Key Commercial Policies

Purchasers should be aware of relevant University policies

Purchasers must be aware of any responsibilities they have under relevant University policies

Key Commercial Policies

Budget holders must be aware of the University's Key Commercial Policies when making purchases:

  1. Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy
  2. Conflict of Interest Policy
  3. Delegated Authority Schedule and other relevant University Financial Regulations
  4. Fraud and Misappropriation Policy
  5. Modern Slavery Statement
  6. Procurement Journey and University Procurement Strategy 2016-2021
  7. Code of Practice on the Receipt of Gifts, Hospitality and Other Benefits
  8. Segregation of Duties Financial Regulations
  9. Whistleblowing Policy
  10. Criminal Finances Act 2017
  11. University Financial Regulations
  12. Dignity and Respect Policy

For information: From 2017, University budget holders will be required to confirm that they understand the University's Key Commercial Policies. This is an initiative by the Director of Finance to provide the Risk Management Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Court with the required assurance that key financial risk areas in the University are reviewed and any issues addressed.  The Key Commercial Policies confirmation is annual and is now part of the year end returns process. If you have any questions regarding the key commercial policies or the assessment process, please contact the University's Financial Department:

Please also be aware of the University Policies regarding Research Integrity:

Research, Finance and Sustainability Policies including information about Procurement for Research and External Funding


Mandatory Exclusion Grounds and Modern Slavery

Additionally, as part of the supplier enablement process, non-contracted suppliers will be required to confirm that they do not meet any mandatory exclusion criteria as listed in the Public Contracts Regulations (regarding bribery, human trafficking, and other areas).  Suppliers with a turnover of £36,000,000 p.a. and over are also required by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to produce a Modern Slavery Statement.

If you have any queries about University policies or Key Commercial Policies please contact