About Us

Here you will find information about our Procurement team

The Procurement function is responsible for the procurement of goods, services and works, ensuring the University obtains value for money, complies with legislative requirements and is in accordance with the University Procurement Policy.

We support the University’s Strategy 2030 ambitions by delivering professional procurement and supply chain management solutions which enable the delivery of the University’s mission and strategic goals.

The Procurement function is made up of five key areas of expertise:

  • The Strategic Procurement team is responsible for conducting all regulated sourcing activity and developing the sourcing strategies for our key areas of expenditure and supporting our sustainable procurement agenda.
  • The Operational Procurement team is responsible for raising all purchase orders on People and Money, supporting all non-regulated sourcing and leading the activity to resolve supplier invoice queries.
  • The Contract Management team is responsible for the contract management framework and assurance ensuring that we are effectively managing and monitor supplier performance and supply chain risks.
  • The Stores team is responsible for the effective and safe management of stock in research stores.
  • The Procurement Support team is responsible for procurement reporting, data, training policy and procedures and general procurement support.

Director of Procurement

The University's Director of Procurement is responsible to the Director of Finance and the Principal/Vice Chancellor, as the institutional ‘Head of Procurement’, with full responsibility for procurement across the organisation.

“The Head of Procurement should be at Board level or, at a minimum, one level below with a Board member taking clear ownership for procurement and commercial matters.”
Scottish Public Procurement Policy Handbook
Scottish Government