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New savings available for cell phones, car rentals

Queen’s employees can save more on cell phone and car rental services thanks to improved rates negotiated by Strategic Procurement Services (SPS). Staff and faculty can take advantage of the favourable pricing by using Queen’s preferred suppliers.

Enterprise launch event:

  • Learn more about Enterprise’s car rental services by visiting their booth in the Biosciences Atrium on Wednesday, April 8, 9 am - 3pm.

“Queen’s is committed to finding savings wherever possible, including through negotiating better rates with preferred suppliers and partnering with other universities to increase our purchasing power,” says Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration). “Over the past three years these strategic procurement practices have resulted in roughly $3 million in savings for the university and our new contracts with cell phone and car rental providers will add to those savings.”

Queen’s preferred cell phone service providers are Bell, Rogers, Telus and the Campus Computer Store, each offering slightly different terms and rates. More details are available through on the SPS website. The Campus Computer Store offers Telus plans for both business and personal use, with no upfront hardware costs and an 18-month hardware renewal. Current customers do not need to contact the cell phone company to get the new rates, as accounts will be updated automatically.

“Queen’s preferred suppliers should always be used when making purchases for university business,” says Eoin MacDonald, Director of Strategic Procurement Services. “They offer favourable rates by leveraging our campus-wide spend and have been selected through a fair, open and competitive process.”

“Over the past three years these strategic procurement practices have resulted in roughly $3 million in savings for the university and our new contracts with cell phone and car rental providers will add to those savings.”

Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration)

Enterprise and National are Queen’s preferred car rental suppliers and all employees can take advantage of new preferred rates for both business and personal use. Reservations can be made through either the Enterprise or National Queen’s reservation page, accessible from the SPS website.

Strategic Procurement Services oversees the acquisition of products and services on behalf of the university and is available to provide guidance and support regarding Queen’s procurement policies, procedures and requirements.

For more information a procurement matter, please contact Andy Scotter, Procurement Specialist.