Strategic Procurement Services

Strategic Procurement Services

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Emergency Purchases

Emergency: A circumstance in which an immediate purchase or procurement decision is necessary to prevent a serious delay which could result in a danger to life, damage to property, or suspension of the provision of an essential service.  Failure to plan and allow sufficient time for a competitive procurement process does not constitute an unforeseeable situation of urgency.

When entering requisitions in acQuire for emergency purchases, please remember to attach a completed P0001 form and select the appropriate checkbox to ensure proper workflow in the system. Requisitions not following these instructions will be returned to the Requester. 

P0001 form (for emergency purchases)


Strategic Procurement Services

Strategic Procurement Services (SPS) oversees the acquisition of products and services on behalf of the university.

Leveraging the spending power of the entire university's proud tradition of innovation, an institution which encourages lateral thinking, independent solution finding and independence of thought in line with the Queen's Strategic goals & objectives.

Strategic Procurement Services role is to support the university's acquisition of products and services, using the following criteria:

Efficiency - Optimizing procurement to deliver the greatest possible value for every dollar spent

Effectiveness - Delivering the right product/service at the right time & at the best price

Quality - Providing safe, consistent & reliable products from the highest quality suppliers that meet departmental & university specifications

Risk Management - Assessing, mitigating and managing the risks involved with delivering products and services

Accountability - Integrating end to end supply chain activities and taking responsibility to achieve sustained savings.


How to Buy like a Pro Tip of the Week:

Look for discount codes! When shopping online, always do an online search for coupon or discount codes prior to 'checking out'. You'll be surprised what you'll find! Every dollar matters!

*Note: This is a follow up to our 'Buy Like a Pro' sessions. These are tips for buying at home that were submitted from our attendees. Thanks for participating!