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Buying for McMaster

McMaster University’s Purchasing Policy is aligned with the Province of Ontario’s Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, with the objective of ensuring that publicly funded goods and services, including construction, consulting services, and information technology, are acquired by the University using a process that is open, fair and transparent.

The Execution of Instruments provides the following guidelines for purchasers using University Funds:

Expandable List

A.2    Research Fund Purchases


EOI A2. Research Funds
EOI A2. Research Funds


A.3 Capital Funds Projects


EOI A3. Capital Funds- Project

A.4 Capital Funds (Award of Purchase Orders/ Contracts) including Professional Consultants


EOI A4. Capital Funds- Other
EOI A4. Capital Funds- Other


A list of Professional Services which are not considered Consulting can be found here.


A.1    All Funds (Excluding Research Funds- A.2 and Capital Funds A.3 & A.4)


EOI A1. All Other Funds

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