Administrative Services Collaborative

The Administrative Services Collaborative (ASC)1 is a collaboration on administrative and support services between B.C.’s 25 public post-secondary institutions, BCNET, and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Since 2012, the ASC has achieved sector benefits through sharing contracts, resources, expertise, ideas and best practices. 

The ASC is guided by a steering committee of senior representatives from institutions (primarily Vice-Presidents of Finance), BCNET and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The steering committee provides an important leadership role offering insights into the needs of the sector and how to make initiatives more successful. 

Resources and Contact Information

To guide the ASC, a renewed three-year strategic plan was developed in 2019.

The ASC has partnered with BCNET to offer a wide range of joint procurement agreements for services and supplies (e.g. facilities, finance, travel, hardware and software). Institutions are encouraged to work with BCNET to take advantage of these opportunities and increase their percentage spend through joint procurement agreements. Institutions are expected to consider the use of joint procurement contracts, unless there are unique circumstances such as existing contractual commitments. For more information on joint procurement agreements contact BCNET

Please contact asc@gov.bc.ca if you would like more information about the ASC or have an idea for a collaborative opportunity that could benefit the post-secondary sector.

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1Formerly known as the Administrative Service Delivery Transformation (ASDT) initiative