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Procurement in BCU

The Tender Process

Where there is a requirement that cannot be fulfilled by an existing contract or framework agreement the University may invite competitive quotes or tenders from suppliers.

The type of tender procedure used, e.g. Open, Restricted, Dynamic Purchasing System etc, will depend on the value and complexity of the requirement, in line with University Financial Regulations and Public Contracts Regulations. Each procedure will vary with regards to the step-by-step processes involved and the information required from suppliers.

Once you have registered your interest in one of our opportunities, you will gain access to the tender documentation which will provide details on the procurement requirements for the University, terms and conditions of the contract, any tender instructions and the evaluation process suppliers will undertake in order to be awarded the contract. 

Please note that requests for quotations, invitations to tender and any resulting contract are based on the University’s Terms and Conditions.