Vendor Information

If you wish to sell to VIU you must supply us with a line card and information. At any time following receipt, we may ask you to make an offer. The payment for goods or services received by VIU will be processed within 30 days of the date of invoice or date of receipt of goods or services, whichever is the latter. Vancouver Island University will post its high value requests for supply on BC Bid and on its own website. Vendors are encouraged to register with BC Bid.

We have a Purchasing Card system using US Bank Canada Visa. VIU personnel will be using it to make purchases. The Purchasing Card will be good anywhere Visa is accepted except for any limitations VIU may impose.

All other purchases of goods and/or services require a properly authorized Purchase Order issued by Procurement and Contract Services BEFORE goods are released or services are performed. Please reference the Purchase Order Number on all invoices. Invoices submitted without a proper Purchase Order Number may be returned or may result in delays. Send all invoices to the attention of:

Accounts Payable
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC   V9R 5S5

If your company would prefer payment by direct deposit, please contact Leslie Bajkov, Accounts Payable Manager, at for information.

Vancouver Island University strives to be responsible to the environment. As such, it is preferred that vendors provide URLs to websites and online catalogues rather than sending hard copies of catalogues.

If you have any questions please contact Procurement and Contract Services at 250-740-6230 or e-mail

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