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What Purchasing can do for you

We are the central source for the purchase of any goods and services for VIU. Our objective is to provide the best "value" for your purchases while making buying easy. We administer the Purchasing Card Program and system contracts such as stationery supplies.

Where we are

Purchasing is located in Building 300 Room 143, Nanaimo Campus
E-mail: purchasing@viu.ca
Fax: 250-740-6465.

Who we are

The Purchasing Department is a team of professional buyers. We are here to handle your sourcing requirements -- be it a routine supply item, strategic materials acquisition, or service contract.

Name/Position Email Telephone/Fax

Kathleen Hayden
Purchasing Manager

Kathleen.Hayden@viu.ca

250-740-6234
250-740-6465

Tammy Williams

Buyer

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca

250-740-6230

250-740-6465

Karmen Yee

Buyer

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233
250-740-6465

Within Purchasing, buying responsibilities are allocated by commodity and a primary contact person is assigned to each VIU department. The primary contact is a starting point for your purchasing questions and someone focused on meeting all of your purchasing needs.

Commodity Key Contacts

Commodity Purchasing Key Contact Contact Info

Construction and Infrastructure Projects

Kathleen Hayden

Kathleen.Hayden@viu.ca

250-740-6234

Disposal of Surplus Goods, Equipment, and Vehicles

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Stationery

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca
250-740-6233

Imprinting

  • Stamps
  • Name tags

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Procurement Cards

  • VISA
  • Gas cards
  • Credit cards

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

 

Cell phones and Blackberries

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca
250-740-6230

Computer Hardware and Software Tammy

Tammy.Williamss@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Department/Area Key Contacts

Department/Area Purchasing Key Contact  Contact Info

Administration

  • Executive
  • Financial Services
Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology

  • Applied Business Technology
  • ITAS/WAT
  • Trades & Apprenticeship Programs

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Ancillary Services

  • Bookstore
  • Food Services
  • Print Shop
  • Student Residence
  • On-Campus Vendors

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Centre for Shellfish Research

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Advancement & Alumni Relations

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Faculty of Education

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Facilities Services & Campus Development

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca
250-740-6230

Faculty of Health & Human Services

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Human Resources and Health & Safety

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca
250-740-6233

Information Technology & Systems

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca
250-740-6230

International Education

  • ESL
  • MIHS

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca
250-740-6233

Library

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca
250-740-6233

Faculty of Management

  • Business Programs
  • Hospitality Management
  • MBA Programs
  • Recreation and Tourism
Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca
250-740-6230

University Relations

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca
250-740-6230

Milner Gardens

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Parksville Centre

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Regional Campuses:

  • Cowichan
  • Powell River

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Faculty of Science & Technology

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca
250-740-6233

Faculty of Social Sciences

Tammy

Tammy.Williams@viu.ca
250-740-6230

Student Affairs

  • Athletics
  • Registration

Karmen

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233