What is Procurement?
Procurement is the process by which the College obtains all the goods, services and works it requires. This can range from low risk, low value and repetitive purchases of goods such as stationery to high risk, high value procurement of new buildings.
Procurement can be defined as `the whole process of acquisition of goods, services and works spanning the whole life cycle from the identification of business needs through to the end of the useful life of an asset or contract’. It is more than simply `purchasing’ and it covers provision from internal and external providers.
This toolkit aims to provide clear guidance for staff on the College’s procedures and processes for effective and consistent procurement across all areas of the College and raise awareness of the various rules and regulations governing procurement.
Please note that prior to commencing procurement for IT you should consult with ICT Services to protect the integrity of the College network and ensure resources are used appropriately. Works procurement may only be undertaken by the Director of Estates. Purchase orders for office furniture must also be countersigned by the Director of Estates.
If you have any queries regarding procurement, please contact Pam Veitch, Director of Procurement & Governance on 0191 5116000 extension 014171 or by email at email@example.com