London Metropolitan University purchases goods, works and services totalling £38 million a year from the private, public and voluntary sectors to meet corporate objectives and to provide high quality and cost effective services to its students and staff. The information on this page is designed to help potential suppliers/contractors understand how the University conducts its business and the opportunities which are currently available.
Procurement, collaborative membership and selecting suppliers
All procurement within the University shall be carried out in accordance with legal requirements, financial regulations, the University's procurement policy and procedural guidance. This includes spend funded through research grants.
The University is committed to working effectively with its suppliers and promoting opportunities for companies from all sectors to work with the University. All purchasing/procurement activities must always be undertaken with the objective of securing maximum value for money consistent with acceptable standards of quality and service.
The University believes in the benefits of collaborative purchasing and will always utilise the use of frameworks before carrying out local quotations/tenders and is a member of London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) which, amongst other activities, puts framework purchasing agreements in place to be drawn on by its members and other consortia members.
The University does not maintain a list of approved, preferred, nominated or recommended suppliers, but there are procedures for selecting suppliers in accordance with the requirements of the University's procurement thresholds routes.
Documents and contacts
As a public sector body, London Metropolitan University has to abide by various statutory regulations and internal requirements. To help suppliers, we have published various documents, guidelines and/or regulations below.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and the relevant member of staff will get back to you.
Tender opportunities and current contracts
We suggest that before registering you take the time to look at the guidance below. Please note, registering does not automatically make you a supplier to the University:
Please see below for copies of the University's General Terms of Purchase, which appear on the reverse of the University's purchase order and are also used for some of the less complex quotations.