The Procurement Office is here to help you select the best suppliers and achieve best overall value for money, whatever you are buying, whether from unrestricted or research funds.

In addition, assistance and information can be obtained from our website, and from our frequent training and awareness sessions.

What is Procurement?

Procurement is defined as the acquisition, whether under formal contract or otherwise, of goods, services and works from third parties.

Scottish Public Procurement Policy HandbookScottish Government

Procurement Advisors

The Procurement Office offers direct professional services by our qualified staff to help the budget-holders, research principal investigators and Heads of Schools/units or School Administrators to achieve best practice, best value and efficient acquisition.

Budget holders

Budget holders and others with responsibility for formulating purchasing requirements, have a key role in the procurement process.

Freedom of Information enquiries

Contact details for enquiries under the Freedom of Information Act.

Director of Procurement

The Director of Procurement is responsible for advising the University on all aspects of procurement.