Procurement includes all end-to-end activities and processes to acquire goods and services.

We're improving procurement processes - find out more about the procurement digitisation project (staff login required).

Do you need to buy goods or services?

View the searchable where to buy guide for a quick and simple way to:

  • learn how to buy commonly-purchased goods and services across several procurement categories, 
  • know more about approved supply arrangements and other purchasing pathways, and 
  • understand where to go for help, training and support. 

Don't forget to bookmark the guide for a handy reference when buying goods and services. 

If you're buying goods or services as part of a larger program of works such as a project, please contact Enterprise Procurement for help and advice specific to your needs.

Coronavirus advice and hygiene supplies

Visit the the coronavirus advice and hygiene supplies page to learn more about handling deliveries and purchasing hygiene supplies including sanitiser, gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Purchase and delivery while working remotely

We have made some changes and clarifications on purchasing and managing delivery of items while working remotely. Please visit the purchase and delivery while working remotely page for more information.

About procurement

Procurement involves:

  • planning: identifying the need, the market and the risks to determine the most effective procurement method
  • sourcing: engaging with suppliers to obtain quotes, evaluate their offers, negotiate and take delivery of goods or services
  • managing: monitoring supplier’s performance, ensuring goods or services are being delivered, reviewing contracts, disposal.

As a statutory body, UQ is subject to the Queensland Government Procurement Policy and public scrutiny.

UQ's Procurement objectives are:  

  • enabling UQ’s strategic outcomes
  • achieving value for money
  • ensuring responsible purchasing 
  • engaging with reliable and reputable suppliers
  • maintaining integrity, fairness, transparency and accountability. 

All staff are expected to ensure these principles are applied to all purchases regardless of value.

Enterprise Procurement team

Our objectives are to:

  • guide and assist you in obtaining best value for money throughout your acquisition of goods and services
  • ensure that you and the University are not exposed to undue personal or commercial risk.

We can help with:

  • reviewing procurement plans
  • compiling tender documentation
  • drafting contractual agreements
  • managing communications with offerors
  • assist with contract management
  • advice: strategic and operational
  • QTenders submissions
  • supplier on-boarding
  • UniFi purchase order maintenance.