Procurement Services plays an important role in the selection, acquisition and delivery of goods and services to the University. Driven to manage costs and quality, Procurement Services is dedicated to supporting research, teaching and enhancing the student experience through the following services:
- Providing expert advice and support to University staff regarding all aspects of procurement including: purchasing, leasing, requests for quotation (RFQ) and tendering.
- Assisting staff and providing guidance with the procurement of a broad range of goods and services, including establishing preferred suppliers in: Travel, Print, Telecommunications, Desktop / Laptop Computing, Image and Copy Devices, Office Consumables, Consultants and Contractors, Utilities, Major Equipment and Capital Works.
- Planning, managing and negotiating all acquisitions of a tenderable value ($200,000 inclusive GST).
- Mitigating risk and ensuring security of supply by establishing and approving all purchase contracts or agreements of a tenderable value.
- Ongoing development of effective 'self-help' tools to assist University staff procuring goods and services below ($200,000 inclusive GST).
The leasing function has recently moved from Financial Control and Treasury (FCT) to Procurement Services. During this transitional phase, staff may be contacted by FCT to finalise existing matters.
"The Better Image" or "TBI Australia" has been identified as a company selling non-genuine toner cartridges at inflated prices, the providing 'gifts' as an incentive to conduct business with them.
Procurement Services, in collaboration with Information and Communications Technology, has developed online training for University's expense management system, Spendvision.