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Information for Suppliers

All procurement within the University of Southampton will be carried out in accordance with legal requirements, financial regulations and Procurement Policy. This is also applicable to spend funded by research grants.

Procurement at the University of Southampton must always be carried out with the aim of securing maximum value for money and adequate standards of quality and service.

In selecting suppliers, where spend exceeds the appropriate thresholds, contracted suppliers are put in place. This is done via a formal tender process, run by either the University of Southampton Procurement Service or a collaborative body such as SUPC (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium).

If you wish to be considered as a potential supplier it is recommended that you register on the e-tendering system at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsouthampton/aspx/Home

Major contracts are awarded through a competitive tendering process as the University is a public body subject to European Procurement Directives. All expenditure for good or services where the total contract value would exceed the EU tendering threshold (currently £172. 514) is tendered in Europe by Procurement or by national/ regional bodies and consortia. EU tenders are advertised on the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union).

Further information for Buyers can be found on the Finance Department’s Intranet Site, where you can find guidance on Valuing your Requirement, the procedures involved in a procurement process and extra support.

Further information on Procurement Processes can be found in our intranet Web Pages, accessible to all staff and students with a login:

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