For Suppliers

SFU obtains goods and services in an open, competitive and fair manner to provide the best value and benefits to the university members. We collaborate closely with you to gather project requirements and provide guidance to vendors in their responses, ensuring a tailored and efficient procurement process.

Supplier Registration

To become a registered supplier with SFU, please complete the following steps:

  1. Contact for the Supplier Registration Form. 
  2. For tax purposes, provide all the relevant tax documentation when submitting your completed registration form.
  3. Submit the completed form and documentation to the university's procurement department.

Current SFU Suppliers

To ensure timely and accurate payment, suppliers should follow these guidelines when submitting invoices for services rendered or goods supplied to the university.

How to invoice the university

  • Include a valid purchase order (PO) number, if applicable.
  • Provide a detailed description of the goods or services provided.
  • List each item or service's quantity, unit price, and total price.
  • Include your company's name, address, and contact information.
  • Provide your company's tax identification number.
  • Specify payment terms and due date.
  • Submit the invoice to the appropriate department for approval.

Payment Options

SFU offers various payment methods for transactions with suppliers:

  • CAD Cheque
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (Canadian vendors only)
  • USD Cheques
  • Wire Transfer (Foreign Currency)

Foreign Suppliers

When making payments to foreign suppliers, SFU follows specific guidelines and procedures to ensure compliance with international regulations:

  • Verify the supplier's tax residency status and obtain appropriate tax documentation.
  • Determine if withholding taxes apply to the payment.
  • Process the payment using a suitable method (e.g., wire transfer for foreign currency transactions).

Contact Procurement