Overview - Research

All research purchasing at Queen's University falls under the Ontario Broad Public Sector.  As such, the Policies and Acts mandated by Federal and Provincial Ministries of Finances apply.  The staff at Strategic Procurement Services (SPS) check every research sourced Purchase Order for compliance with Queen's University Procurement Policy, funding eligibility and complete documentation (in case of future audit).  Purchase orders that are in full compliance are approved and dispatched to the appropriate vendor.  If there are any discrepancies, SPS will contact the requestor and/or vendor and resolve the issue.

For more information on making a research funded purchase:

Research Procurement Contacts:

SPS oversees the acquisition of products and services on behalf of the University.  For research purchasing, the role of SPS is one of a consultative nature assisting the Principal Investigator (PI) with the procurement of required products and services while ensuring that applicable university policies and procedures, sponsor terms and conditions, as well as all applicable federal and provincial legislation and regulations governing the acquisition of products and services are adhered to.

SPS has two staff members dedicated to Research acquisitions that are familiar with the guidelines of the major research funding bodies including the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and with public tendering of research equipment/services valued at over $100,000 (including in kind contributions but before taxes). Please do not hesitate to contact either staff member if you have a question regarding a research purchase.

Shelley Rizzo, Procurement Specialist | email: shelley.rizzo@queensu.ca | phone: (613) 533-2626 | ext. 32626

Kelly McGarry, Associate Director Sourcing | email: mcgarryk@queensu.ca | phone: (613) 533-3380 | ext. 33380