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Purchasing and Payments to Vendors

To assist staff in purchasing, receiving and making payments to vendors*, this section provides links to administrative regulations, forms, and procedures relating to purchasing and payments to vendors.


The following sections on the Procurement Services website specifically deal with purchasing:

Methods of Payment

The following sections in the GTFM cover the various methods of payment when purchasing from vendors:


Types of Payment

The following sections cover specific types of payments that are handled in a different way than most other payments, and require more detailed explanation / clarification:

* for the purposes of this guide, a vendor is a business entity external to the University from which goods and services are purchased and payments are made. Employees, students and visitors are not considered vendors for the purposes of this guide, even though these individuals are required to be set up as vendors in FIS for reimbursement of expenses. For information on reimbursement of expenses, please refer to the section Travel and Other Reimbursable Expenses

** Even though these purchases are not from a vendor external to the University, we have provided a link to the section on internal revenues and internal expense recoveries to give a full picture of purchasing options available.

Last revision June 2020