Show connects preferred suppliers with faculty, staff
By Andrew Stokes, Communications Officer
Members of the Queen’s community will have the chance to meet with many of the university’s preferred suppliers during an annual event on June 26. The office of Strategic Procurement Services is hosting its third annual Preferred Suppliers Show, which will bring sales representatives and technical specialists from 32 companies to the Biosciences Atrium.
“The Preferred Suppliers Show is the perfect opportunity for university staff and faculty to get acquainted with the suppliers and discuss requirements with them,” says Eoin MacDonald, Director of Strategic Procurement Services. “Many of the suppliers will have samples on hand and specialists at their booths who can answer specific questions. We’re confident that if attendees share their needs, they’ll find suppliers who can help them in terms of quality, cost and delivery.”
Sales representatives and technical specialists from 32 companies will gather in the atrium of the BioSciences Complex throughout the day. Strategic Procurement Services has published a full list of suppliers who will attend the show next week.
“Meeting face-to-face is a valuable way of doing business and I’m sure attendees will find someone who can help with their department’s goals,” says Mr. MacDonald.
Queen’s has identified preferred suppliers for a wide range of products and services including printing, office supplies and laboratory equipment. As preferred suppliers, many vendors have waived their fuel surcharge fees, dangerous goods fees and removed their thresholds for free shipping, resulting in consistent savings for Queen’s buyers.
Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be offered during the show. Attendees can register at the show for a chance to win an iPad Mini courtesy of Strategic Procurement Services. Many suppliers will also host booth draw prizes.