Buying United

It's a re-imagined BUYING UNITED

Powered by the procurement team at Round Table Procurement Services (RTPS), the re-imagined BUYING UNITED purchasing program is designed to help United Church of Canada ministries better manage all their purchasing needs.

It not only includes negotiated solutions from an expanded roster of pre-qualified suppliers, but also tools and expertise to support all elements of good procurement practices.

Program Elements

Preferred Suppliers

Of course, the re-imagined BUYING UNITED will continue to include competitive deals with Preferred Suppliers. Selection is conducted by Procurement experts based on a balanced set of criteria that typically include:

  • pricing
  • total cost
  • quality
  • service
  • availability
  • an understanding of the non-profit sector
  • a proven track record of success working with similar organizations

We are continuously sourcing and selecting new Preferred Supplier partners. Recent additions include Suppliers for the following areas:

  • Appliance Sales & Service
  • Cellular Phone
  • General Contracting
  • Towels & Linens
  • Real Estate
  • Custom Print Services

Resource Library

The Resource Library is a repository of practical information, tools, templates and resources to help support both purchasing activities and overall operations.

Content includes:

Access to Expertise / Custom Projects

We understand that not all purchasing or supplier-related needs can be addressed by the pre-negotiated deals. It is commonplace that needs or opportunities will arise that are specific to your situation.

RTPS has the experience needed to help you find your own customized solution. Most of their day-to-day work involves just that – managing purchasing requirements specific to their non-profit clients.

Let RTPS be your go-to advisor for any purchasing-related or supplier issue. They can always be reached directly at They will help you right away if they can or can, if more extensive support is required, provide a project scope of work and fee quote.

Some examples of areas that RTPS can help include:

News & Updates

As a registered user of the BUYING UNITED online portal, our News and Updates section will keep you informed of the latest developments in the Program, supply chain news, Preferred Supplier developments, etc.


Check out our FAQ's first. Your answer may be there.

If it's not, contact RTPS at