Supplying the University

Everything you need to know regarding supplying the University of Edinburgh with goods and services.

Purchase Order Policy

From 1 August 2018, as part of our sustainable approach to doing business, the University is introducing a ‘No PO, No Pay’ policy for the security of the majority of our financial transactions with suppliers.

Public Contracts Scotland

Opportunities to supply the University with goods and services are advertised on the Public Contracts Scotland website.

Suppliers' Charter

Joint statement between the Public Sector Procurement and Businesses to facilitate access to public sector procurement opportunities.

Terms & Conditions of Purchase

The University of Edinburgh has standard terms and conditions relating to the purchase of goods and services.

Buyer Profile

Information regarding the University, including organisation details, past and current tenders and contract awards, are available on our buyer profile

The Edinburgh Guarantee

Suppliers are asked to note that the University of Edinburgh actively supports this city based initiative, for Edinburgh’s young people to obtain a range of opportunities in employment, education or training.


Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

UoE's EORI Number is GB 592 9507 00 000 .  Schools or Departments may be asked by suppliers or by their freight agents etc. for this number in order to help them to clear the importation of goods or equipment when importing from overseas. The EORI system started on 1st July 2009. In the UK, an EORI number is assigned to importers and exporters by HMRC, and is used in the process of customs entry declarations and customs clearance for both import and export shipments travelling to or from the EU and countries outside the EU.