In 2006, The University of Ottawa defined a new Standard for Office Furniture. The Standard outlines the minimum performance and functionality requirements of the most commonly used furniture products on campus.

The standardization of commonly used furniture products allows the University to select and procure quality furniture products that address the following criteria: aesthetics, durability, ergonomics, functionality, life-cycle cost, maintenance, non-obsolescence, performance, safety, sustainability and warranty.

In 2013, the University of Ottawa issued a competitive market process (RFP) based on these standards to identify products and suppliers that meet the product, service and price criteria. Based on this process, the University created a Standing Offer for the following category of products:

  • Work stations
  • Work station accessories
  • Training tables
  • Meeting tables
  • Filing & Storage cabinets
  • Task chairs
  • Meeting room chairs
  • Visitor chairs
  • Multi-purpose chairs

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