Purchasing Services

Purchasing Services is the central purchasing and contract management department for Cambrian College. Vendors are requested to make Purchasing Services their first point of contact when seeking to do business with the College. A Purchasing Services team member will direct you to the individual most qualified to evaluate your product or service.

Supply Chain Code of Ethics
Our goal is to ensure an ethical, professional, and accountable Broader Public Sector Supply Chain. For more information, read the Ontario BPS Supply Chain Code of Ethics.

Please note: Cambrian College will not accept goods or invoices from suppliers without a purchase order. Read our purchase order terms and conditions.

Competitive Costing; For Goods, Services, and Construction:

  • Up to $10,000: Direct Procurement
  • $10,000 – $99,999: Invitational Competitive Procurement Process
  • $100,000+: Open Competitive Procurement Process

Please note: all open solicitations for Cambrian College will be posted on the MERX website, www.merx.com/cambrian and the Bonfire Portal, https://cambriancollege.bonfirehub.ca/portal

Vendor’s List
Purchasing Services maintains a Vendor List. Companies interested in receiving opportunities to provide quotes on individual procurements are encouraged to submit their company information to purchasing@cambriancollege.ca

A contract will only exist between Cambrian College and a vendor when an official Cambrian College purchase order has been issued and accepted.

If you would like to learn more, download our Vendor’s Guide.

For public disclosure of expense rules, please view our Travel, Meal, and Hospitality Expenses Policy.

Award Notice for Procurements Valued $100,000 or Greater

Contract NumberDescription of ProcurementProcurement MethodPosted Date and LocationAwarded VendorAward Date
18-119Annual Maintenance for Banner ProductsSole Source, Allowable Exemption [Article 513(b)(v)]N/AEllucian Company LP16-Jan-2019
18-135Additional VxRails for VDI ExpansionSole Source, Allowable Exemption [Article 513, c(i)]N/ADell Canada16-Jan-2019
18-141Renewal of existing Aptean license subscription and supportSole Source, Allowable Exemption
[Article 513, 1c(i]
N/AAptean Inc.25-Jan-2019
18-144Migration of Existing Oracle Licenses to Campus Wide LicensingSole Source, Allowable Exemption
[Article 513, 1c(i) and 1c(ii)]
N/AOracle Canada ULC30-Jan-2019
18-083Production 3D PrinterRFP30-Nov-2018 Bonfire PortalCAD MicroSolutions Inc.26-Feb-2019

Purchasing Department Contacts:

Fax: 705-524-7314
Email: purchasing@cambriancollege.ca

Kari Bertrand
Manager, Purchasing Services
705-566-8101, ext. 7213

Jessica Valiquette
705-566-8101, ext. 7315
Direct Line: 705-524-7315