The University of South Wales, like most Universities operate in a devolved manner. Departments have responsibility for their own budgets and a fair degree of autonomy in spending that money. However departments also have to spend their budgets with “approved” suppliers. The definition of an approved supplier is:
“a supplier which has been successful in a University or a consortium tender exercise, or for some substantial reason have earned the right to the title of “approved”, and to whom all ongoing University business for contracted items should be directed”.
The majority of goods and services purchases made are in accordance with contracts following tenders created either by the University, through the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium – Wales (HEPCW), or in collaboration with a number of regional HE consortia, or other like minded public sector organisations.
However, for those items purchased where the unit cost or annual expenditure is low and there is no contract in place the University will purchase from those suppliers who have “expressed an interest” in supplying the University.
Details of suppliers that have, in writing “expressed an interest” are held on file together with a questionnaire which they are asked to complete and when goods or services of the type offered are required a quotation is issued and prices sought.
Should you wish to be included on this database, please send an introductory letter introducing your organisation and the products or services you wish to supply and the address you wish the questionnaire to be sent to:
University of South Wales Procurement Unit
Please do not call without an appointment as you will not be seen