Goods & Services Acquisition Policy

Here is a summary of NorthernTel goods and services acquisition policy:

The general principles are:

To contribute to the optimal management of NorthernTel material resources through efficient and continuous procurement, while meeting quality standards and requisitioners' needs, at the least cost to the company.

Due to the similarity of its operations to those of Bell Canada, NorthernTel will give preference to certain suppliers for its telecommunications equipment to ensure the company has technological uniformity, the manufacturers' warranty, engineering support and reliability of supply beyond the useful life of the equipment, with due regard for the quality/cost ratio.

The guidelines for the acquisition of goods and services are: