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A chance to meet preferred suppliers

There’s no better way to do business than to meet face-to-face with partners and that’s just the opportunity members of the Queen’s community will have at the Preferred Suppliers Show.

Set for June 17 in the BioSciences Atrium, Strategic Procurement Services is hosting its fourth annual event, which brings sales representatives and technical specialists to the university.

[Preferred Supplier Show]
The Preferred Suppliers Show will feature sales representatives and technical specialists from 37 companies at the BioSciences Atrium. (University Communications)

Sales representatives and technical specialists from 37 companies will gather in the atrium of the BioSciences Complex from 10 am to 3 pm. Strategic Procurement Services has published a full list of suppliers who will attend the show next week.

“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,” says Eoin MacDonald, Director of Strategic Procurement Services. “The Preferred Suppliers Show is the perfect opportunity for university staff and faculty to get acquainted with the suppliers and discuss requirements with them.”

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.

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.

For more information contact Steve Young at ext. 32912 or steven.young@queensu.ca, or Andy Scotter at ext. 32209 and andy.scotter@queensu.ca.