We have released a new suite of procurement procedures and forms to support the implementation of the Procurement Policy [9.40.01]. Ensure that you use these procedures and forms for new or commenced procurement activities.

Procurement is the comprehensive function that includes the end-to-end activities and processes to acquire goods and services. It 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.