VIU Campus

Purchasing

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 professional advice for all of your sourcing requirements -- be it a routine supply item, the acquisition of strategic materials and services or a contract negotiation.

Name/Position Email Telephone/Fax

Kathleen Hayden, SCMP
Senior Manager, Strategic Procurement

Kathleen.Hayden@viu.ca

Cell: 250-618-2942
Fax: 250-740-6465

Gary Gray, BA, SCMP
Manager, Procurement Operations

Gary.Gray@viu.ca

250-740-6230
Fax: 250-740-6465

Karmen Yee
Buyer

Karmen.Yee@viu.ca

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

Arshad Ashraf
Buyer

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca

250-740-6659
Fax: 250-740-6465

Within Purchasing buying responsibilities are allocated 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

Gary Gray

Gary.Gray@viu.ca
250-740-6230

Competitive bid processes (all areas) and overall day-to-day operations

Gary Gray

Gary.Gray@viu.ca
250-740-6230

Disposal of surplus goods, equipment and vehicles

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Stationery, imprinting (stamps, name tags, etc.)

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Purchasing Cards (VISA, gas cards, credit cards, etc.)

Karmen Yee

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

Cell Phones

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

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Karmen Yee

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

Ancillary Services

  • Campus Store
  • Food Services
  • Print Shop
  • Student Residence
  • On-campus vendors

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Centre for Shellfish Research

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Advancement & Alumni Relations

Karmen Yee

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

Faculty of Education

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Facilities Services & Campus Development

Karmen Yee

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

Faculty of Health & Human Services

Karmen Yee

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

Human Resources and Health & Safety

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Information Technology & Systems

Karmen Yee

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

International Education

  • ESL
  • MIHS

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Library

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Faculty of Management

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

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

University Relations

Karmen Yee

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

Milner Gardens

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Parksville Centre

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Regional Campuses:

  • Cowichan
  • Powell River

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Karmen Yee

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

Faculty of Science & Technology

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Faculty of Social Sciences

Arshad Ashraf

Arshad.Ashraf@viu.ca
250-740-6659

Student Affairs

  • Athletics
  • Registration

Karmen Yee

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

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