Central Procurement Office


How to do business with the University

Contracted suppliers are usually appointed to the University through a competitive tender process, or through using tendered framework contracts. The University does not have an 'Approved Supplier List'.

The University subscribes to In-Tend software which allows on-line management of tenders and quotations. Live opportunities are published on In-Tend.

If you are interested in supplying the University, details of how to register for In-Tend and how to submit returns are available on our In-Tend pages.

Major contracting opportunities are formally published in OJEU, the Government's Contracts Finder or trade journals.

The University has a set of standard terms of business:

We are working to ensure that responsible and sustainable procurement becomes business as usual for the University of Manchester. We have now rolled out our NETpositive Procurement Tool to our suppliers. This simple online tool supports our suppliers to create their own sustainability action plan and through our contract management process will help us to measure and monitor our sustainable procurement practices. If you wish to learn more, or to access the tool, please contact the Central Procurement Office.

The University collaborates widely and uses frameworks from a variety of public sector contracting bodies:

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