Ordering Goods and Services
Any member of staff committing University funds for the supply of goods and services must adhere to the University’s purchasing policy. This policy applies to those funds awarded by external bodies for the conduct of research. The direct contact between the University and external third parties selling goods or services is an area that is particularly vulnerable to fraud. It is therefore essential that the University, and all its members of staff, are protected by adherence to formal procedures for obtaining quotations, authorising purchasing expenditure, recording the receipt and acceptance of goods and services and clearing invoices for payment.
The Purchasing Office , Finance Directorate is responsible for managing the University purchasing procedures. The Purchasing Office website contains detailed information on the specific guidelines that apply to the procurement of goods and services.