Working with the University: Procurement

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Criminal Finances Act (2017) Statement

The 排名实时更新 is committed to ensuring that all business carried out by the University, 还有任何子公司, 以诚信行事, 透明度和公平性, 和 in compliance with all relevant rules, 规例及法例. The University 和 its subsidiary companies are committed to preventing the facilitation of any form of tax evasion. 

The University recognises the importance of fostering positive business relationships 和 the need to maintain the confidence of the many institutions with which it does business. 

This statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically 和 with integrity in all our business relationships (in line with the University’s Financial Regulations 和 associated policies), 和 to implementing 和 enforcing systems 和 controls that seek to ensure tax evasion is not being criminally facilitated by any of our associated persons.


一般采购, suppliers of goods 和 服务 must be in receipt of an official purchase order from the University before any order is fulfilled or dispatched.

You must quote a purchase order number on supplier invoices, otherwise payment will not be made. For further information on how to avoid delays in payment, please read our 快速付款指南[PDF 625].43KB].


正规买球app十佳排行的标准 条款和条件 of purchase [PDF 110.21KB] will apply to all purchase orders let by the University unless specifically stated otherwise in writing.

所有 organisations wishing to provide goods, 服务, or to undertake work on behalf of the 排名实时更新 are expected to comply with the 供应商行为准则[PDF 426].29KB].


Details of the University's current tenders can be found on our 供应商网络. Companies may register their details to express an interest in tender opportunities that may be advertised from time to time.

The 排名实时更新 also advertises in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Community (OJEU) where appropriate.

其他 contract opportunities can be found at the Government's supply portal, 合同查询.


The University engages with suppliers 和 individuals via the 供应商网络. This enables the University to maintain better relationships as well as easily identify businesses 和 individuals that it may wish to engage with in the future.

As such, we require all those with whom we do business to register on the 供应商网络.

Key benefits for suppliers 和 individuals include:

  • Easily control the information the University holds on you
  • Maintain your payment details in real time (you can update these yourself to ensure they are always up to date for faster payment)
  • Sign up for alerts for future opportunities with the University, wider HE sector or nationally
  • 达到“认可供应商”的地位



1. 为什么给我发了一个链接?

You have been sent this link because someone at our organisation wishes to buy your goods or 服务. Until you click the link 和 submit your information, 回答所有问题, we cannot approve you into our Finance System, 和 will not be able to pay your invoices. 一旦你进入了正规买球app十佳排行的财务系统, your goods 和 服务 are then accessible to all of our employees.

2. I have been notified by email that an 'Invitation to Engage' has been sent to my organisation but I cannot find this email or an email containing the link.

有时这封邮件会变成垃圾邮件, if so please move the email to your inbox as some email providers will not allow links to work if the email remains in your SPAM folder.

Do not attempt to access our portal by any means other than the link we have sent you. Do not attempt to register yourself on the Proactis Network, this will not register you with the University.

3. I have clicked the link - now what do I do?

Please put aside around 10 minutes to complete the form. You must do this to the stage where you can set a password otherwise you will be locked out of the Portal (if this happens, email There are a number of compulsory questions to answer before you can set a password but if you click save as you go 和 you can review your answers after you have done so.

请参阅 How to Respond to an Invitation to Engage on the 供应商网络 [PDF 646KB] 如需进一步指引.

4. 为什么 do I need to complete the questionnaire in full?

The University will only work with those individuals 和 organisations who meet certain criteria around risk profiling 和 data management; this also includes criteria relating to our policies on working ethics (like meeting the minimum wage as an employer) 和 the environment. The information we gather in this process will also determine how we work with you in future. 如果你完全完成了这个过程, your goods 和 服务 are then available in searches made by all of our staff. If you do not complete the process, we are not able to work with your organisation.

5. I have received an Invitation to Engage, but I cannot access the account. 为什么?

1. This may be because your firm is already registered on the platform 和 are already providing goods 和 服务 to other businesses/universities.  You will need the existing account holder within your organisation to log in 和 add you as a user. If you don’t know who this is, please contact Proactis (the platform provider) on 请让 和 your university client know that you’ve done this. We may be able to access who your Organisation’s existing user is to assist you.

2. You may have already followed the link 和 accessed the Portal, but because you did not reach the point where you set a password the Portal has locked you out. 请email 所以正规买球app十佳排行可以提供帮助.

6. I would like to discuss some of the University's PO Terms 和 Conditions before submitting. 我该怎么办??

You must agree to our terms of purchase in order to proceed. The University will only accept alternative terms in exceptional circumstances, i.e. where we have a large spend with your organisation. 在这个例子中, if we have already agreed alternative terms with you, you can still click to agree 和 the alternative terms will apply.


7. 为什么 does the registration stop me proceeding to page two?

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page 和 ensure you have completed the CIS Classifications box on the bottom left h和 side, 因为它是一个必填字段. If construction is not relevant to what you provide, select ‘none’.

8. How do I add additional users 和 contacts (during registration)?

You may wish to add additional users who can have access 和 update items in your supplier record, for example one team (member) may be responsible for updating banking information 和 another for Terms 和 Conditions. There are two different methods for this process depending on whether you have completed Registration (和 been approved as a supplier by the University) or whether you are still in the registration process.

请参阅 our additional guidance documents - How to Add a User in the SRM [PDF 358KB] 和 How to Amend 联系s 和 User Details [PDF 259KB].

9. How do I update my organisation's bank details after I have registered?

请参阅 How to Amend your Bank Details on the 供应商网络 [PDF 398KB] 如需进一步指引.

10. How do I update other details after I have registered?

请参阅正规买球app十佳排行的指导文件: How to Amend 联系s 和 User Details [PDF 356KB] 和 How to Amend 其他 Details on the 供应商网络 [PDF 317KB] 如需进一步指引.

11. How do I get a new password (after I have registered)?

You can always request a new password by clicking on the link below the login field which reads ‘cannot access your account?’

12. How do I raise an issue with the Portal?

你可以用 帮助台供应商.

请参阅 Guide to Helpdesk Registration on the 供应商网络 [PDF 1.25MB] 如需进一步指引.


1. 我收到一封来自 requesting additional information, what do I need to do?

Please read the email to establish what additional information is required by the University to enable us to process the document. 通过单击 评估查询 link, which will show you an image of the relevant document 和 a field for your response.

You can also add a comment, which will be visible for us to read.

2. I have been asked to provide a purchase order number for an invoice, how should I enter this?

You only need to enter the 7 digit purchase order number. The department suffix/prefix is not required for this purpose.

3. I have clicked on the 评估查询 link but it states “this query is no longer active”, 我该怎么办呢??

This means the query has been resolved so you can delete the email.

4. I am unsure what information the University needs. How can I find out what is required of me?

In the top section of the screen you will see comments advising what information is required from you.

5. I would like to print a copy of the invoice provided in the link, how can I do this?

There is a ‘file’ icon above the ‘your response’ field. Click this to open or save the attached pdf document.