The Procurement department is responsible for the University’s procurement strategy, policy and procedures.
The principle function of the Procurement Department is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of purchasing and contracting across all Departments. We do this by taking a strategic view of procurement across the university and:
- arranging value for money contracts and managing corporate contracts;
- providing information on local, regional and national contracts that should be used to ensure you get value for your money;
- providing advice, guidance and training on procurement issues;
- streamlining the purchasing processes;
- co-ordinating the tendering process for high value purchases in compliance with EU regulations;
- supplier relationship and contract management.
The University spends £45 million each year on the regular purchase of goods, services and works. In addition there is a programme of capital building projects.
Much of this expenditure is with contracts arranged regionally and nationally by the Higher Education sector and the wider public sector. In addition the University manages a wide range of its own contracts.
All general contracts specifically for Brunel University over £30,000 in value are advertised on the tendering portal. Details of current contracts are available through this web portal. Different arrangements are in place for Estates Department Contracts. In addition all contracts for goods and services worth more than £164,176 and all contracts for works worth more than £4,104,394 are advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union. All contracts are arranged after competitive tendering procedures have been followed.
Commitment to Equal Opportunities
The University values inclusiveness and diversity and is committed to the principals of equal opportunities in all its activities. It endeavours to ensure that all staff, students and visitors are treated on the basis of their merits and abilities, and that no one suffers discrimination or disadvantage because of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
The University expects and requires its contractors to similarly value inclusiveness.
Information for suppliers
Tel +44 (0)1895 274000
Procurement department contacts
Daniel Barry, Head of Procurement
Tel: +44 (0)189528469
Mayele Yambila, Procurement Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1895265795
Kelly Karim, Support Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1895 265794