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Procurement, Tendering & Suppliers

Procurement works together with those who purchase on behalf of the schools and support departments to help them achieve best value for money for all goods and services - in terms of quality, cost, sustainability (economic, social and environmental benefits) and customer satisfaction.

Information for Suppliers

  • The UWS Contract Register is located on the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) portal.

  • Tender opportunities are advertised through the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) portal.

  • Specific information including UWS procurement contact details can be found on our Buyer Profile.

  • The Supplier Journey explains the process of awarding a public sector contract.

UWS fully supports and subscribes to the Suppliers’ Charter, an initiative introduced by Procurement Scotland. Where possible, UWS will utilise Frameworks put in place by Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges Ltd – the procurement centre of expertise for Scotland’s Universities and Colleges.

An overview of public sector procurement in Scotland, including the latest procurement news can be found at the Scottish Government procurement website.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 came into effect on 1st January 2005 and introduced new rights to access information held by public authorities and a requirement upon public authorities to adopt a more proactive approach towards publishing information.

Detailed information on how to exercise your rights under the Act is available from the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Please see further information under FOI and Records Management section of the UWS website.

Last updated: 28/08/2017