Procurement News

Taxi booking delays possible

Possible delays with Central Taxi bookings from June 22nd - 25th due to The Royal Highland Show

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:02:29 +0100

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University Procurement Strategy 2016-21

The University Procurement Strategy for the period 2016-21 has been considered by the relevant University committees and has been approved by the University Court.

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:49:08 +0000

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Travel workshop webinar

There are a number of webinars to choose from and it is worthwhile attending them to have any immediate questions answered that bookers might have on the online system.

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:36:23 +0000

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Hiring Agency Staff

How to utilise the University Agency Staff contract

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:43:16 +0000

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Draft Procurement Strategy 2016-21

The draft University Procurement Strategy for 2016-21 is curently being considered by University committees.

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:36:10 +0000

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HP Desk Top Client 9.5% price increase

Price increase on Select Desktop (HP) as of 1 August 2016

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:59:45 +0100

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HP Laptops 7.4% price increase

Select Laptop prices for all three current models, including upgrades and peripherals. The price increase will take effect from 6th June 2016 and will be 7.4% on all models.

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:02:38 +0100

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British Airways first ever academic fares

British Airways have chosen to partner with Key Travel to develop and trial their first ever academic specific airfares.

Tue, 31 May 2016 17:08:32 +0100

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Apple products via XMA

Our present contract with Apple ends on the 31st of March 2016, after which the Apple catalogue will no longer appear in PECOS. Please use XMA on PECOS to order your Apple products.

Tue, 31 May 2016 17:07:36 +0100

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2016 EU Procurement Thresholds

The threshold values that will apply to public procurement exercises run under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 (“the Procurement Regulations”) from 1 January 2016 were published by Scottish Government on 11th December 2015.

Tue, 31 May 2016 17:06:39 +0100

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Lab small equipment fund

Grants of up to £500 are available to support ‘best-in-class’ lab equipment upgrades to contribute to the Edinburgh Action for the Climate programme which was launched in September by the Senior VP Prof. Charlie Jeffrey.

Tue, 31 May 2016 17:05:12 +0100

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New National Procurement Journey

The new and improved national Procurement Journey (PJ) is now live!

Tue, 31 May 2016 17:04:30 +0100

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Coordinating stationery orders

Procurement officer Neil Crowley and Karen Rowberry of ERI explain the benefits to Charles Stewart House of coordinating stationery orders.

Tue, 31 May 2016 17:03:41 +0100

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iPads now cheaper from XMA on PECOS

Schools should consider when buying Apple iPads that under the Scottish Procurement Tablets contract for Education XMA offers a saving of at least £12 depending on the model.

Tue, 31 May 2016 17:02:51 +0100

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GO Team of the Year Award

The University of Edinburgh has been honoured for outstanding achievement at this year’s Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland.

Tue, 31 May 2016 17:00:41 +0100

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Principal’s Medal winners

Ms Karen Bowman, Director of Procurement, has been awarded the Principal’s Medal for Outstanding Service, for her leadership and delivery of excellence in procurement at the University

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:59:48 +0100

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Procurement Timescales & Thresholds

Two of the most frequently asked questions that we get asked are;

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:58:55 +0100

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Notebooks and Netbooks

The University has bought into two supplier framework agreements which can be utilise to buy Notebooks and Netbooks.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:58:03 +0100

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Expotel Online Booking Now Available

Expotel Self booking tool is now available, to register simply email Gordon Whittaker with your name, email address, phone number and department.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:57:09 +0100

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Apple name change on POs

Apple Sales International will change to Apple Distribution International as of April 1st 2012.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:56:08 +0100

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Worker Rights Consortium

The University of Edinburgh has affiliated with the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC).

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:54:48 +0100

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Arco join Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

Arco are one of the universities contacted suppliers for safety clothing.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:53:55 +0100

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EU procurement law conference

“The Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law is again collaborating with Burness LLP to bring you an exciting conference, highlighting current issues in EU procurement law. At the conference, there will be the opportunity to hear from the experts on key areas such as community benefits, case updates and the latest developments from Brussels and the Scottish Government.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:53:01 +0100

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Procurement Reform Bill

You are invited to participate in the consultation process for proposals for the Scottish Government Procurement Reform Bill.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:50:35 +0100

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Draft Procurement Strategy

The University's procurement strategy is intended to support the University's strategic plan for 2012-2016.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:49:44 +0100

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Procurement Reform Bill Workshop

Karen Bowman, Director of Procurement is hosting a short workshop for colleagues to;

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:48:49 +0100

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Procurement Team GO Awards 2012

The University of Edinburgh’s procurement team has been shortlisted for both the 2012 GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award and the GO Sustainability and CSR Initiative of the Year Award

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:47:48 +0100

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White Goods

Colleagues who require to purchase white goods,(kitchen appliances, fridges etc) should contact Margaret Lochhead Procurement Manager 650 or Elizabeth Lebost Procurement Officer 650 9368

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:46:40 +0100

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Pecos & SciQuest running during eFin upgrade

Pecos and SciQuest will continue to operate as normal during the eFinancials down-time for upgrade which begins today at 4pm.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:45:43 +0100

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Agency Workers (temp Staff) Contract Change

The University’s existing exclusive contract with Blue Arrow to supply all temporary secretarial, clerical, catering and similar staff will end on 3 January 2013.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:44:46 +0100

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Talk from fair trade producer

Tuesday 5 March at the Fair Trade Café in the University's Chaplaincy between 1.10pm - 1.20pm.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:43:55 +0100

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£84.19 saving on HP PCs

The SelectPC Advisory group strongly recommends that, when purchasing PCs for use in the University, they are purchased from Hewlett Packard (HP).

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:42:59 +0100

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Radioactive device removed from University

The recent purchase of a hand-held analytical instrument that uses x radiation for its analysis without a risk assessment being undertaken, highlights the importance of following appropriate Health & Safety and Procurement Office processes.

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:41:46 +0100

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