What is it?

A Convenience Vendor is a vendor who has agreed to our eShop terms and conditions, and has an enabled catalogue of goods in eShop. They may offer discounts or free shipping.

Planned purchases from convenience vendors have not been established using an open Competitive Procurement process, so Carleton’s Procurement Policy requirements apply to all purchases.

Why is it important?

When a good or service is commonly or regularly procured by the university, Procurement Services has established various opportunities to support staff and faculty in accessing the most beneficial purchasing option. Benefits of purchasing from these Convenience Vendors may include a faster procurement process and the most advantageous combination of: quality and range of products; level of customer service; delivery terms; and potential cost savings.

Where do I find more information?

For more information, visit Procurement Services’ Approved Vendors and Standing Offers site, or email ProcurementServices@carleton.ca.