ISI Brochure Content Cover (1 panel) Over 20 Years of Cooperation For more information, please visit our website: www.interuniversity.ns.ca Back (2 panels) ISI Members Acadia University Atlantic School of Theology Cape Breton University Holland College Memorial University of Newfoundland Mount Allison University Mount Saint Vincent University Nova Scotia Community College NSCAD University Saint Mary’s University St. Francis Xavier University St. Thomas University Universite de Moncton Universite Sainte-Anne University of King’s College University of New Brunswick University of Prince Edward Island 1595 Bedford Hwy., #501 Bedford, Nova Scotia Canada B4A 1E6 Phone: 902-453-2470 Fax: 902-453-2369 www.interuniversity.ns.ca Inside (3 panels) Vision To be a model for university cooperation Mission To Identify and promote opportunities for members to acquire goods and services with enhanced value and reduced costs Overview Interuniversity Services Incorporated (ISI ) is a not-for-profit company incorporated in a984 by four independent Halifax universities. ISI currently provides selected central administrative services to Eighteen Member Institutions in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland, reducing their overall operating costs, improving services and providing a framework for cooperation among the institutions, while maintaining their independence. In addition, ISI shares office resources with, and provides administrative support to Novanet Incorporated. Contract Services ISI, through its Contract Services Division, coordinates and administers over fifty material and service agreements on behalf of the universities/colleges. The types of agreements in place include: Photocopiers, Paper Supplies, Moving and Storage, Courier Services, Stationery, and Employee Benefits. Using the combined purchasing power of the universities/colleges, substantial cost reductions are realize d. Through liaison with, and the consensus of, selection committees such as Purchasing Mangers, Personnel Directors, and son on, of the member institutions, requirements are tendered, evaluated and awarded to qualified vendors. A combination of factors is used to evaluate bids and award agreements: Conformance to Specifications Suppliers ability to provide the required material or services in the manner required by the university/college; The suppliers previous record of performance; Competitive pricing, and the best value for the university/college dollar. Technical Services Technical Services Division offers full-time scientific equipment repair and maintenance service. Equipment service includes transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, analytical electron microscopes, x-ray spectrometers, x-ray diffractometers, vacuum coating systems, and cash card readers. Clients include universities in all four Atlantic Provinces, teaching hospitals, Federal and Provincial Government labora tories, and several corporate clients. Service may be provided in additional laboratory equipment upon request, providing proper documentation is available. HR Services The Employee Benefits program, coordinated through ISI, is one of the largest of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and is unique in the Canadian university/college environment. The ISI Employee Benefits Committee provides a vehicle for Human Resource Personnel to discuss and share important topical information on a regular basis. Training Services ISI provides workshops, seminars, and a certificate program on a cooperative basis throughout Atlantic Canada. These events bring instructors and leaders to present programs that are of high caliber, topical and competitively priced. Risk Management Services ISI’s Risk Management Services assist member institutions to mitigate potential risk of loss, damage and injury. This service acts as a central repository for best practices for the institutions. Additional Services ISI offers additional services, such as project management and consulting services, on an as needed and fee-for-service basis to members, as well as outside organizations.