Doing Business with the University
Standard Terms and Conditions for Purchase Orders
The University of Guelph's standard terms and conditions apply to all the purchases made by the University except otherwise indicated on the purchase orders. Suppliers can view the University's standard terms and conditions by visiting Purchase Order Terms and Conditions page.
Receiving at the University
The University of Guelph does not have a centralized receiving department. Suppliers should observe the specific delivery addresses and instructions on individual purchase orders. If such instructions are not available, suppliers should contact the person who is listed as the contact for the specific order prior to shipping to obtain related instructions, such as receipiant name, delivery address, building name, room number and any other related information.
Below is a list of delivery addresses for University of Guelph's different locations.
|Main Campus||50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON||N1G 2W1|
|Lab Services||95 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON||N1H 8J7|
|Turfgrass Institute||RR 2, 328 Victoria Rd. South, Guelph, ON||N1H 6H8|
|Ridgetown Campus||120 Main Street E., Ridgetown, ON||N0P 2C0|
|Alma Research Station||6957 8th Line W, RR1, Elora, ON||N0B 1J0|
|Arkell Research Station||0413 Arkell Road, RR 2, Guelph, ON||N1H 6H8|
|Elora Research Station||6182 2nd Line E, RR2, Ariss, ON||N0B 1B0|
|Huron Research Station||RR#1 70257 Airport Road, Exeter, ON||N0M 1S4|
|Muck Crops Research Station||1125 Woodshoppers Lane, Kettleby, ON||L0G 1J0|
|New Liskeard Research Station||340 Armstrong St., New Liskeard, ON||P0J 1P0|
|Ponsonby Research Station||7534 8th Line Nichol Twp, RR5, Guelph, ON||N1H 6J2|
|Simcoe Research Station||1283 Buleline Rd, Simcoe, ON||N3Y 4N5|
|Vineland Research Station||4890 Victoria Ave N, Vineland, ON||L0R 2E0|
|Woodstock Research Station||RR #3, Woodstock, ON||N4S 7V7|
Suppliers should be aware that not all University buildings have loading docks. All suppliers must ensure that any special arrangements required for safe delivery of your product due to size, weight or configuration of the product or delivery process meet the University's environmental, health and safety standards and procedures, and any such special requirements are communicated with your delivery staff or any other third party contractors who deliver to the University on your behalf.
Parking at the University
All suppliers shall observe the University's parking regulations for visitors and contractors. Failure to abide by the University's parking regulations may result in the vehicle being ticketed and/or towed. Detailed information about the University's parking regulations is available at the University's Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services website https://www.parking.uoguelph.ca/.
All suppliers shall pay for own parking at the University of Guelph. All parking shall be in the designated area including delivery and service vehicles.
We hope you have a wonderful experience visiting our campus.
Code of Ethical Conduct for Suppliers
The University of Guelph is committed to promoting a greater standard of ethical conduct from suppliers and subcontractors by actively implementing our policy and procedures, working constructively with campus community and suppliers and moving toward purchasing from employers who treat their employees in an ethical manner.
At present, the Code of Ethical Conduct for Suppliers and Subcontractors in Relation to Working Conditions and Employment Standards applies to university purchases from suppliers and immediate subcontractors involved in the production, distribution and/or sale of any product falling into at least one of the following categories: (a) Products bearing the name, logo, image or trademark of the University that are sold or given away as promotional items; (b) Products that are monitored by a third-party agency that is independent of the monitored party, excluding books, research materials and research equipment.
The University of Guelph expects to do business only with suppliers and subcontractors whose workers are present to work voluntarily, are not at undue risk of physical harm, are fairly compensated and are not exploited in any way. University suppliers must operate workplaces, and require that their immediate subcontractors operate workplaces that adhere, at a minimum, to the following statements of principle with respect to working standards and to the detailed standards and practices outlined in the Procedures for Implementation of the University of the Guelph Code of Conduct for Suppliers and Subcontractors in Relation to Working Conditions and Employment Standards.
Open Competitive Procurement
The University of Guelph currently uses Merx and Bonfire as our public electronic tendering service to solicit bids for goods and services valued at $100,000 or more. The University of Guelph uses Bonfire Public Purchasing Portal to receive bid responses electronically. Suppliers who are interested in our bidding opportunities need to register with Bonfire or Merx to access all our publicly posted opportunities.
To obtain more information or to find out the current bidding opportunities available, please visit Current Competitive Bidding Opportunities.
Co-operative Procurement Groups
The University of Guelph is a member of the following co-operative procurement groups:
- Guelph Cooperative Purchasing Group
- Ontario University Procurement Management Association
- Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace
- Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
- Canadian Association of University Business Officers
- Ontario Association of Physical Plant Administrators
SMC Supplier Invoice Submission
For the University's Supply Managed Contract (SMC) supplier community, the University provides a consolidated invoicing and payment process by accepting invoices through either the University's Online Billing System or the University's designated ERP Interface File.
To submit invoices through the Online Billing System, please click the SMC Invoice Submission Portal.