Changes to university courier services
Substantial savings on courier services are open to all publicly-funded educational institutions through an Ontario government contract with Canpar.
“Queen’s has aligned with this contract because it will provide stable multi-year pricing to the university, and we will benefit from consolidated economies of scale,” says Ruth Lappan, customs and traffic co-ordinator.
As a result of the new agreement, Purolator will no longer offer preferred pricing and the company’s rates have risen considerably.
Benfits of the contract include:
• A comprehensive on-line toolkit to manage pick-up and shipping, manifests, tracking and invoice tracking and other administrative work.
• A new rate structure that effectively considers distance between origin and destination.
• Fuel surcharges built in for the term of the agreement.
Under the contract Queen’s can send and receive packages from all Ontario postal codes. In addition to the business-to-business courier services, the new vendor can:
• Deliver packages to residential addresses, track controlled substances, and handle and deliver dangerous goods.
• Pick-up and deliver to rural route addresses and provide fragile and/or special handling services.
• Provide integrated Canada Customs brokerage and clearance services.
To ensure fast and reliable service, all courier packages, boxes, crates and envelopes must include:
• Company and recipient name and telephone number
• Street address and number
• Postal code or zip code
• Chartfield indicated in the reference field of waybill. For example: xxxxx-xxxxx-608002-x-x-xxxxxx
“When ordering goods internationally, you must have the vendor indicate your chartfield in the reference field of the waybill as well as your proper recipient information including department name and contact person,” Ms Lappan says.
For more information you can contact Ms Lappan at extension 74236 or by email.