Policies and procedures

The policies, procedures and guidance that govern how and what we can buy on behalf of the University.

How to Buy Guide - Purchases under £50,000

University procedures for goods and services under £50,000, aligned with "Route One" of the Procurement Journey.

Purchases over £50,000

If your requirement may be £50,000 or above, you must contact the Procurement Office.

Purchase to Pay Changes 2017

Information on changes to the purchase to pay process

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.

Scottish Procurement Policy Handbook

As the handbook is being updated, the University has adopted the Procurement Journey.

Sustainability Policies

This policy is being implemented for APUC contracted suppliers and is commended as best practice in sustainable procurement.

Procurement Journey

The Procurement Journey currently serves as the basis for the University's procurement policies and procedures.

Procurement for Research and External Funding

If an aspect of your purchase is related to external funding, you may be required to document compliance.