As the holiday season approaches, Procurement Services would like to remind employees that the University of Ottawa is committed to refusing gifts or hospitality offers from vendors. This time of the year tends to bring out the generosity of our vendors. While such gestures are usually well-intended, it is vital that the public be fully confident that uOttawa makes purchasing decisions based on fair and objective criteria.
With the arrival of Workday, Procurement Services will be adopting more modern ways of working, so we have used this opportunity to tackle more foundational changes. In the first week of May 2023, a revised Policy 36 – Procurement, which has already been approved by the Board of Governors, will go into effect. In the meantime, the Procurement Services team will work with units to implement these changes, and everyone will have time to review the revised policy and participate in training.
At the workshops offered last February, Procurement Services made a commitment to helping community members transition to the revised policy and procedure. As promised, we will be offering more workshops on Policy 36 and Procedure 4-3 during the week of November 29, 2021. The workshops are intended for employees who procure goods or services for their faculty or service (designated buyers) or for research purposes (principal investigators).
We are back to present the latest (and last!) improvement in the Procure-to-Pay Reengineering project! Financial Resources’ Procurement section is pleased to announce that as of September 27, 2021, faculties and services will be able to use SciQuest for all their purchases.
The University of Ottawa constantly monitors the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and adapts its measures to ensure the health and safety of its community. The following information impacts explicitly our vendors.
The University of Ottawa wishes to remind on-site vendors that they are responsible for protecting the health and safety of their workers, subcontractors, representatives, and members of our community.
We’re pleased to announce that Financial Resources’ Procurement section has made changes to reception in SciQuest. For low-risk catalogue purchases — under $5,000 — we’re moving to a two-way match (PO-invoice) effective May 31, 2021.