Purchasing and payments

Our Purchasing and Payments teams are available to provide assistance throughout the entire procure to pay process, providing services such as:
  • Assistance with the employment versus contracted services questionnaire
  • Contract negotiation and creation for goods and services
  • Co-ordinating contract execution/signing
  • Assistance with the co-ordination and completion of vendor selection, including vendor set up and maintenance
  • Request for quotations (RFQ), collection and assessment of quotes
  • Researching and gathering information for you in response to requests for purchase, associated validation and co-ordination
  • Entry, approval and execution of purchase order requisition, purchase orders, change orders and invoices for payment
  • Reconciling vendor invoice discrepancies
  • Responding to and resolve inquiries from vendors and customers

For a request for tender (RFT), request for proposal (RFP), request for information (RFI) and request for expression of interest (REI), contact ConnectionPoint and we will help get you started!

Workforce administration

ConnectionPoint's Workforce Coordinators are available to support you with the following activities:

  • Reviewing job postings, posting a position and closing the posting
  • Reviewing applicants and assisting hiring managers with a list of eligible candidates while supporting the interview process (for example, scheduling and co-ordinating)
  • Preparing an offer letter, and monitoring compliance with term and employment equity
  • Collecting paperwork for your new hire, monitoring progression of the new employee through the onboarding process, collecting additional information including tax related documentation, NSID and other security accesses, and arranging for PAWS and other technology training
  • Administering benefits and leave
  • Assisting with separations and resignations, and monitoring progression of the employee through the off boarding process, such as removing system access, dealing with remaining professional development funds, collecting keys, etc.

Data processing

Our Data Processing Team is available to assist in a variety of activities mainly related to workforce support including:

  • Entry of salaried journal vouchers
  • Submitting requests to open, transfer, update and close APEFs and DSAEs
  • Electronic job submission entry and validation for hires and terminations of CUPE 1975, CUPE 3287, ASPA, exempt, faculty and senior administration employees, and leaves and returns for all employee groups
  • Co-ordination, validation and entry of service payments

Travel and expense

The Travel and Expense Team works with the campus community to ensure enhanced travel services and reimbursement of individual University related expenses.  Contact our Travel and Expense Team for requests and questions related to:

  • Personal reimbursement for approved University related expenses
  • Reimbursement for travel and conference related expenses
  • Petty cash reimbursements
  • Journal Vouchers
  • Assistance booking travel
  • Assistance with hotel and rental car arrangements
  • Assistance completing claim forms and expense reports

Process Effectiveness

ConnectionPoint's Process Effectiveness Team provides operational support to ConnectionPoint teams in technology and process effectiveness and improvement.  Evidence based and data driven, the Process Effectiveness Team utilizes continuous improvement initiatives, knowledge transfer, training and design thinking methodologies to find creative solutions to complex problems while striving to continually improve service delivery to campus.

If you have suggestions or feedback for ConnectionPoint or the Process Effectiveness Team, let us know at Let's Hear It!