Contact the Procurement Unit

The Procurement Unit (PU) operates independently from any administrative spend department and reports directly to the Chief Finance Officer (CFO).

PU has responsibility for:

  • setting, monitoring and maintaining minimum standards for the conduct of purchasing/procurement activities across the University and its subsidiaries regardless of the source of funding (as directed by internal auditors and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE))
  • defining, promulgating and promoting best procurement practice
  • monitoring the University's purchasing performance and leading initiatives designed to ensure the University obtains best value for money in all its purchasing activities
  • providing a focus and facilitation for the assessment and delivery of purchasing training needs throughout the University

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