Procurement

Commodity information

Detailed guidance on buying products and services.

The University has agreements with a number of suppliers for commonly purchased goods and services. Information and advice is available on buying products and services from approved University suppliers.

Accommodation and Hotels

A wide range of options for guests, visitors, new colleagues and groups looking for short-term stays. Internal University services should be used by default - they represent a commitment to value and excellence by the University, for the University.

Audio Visual Equipment and Services (secured)

Audio visual equipment and services purchasing information.

Catering Services

From Delivered Catering, to cafés, to fine dining, we have it covered. Internal University services should be used by default - they represent a commitment to value and excellence by the University, for the University.

Conference and Event Services

For your conference and other events, whether residential or not, we offer the full range of venues and services. Internal University services should be used by default - they represent a commitment to value and excellence by the University, for the University.

Computer Hardware (secured)

For advice on buying computer hardware from approved suppliers please refer to Buy@Ed

Computer Software

The IS Software Services team manage the distribution and purchasing of software and software licenses.

Consultancy Services (secured)

Information and guidance for departments purchasing consultancy services.

Design Services (secured)

Guidance on buying design services from approved suppliers.

Laboratory Supplies (secured)

The university has an extensive range or contracted laboratory suppliers covering a wide variety of disciplines.

Merchandising and Promotional Goods

The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre provides a variety of promotional goods and clothing carrying the University brand.

Mobile phones

Guidance on buying mobile phones including links to the IS managed service provision and what to do if you just want to buy a phone.

Paper (secured)

Paper sizes and weights

Recruitment

Guidance on placing an advert for and recruiting, Exceutive staff, Agency workers, Temp staff and IT staff.

Stationery and computer consumables (secured)

How to buy stationery and computer consumables from the approved suppliers.

Travel and Transport (secured)

Full listings and guidance for booking domestic and foregin travel, car hiring, pool cars, coach hire, taxi hire plus insurance cover

Vehicle hire & purchase (secured)

Short and long term vehicle hire and lease, plus vehicle purchase.

White Goods

Dish washers, hair dryers, heaters, kettels, microwaves, ovens, refrigeration, rice cookers, steam irons, toasters, tumble dryers, vacuum cleaners and washing machines

User Intelligence Groups (secured)

UIG's meet to discuss and collaborate on strategies, best practices and value for money, before selecting the most suitable contracts for the University.

Design Services

The design partnership consists of The Multimedia Team based in Information Services and Graphics Lab situated within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and comes under the joint name of The Graphics Partnership.

Printing Services

How to order printing from the University's printing services.

Printing Services website