Policy 36

At the beginning of November 2020, Procurement announced the launch of the new and improved Policy 36 – Procurement. This policy came into effect fully on January 25, 2021.

Procurement has put various support mechanisms in place to help community members transition to using the revised Policy 36 – Procurement and related Procedure 4-3 – Procurement Standards.

Information videos on Policy 36

These recordings are intended for all University members (Office 365 connection is required using uoAccess credentials). They provide an overview of the revised Policy 36, along with examples to help users gain a broad understanding of its changes.

Prerequisite: Prior to watching the videos, please read the revised Policy 36 – Procurement and related Procedure 4-3 – Procurement Standards.

There are eight video capsules:

  1. Introduction and the basics
  2. Policy application
  3. Ethical behaviour
  4. Purchasing principles
  5. Authority matrix
  6. Contracts
  7. Change orders
  8. Exemptions and special workflows, and recap
Ongoing support

If you have any policy-related questions, contact Procurement’s help centre for support.

Purchasing card (PCard)

The PCard workshop is for employees who are responsible for processing decentralized purchases for their units.

To take part in the workshop, employees must have an approved request for a new PCard on file. They must also have submitted a complete, signed Request for access to the Financial System form to IT – access management prior to attending the workshop.

To register for a workshop, please visit the PCard registration page on the Human Resources website.


To register for a SciQuest workshop, please visit the Workshop Calendar on the Human Resources website. Workshops available are :

  • SciQuest: Requisitioner 
  • Campus Accounts Payable 
  • SciQuest: Approver 
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