Course Details

Purchasing for the University

Event Description



To be confirmed


9.30 am - 1.00 pm


Designed for:

Attendance at this course is mandatory for anyone acting in the capacity of Nominated Buyer for their unit.  Anyone who is likely to be involved in buying goods or services, particularly those who have recently joined the University, is strongly advised to attend.


  • Purchasing Regulations, Procedures and Thresholds (The rules on why we do what we do)
  • Purchasing Systems (What we do it with)
  • Accounting for VAT in Purchasing (When and how we pay VAT on what we buy)
  • Basic Purchasing Law (How To 'Stay Legal')



Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to provide the required guidance for those directly involved in the purchase of goods and services for the University which will ultimately ensure that purchasing power is maximised, that value for money is obtained and that legal requirements are met.

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff

Booking URL: Queen's Online
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Finance
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Purchasing, Nominated Buyer, Purchase, Legal Requirements, Purchasing Systems, VAT

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601