How to Do Business with Queen's (for Women Entrepreneurs)


Thursday May 26, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Virtual Workshop
Event Category

About this Event

If you're a woman-led business looking for procurement opportunities at Queen's, join us to learn more about the supplier process works!

Want to do business with Queen’s University? This session will provide an excellent opportunity for current and potential suppliers to understand how to do business with public sector organizations.

In keeping with government legislation and Queen’s own policies, Queen’s strives to ensure procurement opportunities are offered in an open, fair and transparent way in order to provide all qualified suppliers the ability to work with us.

This 2-hour session will provide women-owned businesses with an understanding of policy, legislation and trade treaties that Queen’s is required to adhere to for their procurements.


This session will cover a number of topics such as:

  • Queen’s purchasing thresholds and how each is handled
  • When procurement opportunities need to be publicly posted (nationally), and where they can be found
  • How to reach out to departments to communicate your goods/services
  • How to qualify as a preferred supplier and what that means
  • What Social Procurement Means
  • How to let us know if you’re a Diverse Supplier
  • How to register in the Procure-to-Pay system, acQuire

The session will be hosted by Nicole Fowler, Associate Director, Procurement Operations & (Interim) Strategic Sourcing, Nicki Mundell, Manager, Procurement Systems, Shelley Rizzo, Procurement Specialist.

Live Zoom transcription will be enabled during this event. Please contact Kerry Ramsay at if you have accessibility requirements as soon as possible as advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.



The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.

Please note: Queen’s University’s collection of personal information is authorized by its Royal Charter of 1841, as amended. Personal information is collected for the purpose of admissions, registration, academic progress, and administering University programs, university-related student services and activities, activities of student societies, safety, financial assistance and awards, and advancement, and will be used for those or consistent purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to and used by employees of the University who need the information in the performance of their duties.