Procurement Information

University procurement follows one of two pathways: (1) collaborative procurement (through regional HE purchasing consortia); or (2) in-house tendering and contracting.

  1. The University is a member of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC). Further details on this consortium available at
  2. University contract and tender information is available at our University of Hertfordshire Electronic Tendering Site.

Responsible Procurement

Due diligence is undertaken during procurement processes to ensure economic, environmental and social matters are considered in addition to regulatory compliance.

Further information can be found about:

Environment and sustainability

Modern slavery act 2015

Criminal finances act 2017

If wishing to contact procurement to bring to our attention any matter which may not be in line with our values please email

Procurement Fraud

The University has become aware that companies are being contacted via an email looking to appear as emanating from the University Head of Procurement to provide quotes for various commodities and notification that University standard payment terms are 30 days net. These emails are fraudulent. The erroneous procurement email address being used ends in and Bristol area phone number presented, this is an example of the fraudulent email.

This has been reported to Action Fraud.

Procurement Strategy

The strategy is based on being ‘internationally renowned as the UK’s leading business-facing University’ and the key strategic objectives in the strategic Plan 2015-2020.


To demonstrate continuous improvement and the achievement of Value for Money through the effective procurement of goods and services to ensure that the institutions needs are met with alignment to University policies and strategies.

To add value to tenders, contracts and purchases to ensure maximum outputs and ‘best in breed’ solutions achieved.

To have a clear framework of accountability and responsibility that adopts legally compliant, best practice procurement procedures and techniques.

To encourage communication and interaction with markets, contractors and stakeholders.

To achieve the best permissible position in the Procurement Maturity Assessment and Flexible Framework with resources available.

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