The purchasing of goods and services at Bow Valley College is primarily the responsibility of the Purchasing Services. The overriding objective of the Purchasing Services is to acquire goods and services in a manner that results in the best overall value to Bow Valley College. Open competitions cover a broad range of procurement opportunities to support departments and their requirements.  Procurement of goods, services and construction are subject to regional and national trade agreements and internal governance in accordance with policies and procedures.

How to become a vendor

Typically new vendors are sourced by the buyer's in the Purchasing Services, or are vendors who have responded to a competitive bid opportunity.  Vendors who are interested in supplying goods or services to Bow Valley College are encouraged to introduce themselves through purchasing@bowvalleycollege.ca

Purchase orders

To ensure your product or service is properly authorized and that your payment will not be delayed, suppliers, contractors and consultants must ensure they receive a Bow Valley College Purchase Order (PO) number prior to starting work.

Sustainable Purchasing

Bow Valley College is a member of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council. Our purchasing decisions consider social, environmental and economic sustainability as outlined in our Purchasing Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct.

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Lara Handley, Senior Buyer




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