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

Do you need to buy goods or services?

View the searchable where to buy guide (staff login required) for a quick and simple way to:

Remember 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 work program, such as a project, please contact Enterprise Procurement for help and advice specific to your needs.


We're improving procurement processes - learn more about UQProcure (staff login required).

Information for UQ suppliers

The UQ Suppliers page contains resources for individuals and organisations who supply goods and services to UQ, including:

  • Information about our procurement process
  • UQ Supplier Standards
  • Sending invoices to UQ and avoiding payment delays
  • What to look out for to ensure they are dealing with genuine UQ correspondence
  • Contact details for enquiries.

Coronavirus advice and hygiene supplies

Visit 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). Information is also available on how to order rapid antigen tests (RATs). 

Delivery arrangements

We have made some changes to delivery arrangements at UQ. Please visit the delivery arrangements 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 delivered, reviewing contracts, and 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 the 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 the following:

  • 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.