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PI's should refer to funding agreements and approved budgets for direction on spending. York University's policy and procedure on the Procurement of Goods and Services apply to all acquisitions against internal (Fund 400) and external (Fund 500) funds. The procurement method is dependent on the overall dollar value of the purchase.

When buying goods and services PI's are encouraged to visit the Procurement Services How to Buy web page to view the dollar thresholds and associated purchasing process. In addition, the How to Pay web page provides guidance on the four (4) distinct payment types.

The University's on-line purchasing system Sm@rtBuy offers the research community a timely and cost effective way to purchase and pay for research materials, office supplies, computers, etc. directly from the University's contracted vendors of record. To learn more visit the Sm@rtBuy website.