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Our staff is guided by public sector procurement principles including accountability, integrity, fairness and transparency, and by the University’s commitment to workplace equity, inclusion, diversity and respect. As procurement professionals, we provide guidance related to government procurement directives, legislation and regulations as well as develop and offer programs, tools and services to streamline processes for our faculty, researchers and staff. We work collaboratively with internal administrative and academic units, external public sector organizations and professional associations to participate in strategic initiatives, implement leading practices and deliver overall value in support of the University’s academic mission.

Our team is organized in a streamlined manner, each based on areas of expertise and available to support our internal community with a variety of procurement activities.

Services and Operations

purchasing.help@utoronto.ca or 416-978-3292
uSOURCE@utoronto.ca or 416-978-2349

This team provides administration and user support for the following centrally administered purchasing programs:

  • Vendor Master Record Management
  • Compliance Reviews for purchase orders and leases $25,000 or greater
  • Purchasing Card and Travel and Hospitality Card
  • Asset Valuations prior to Capital Asset Disposal
  • Customs Brokerage

Strategic Sourcing

strategic.sourcing@utoronto.ca or 416-978-5849

This team provides consultation and bid tendering services for procurements at or greater than $100,000 to ensure adherence to relevant government legislation, granting agency conditions and internal regulations. The team also supports the following centrally administered procurement programs:

  • Open Competitive Procurement (St. George)
  • Approved Supplier and Collaborative sourcing arrangements
  • Research-Funded Procurement


Renata Faverin, Director of Procurement Services
Sean Morgan, Manager of Strategic Sourcing

UTM & UTSC Procurement

University of Toronto – Mississauga Campus


University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus