Who We Are

Interuniversity Services Incorporated (ISI) is a not-for-profit organization that represents a membership of 19 universities and colleges from throughout Atlantic Canada.

ISI is comprised of a team of professionals with expertise in public procurement and administrative services within a post-secondary environment. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors made up of a senior administration representative from each member institution.

Established in 1984, ISI has evolved and grown over the last number of years, forging stronger collaboration with member institutions and delivering significant realized value in terms of saving costs, generating efficiencies, and mitigating risks.

ISI prides itself on every member having an equal vote, regardless of size and geographic representation. Member institutions value the potential to be part of ISI decision-making processes while allowing institutional directions to guide decisions about their participation in specific contracts and procurement opportunities.

ISI has a strong foundation and proven track record of success to build on. In addition to a strong core team, ISI engages the expertise of member institutions to guide the development and management of contracts. Committees are made up of engaged members that bring institutional and other subject matter knowledge to support ISI's core activities. The committees enable collaboration and the sharing of relevant information. These activities bring multiple benefits to member institutions.

Through well-managed processes, ISI helps to reduce the administrative burden on member institutions. ISI also manages vendor relationships and helps member institutions mitigate risks, in addition to generating cost savings and efficiencies.

By leveraging collective strengths and expertise, ISI is able to help member institutions realize value through collaborative procurement and contracting. The strengthening of collaboration within ISI (staff and membership) that has been demonstrated in most recent years has resulted in enhanced realized value for individual member institutions and the sector as a whole.

Our Mission

We enhance value for members through collaborative strategic sourcing.

Our core activities to carry out this mission are procurement and contract management. To support this mission, ISI facilitates information and knowledge sharing related to supply management and employee benefits among member institutions.

Our Vision

Facilitating a valued partnership of Atlantic Canadian post-secondary institutions that innovatively contributes to financial sustainability in an evolving environment.  

Our Core Values

We are responsive to the needs of our members’ institutions
We are proactive, innovative, and forward looking
We are collaborative
We are respectful, fair and act with integrity
We value equity, diversity and inclusion

Meet The Team

Our Partners

Partnership is at the heart of ISI.

We work with groups and individuals across Atlantic Canada and from around the country to foster a collaborative environment, learn from best practices, and build on past successes to move forward together in the future.

Some of the many organizations ISI is fortunate to partner with include:

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