The Procurement Policy applies to the University and all its subsidiaries and is subject to regular review.

Compliance with the Procurement Policy is compulsory for all members of staff connected with the University.

The current policy reflects changes following implementation of the revised Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations & the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016 and follows an Internal Audit Procurement Review in 2017. It also relates to University‚Äôs Procurement Strategy & Action Plan which was approved by the University Court and it takes account of the move from Colleges to Schools.

Further information can be found in the following resources:

Modern Slavery

Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

Purpose of the Statement

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern slavery Act 2015. 

It is designed to demonstrate our commitment to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, (and specifically to section 54 (1)), and the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 by informing our students, staff, partners and the public about the University of Aberdeen and its policy with respect to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced and bonded labour and labour rights violations in its supply chains..

Full details can be found here

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Our General Conditions of Purchase are incorporated into all orders made and if not should be provided to all suppliers on the University's behalf.

The University as a Buyer

If you have any queries from companies asking for their terms and conditions to be accepted please contact Linda Leslie or Demie Hall in the first instance on

The University of Aberdeen's normal payment terms are 30 days from receipt of a valid invoice.

Buyer's Profile

Our Buyer's Profile can be found on the Public Contracts Scotland Website.


Suppliers Guide

Suppliers' Guide

The University of Aberdeen is committed to obtaining the best value possible from all of its business transactions. Procurement at the University of Aberdeen will apply the highest ethical standards in terms of: our treatment of suppliers; our sustainable approach; the personal conduct of our buyers and legal compliance.


Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

The University of Aberdeen Code of Ethics is based on that published by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. CIPS is an international education, qualification and networking body representing procurement and supply chain professionals.