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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 you with the best "value" while reducing risk for VIU. We also 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 provides strategic advise for all of your sourcing requirements -- be it a routine supply item, strategic materials or service acquisition, or a contract negotiation.

Name/Position Email Telephone/Fax

Kathleen Hayden, SCMP
Senior Manager, Strategic Procurement

Kathleen.Hayden@viu.ca

250-740-6234
Fax: 250-740-6465

Gary Gray, BA, SCMP

Manager, Procurement Operations

Gary.Gray@viu.ca

250-740-6230

Fax: 250-740-6465

Karmen Yee

Senior Buyer

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233
Fax: 250-740-6465

Sarah Morrison

Buyer

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Fax: 250-740-6465

(Vacant)

Buyer

   

Within Purchasing, buying responsibilities are allocated for the most part 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 is focused on meeting all of your purchasing needs.

Commodity Key Contacts

Commodity Purchasing Key Contact Contact Info

Construction and Complex Infrastructure Projects

Kathleen Hayden

Kathleen.Hayden@viu.ca

250-740-6234

Competitive Bid Processes (all areas) and Overall Day-to-Day Operations Gary Gray

Gary.Gray@viu.ca

250-740-6234

Competitive Bid Processes (all areas) and Disposal of Surplus Goods, Equipment, and Vehicles

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Stationery, Imprinting (Stamps, Name Tags, etc.)

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Purchasing Cards (VISA, Gas Cards, Credit Cards, etc.)

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Cell Phones and Blackberries

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Computer Hardware and Software Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Department/Area Key Contacts for Purchase Requisitions:

Department/Area Purchasing Key Contact  Contact Info

Administration (Executive, Financial Services)

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology

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

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Ancillary Services

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

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Centre for Shellfish Research

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Advancement & Alumni Relations

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Faculty of Education

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Facilities Services & Campus Development

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Faculty of Health & Human Services

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Human Resources and Health & Safety

Karmen Yee

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

Information Technology & Systems

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

International Education

  • ESL
  • MIHS

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Library

Karmen Yee

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

Faculty of Management

  • Business Programs
  • Hospitality Management
  • MBA Programs
  • Recreation and Tourism
Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

University Relations

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Milner Gardens

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Parksville Centre

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Regional Campuses:

  • Cowichan
  • Powell River

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233

Faculty of Science & Technology

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Faculty of Social Sciences

Sarah Morrison

Sarah.Morrison@viu.ca

250-740-6298

Student Affairs

  • Athletics
  • Registration

Karmen Yee

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

250-740-6233