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Procurement

Procurement is responsible for ensuring that all University purchases represent Value for Money in terms of cost, quality and sustainability and that purchases are made in line with the University’s Procedures.

The Department sits in the Procurement Services Department and manages an annual non-pay spend of £100m per year. The spend comprises of a wide range of different projects, including; new buildings such as the new Birley Fields Campus, Energy purchases on the ‘Futures Market’, IT Hardware and Software contracts, Facilities and Estates contracts such as Asbestos Removal and Lift Maintenance contract etc. The University currently raises approximately 10,000 orders a year.

Procurement manages the University’s electronic purchasing system (MMU P2P) and also provides help and expertise on all forms of negotiation and Tendering. Where an existing contract does not exist for the goods or services being purchased, orders above £2500 will need three quotes to be obtained and be approved by Procurement. Any purchases exceeding £30,000 will need Procurement to undertake a Tender.

Procurement  also manage he University’s Purchasing Card programme as an efficient process for ordering low value purchases. We actively support the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) putting in place Framework Agreements on behalf of consortium members.

Article last updated: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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