What are our Procurement Procedures?

The University of Wolverhampton is governed by a range of European Union Directives and Public Contacts Regulations. By adhering to the legislation it ensures that we conduct our procurement according to the principles of Equal Treatment, Transparency, Proportionality, Mutual Recognition and Non-Discrimination as per the 5 EU Treaty Principles.

Internal Procurement Thresholds 

£0 -£24,999

University staff use existing Contracts where possible.  Where a Contract does not exist, 3 quotations are obtained to ensure a Value for Money assessment. 

£25,000 - £99,999

A review of existing Contracts and Framework Agreements is undertaken, Procurement evaluate and recommend the best Procurement route. Where a Contract or suitable Framework Agreement does not exist, 3 quotations are obtained to ensure a Value for Money assessment. In accordance with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (109-112) the award of the contract where required is advertised on Contracts Finder.

£100,000 - EU Threshold

A review of existing Contracts and Framework Agreements is undertaken, Procurement evaluate and recommend the best Procurement route.  A Sub OJEU Invitation to Tender or Mini Competition under an existing Framework Agreement is carried out. In accordance with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (109-112) the award of the contract is advertised on Contracts Finder.

Over EU Threshold

A review of existing Contracts and Framework Agreements is undertaken, Procurement evaluate and recommend the best Procurement Route.  An OJEU Invitation to Tender or Mini Competition under an existing Framework Agreement is carried out in order to assess Value for Money. In accordance EU and UK legislation a Contract Award Notice is advertised on TED and Contracts Finder.

Procurement Strategy and Policy

Please see below for further information: