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St. Mary’s General Hospital’s purchasing department is responsible for the management of the Hospital’s procurement process, including the acquisition, distribution, control and disposal of goods, services and equipment necessary to support the activities of the hospital.

Purchasing staff strive to obtain the right goods and services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, under the guidance of the following principles:

  • Accountability – We will be accountable for the results of our procurement decisions and the appropriateness of the processes.
  • Transparency – We will be transparent to all stakeholders. Wherever possible, stakeholders will have equal access to information on procurement opportunities, processes and results.
  • Value for Money – We will maximize the value we receive from the use of public funds. A value-for-money approach aims to deliver goods and services at the optimum total lifecycle cost.
  • Quality Service Delivery – We will ensure staff receive the right product, at the right time, in the right place.
  • Process Standardization – We will standardize processes, remove inefficiencies and create a level playing field.

The purchasing department will:

  • Work in collaboration with hospital departments to determine source of supply, quantities purchased, delivery schedule and price;
  • Administer requests for quotations, proposals, tenders, negotiations and contract awards;
  • Develop specifications with user departments as well as arrange for the evaluation of supplies, equipment and services from suppliers;
  • Research the marketplace for new products and vendors; and
    Ensure purchasing transactions are completed correctly, efficiently and inexpensively.

All deliveries must be made to:

Receiving Department:  911 Queen’s Boulevard, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1B2

Receiving Operating Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed on holidays.

Purchasing Department Contact Information:

Purchasing email: purchasing@smgh.ca.

Deanna Carney, Purchasing Coordinator

Scott Patterson, Buyer
Email: spatters@smgh.ca

Dominik Cislo, Senior Buyer
Email: dcislo@smgh.ca

Cynthia Ross, Senior Buyer
Email: cross@smgh.ca

Jeremy Kennard, Purchasing Manager
Email: jkennard@smgh.ca

Darlene Oakes, Supply Chain Manager
Email: doakes@smgh.ca

Stephanie Meyer, Manager, Patient Food Services
Email: smeyer@smgh.ca

Shipping/Receiving: 519-749-6578 ext. 6869


PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that any changes to this order be notified to the appropriate contact, located on the purchase order you received.

Here is a link to the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive.

Vendors, please follow this link for current Open Procurement Opportunities

Click here to access the terms of reference.