.

Please review the pages in this section of the website to ensure a 'no surprise' experience when conducting business with the University. UBC's Procurement Guidelines are as follows:

  • For purchases up to $3,500 CAD in value, inclusive of taxes, a Purchase Order is not required. Please contact your UBC contact for next steps.
  • For purchases above $3500 CAD, the UBC community will initiate a Purchase Order, following a comparison of quotes.
  • For purchases above $75,000 CAD, the Competitive Tender process is initiated to ensure that the best overall value is obtained for UBC in compliance with public sector procurement standards.

Other important materials to review and consider, include: