Preferred suppliers

Purchasing Services encourages the use of pre-approved preferred suppliers for the acquisition of products and/or services as permitted by Policy.

Air travel

Bus Transportation

 A Master Service Agreement (MSA) is in place with the following Bus Transportation companies. 

You can view the contract terms & conditions per vendor below. If you have any questions please reach out to the Purchasing Officer assigned to your department or e-mail 

Process steps:

  • Reach out to the vendor of your choice to obtain quote for your trip
  • create WebReq & attach quote, submit for signing authority approval, submit to Purchasing 
  • Purchasing will issue a Purchase Order (PO) to confirm the trip with the vendor 
  • note the PO# on the invoice before submitting to for payment   

Wilson's Transportation Ltd. 


Contract terms & conditions. Amendment #1.  

Universal Coach Lines 


 Contract terms & conditions. 

First Student 


Contract terms & conditions. 
McCullough Coach Lines Ltd. 


 Contract terms & conditions. 

Lynch Bus Lines


 Contract terms & conditions. 

Sanchez Coach & Tours Ltd. 

Contract terms & conditions.

West Coast Trail Express Inc.  

 Contract terms & conditions. 

Living Fire Society (dba Community Action Bus) 

Contract terms & conditions. 

Catering / Conference

 Degrees Catering: 


A Catering and Conference Centre is located on campus at the Sngequ House and is operated by Degrees Catering, part of University Food Services.

Services are available 7 days a week, accommodating events from as early as 7 am, with room capacities ranging from 20 to 600 people.

For your convenience all billing is done directly to your department FAST Account.

Please visit our website or contact the Degrees Catering team at , internal extension 8603 (250-721-8603) to view our menus, obtain a quote, or arrange a tour of the facilities.

Communications and technology


Contact for personal purchases



Learn about discounts



For discounts and special offers on PCs, tablets, and electronics:

Current offer



Learn about discounts



Hot House Pizza

Staff & student discount of 10% off the regular price for pick-up and delivery orders. 

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Old Victoria Water Company

Program rates

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Degrees Catering & Conference

On-campus catering & conference services



Hotels and meeting rooms

The B.C. Provincial Government or CAUBO room rates apply to UVic hotel and accommodation reservations. 

Non-employee hotel reservations can be booked and paid with a UVic ccard. 

Most hotels will request a credit card authorization and provide a form. Please fax the form, e-mail is not a secure way to send credit card details. Some hotels will send a link to a secure portal to submit the credit card details. 

If no UVic ccard is available, use hotel reservation & authorization form for non-faculty, non-staff, guests, students and teams. 

Meeting rooms under $5,000 can be booked and paid with a UVic ccard. If no department ccard is available, use the meeting room authorization form (instructions). For all other conferences please submit a WebRequisition.  

Accent Inns


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Arbutus Inn

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Best Western


Chateau Victoria



Coast Harbourside



Days Inn



Delta Victoria

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DoubleTree by Hilton


Embassy Inn


Fairmont Empress


Hotel Grand Pacific


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Hotel Zed



Inn at Laurel Point

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Magnolia Hotel & Spa


Marriott Hotel

Request corporate rate code "UV2"

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Motel 6 

To make a reservation book online or call 1-855-445-3388 (general reservation) or 1-855-366-2257 (for group reservation). 

Use Uvic discount booking code: CPHUDNFH 


Oak Bay Beach Hotel 

To make a reservation call 250-598-4556 or send e-mail to or book online

Request corporate rate code: UVIC


Royal Scot Suite Hotel

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Swans Hotel and Brewpub

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Office supplies, courier and shredding services

Staples Business Advantage

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Email to set up account: 


Iron Mountain

We are currently in the process of transition from Shred-it to Iron Mountain as preferred supplier for shredding services.

Please complete the Shredding account request form and send to 


Professional Search Consulting Services

Prequalified vendors for Professional Search Consulting Services (in alphabetical order): 

  • Boyden Vancouver Inc.
  • Harbour West Consulting
  • Impact Recruitment Inc.
  • Janet Soles and Associates
  • Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
  • Leaders International Executive Search
  • McDermott + Bull
  • Odgers Berndtson
  • Perrett Laver
  • Pinton Forrest & Madden Group Inc.
  • DN Recruitment Group Ltd. D.B.A Mosaic Search 

Recruitment Services

Administrative and IT Staffing: Altis Human Resources (Vancouver) Inc.

Vehicle rental


Visit the Financial Planning website for rental vehicle insurance details.

LDW (Loss & Damage Waiver) is required for all vehicle rentals to provide coverage for physical damage to the vehicle. 

UVic Campus Security vehicle rental


Budget Rental Car rates


Enterprise & National rates


Personal use discount program

Disclaimer and conditions of use

Purchasing Services established a number of pricing agreements that may also be used by UVic staff and Faculty for personal use.

You are required to provide your User ID and University issued password to access this site.

The University of Victoria assumes no responsibility for any payment, warranties, misplaced, lost or damaged deliveries nor guarantees for any purchase transacted through this website between the purchaser (user) and merchant (supplier).

View the list of discounts offered in the Greater Victoria community. 


Accent Inns

Accent Inns rate information

Best Western

Best Western   Request Government rate

Hotel Le Soleil

Executive Hotel LeSoleil  Request CAUBO rate

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Marriott Hotels

Marriott Hotels & Resorts  Request corporate rate code "UV2"


Park Inn

Park Inn & Suites   Request Government rate

Food and beverage

Hot House Pizza

Hot House Pizza

Staff & student discount of 10% off the regular price for pick-up and delivery orders. 


Old Victoria Water Company

Home program rates

Home and office

Columbia Fire & Safety

Columbia Fire & Safety offers a discount of up to 25% off list price with presentation of UVic ID.

General Paint

General Paint offers a trade discount with presentation of UVic ID.

Island Blue

Island Blue offers a discount of 10% with presentation of UVic ID.  Please advise if you phone in your order that discount applies.

BC Moving & Storage

BC Moving & Storage offers a preferred rate to Uvic employees. 




Discounted plans and devices are available through the Rogers Preferred Program.  If you have questions about the Rogers Preferred Program, please call 1-866-462-4468 or email 



Direct Travel

Vision Travel operates the leisure travel side of Direct Travel and can be reached via or by calling 250-412-1890 (Victoria) or 1-833-360-8430.  


Car Rentals 

Vehicle Rental rates & conditions as outlined under "preferred suppliers / vehicle rental" are also available for personal use. 



Uvic students, Faculty and staff are offered a 10% discount on ferry travel onboard Victoria Clipper V and Whale Watching trips. 

Call 800-888-2535 or book online at

Use promo code: UVIC