The Procurement Team provides professional help and advice on all aspects of buying goods or services for the University.
If your expected spend is likely to be £50K or over you must contact Procurement; Procurement Office.
Procurement advises on how to achieve overall value for money; assists with questions on best practice; provides guidance on major projects, and is responsible for ensuring that all University Schools and Directorates comply with Public Procurement legislation and the University Procurement Policy.
We are a subsection of the Finance Directorate and report to the Chief Financial Officer
- High Volume, High Value Contracts can be found here
- Estates Frameworks that the University has access to can be found here This is for information only, please contact Procurement if you wish to use them.
- Laboratory Frameworks the University has access to can be found here This is for information only, please contact Procurement if you wish to use them.
- The Annual Procurement Report can be found here
- The University's External Contracts Register can be found here - Institution | APUC (apuc-scot.ac.uk)
These pages are updated regulary. If you cannot find what you are looking for, then please contact the Procurement Office
- Our Team
Helane Gannicliffe - Head of Procurement
Helane heads the section and manages the work of the team. She sets procurement strategy and operational planning. Provides advice on all procurement matters particularly on high value/high risk procurements. Helane approves any requisitions of values greater than £50,000 and reviews any sole supplier transaction over £25,000.
Leon Mouat - Procurement Manager
Leon line manages the Procurement Team and Supplier Coordinator. He provides advice on all procurement matters, manages and conducts tender exercises of particularly high value (i.e. over £50K). He is responsible for management of the University Contract register and the local management of national and consortium agreements.
Demie Hall - Supplier Coordinator
Demie deals with Supplier set ups - from setting them up on the Finance & Procurement system, amending details of existing Suppliers, to carrying out credit checks. She also maintains the supplier information and product catalogues held for the Finance & Procurement system.
Martin Phillips - Lead Procurement Officer
Martin manages tenders in compliance with current legislation and University Finance and Procurement Regulations. He is responsible for preparing procurement sourcing strategies for each tender exercise he is involved with. Martin advises and guides non-procurement staff on procurement matters and legislative requirements. He participates in and leads user intelligence and commodity group activities and leads on institutional procurement initiatives.
Martin contract manages the central contracts for leased vehicles and lab maintenance and assists with Estates Termed Contracts.
Aileen Johnston - Procurement Coordinator
Aileen is the first point of contact for queries by telephone, email or post. Amongst other things, she provides admin support to the Procurement Team and routine contract tasks. Aileen maintains the section web pages, the Procurement helpdesk and eInvoicing adoption project. She is also involved with ordering and expediting goods and services using the Finance & Procurement system.
- Forms and Templates
- Useful Links
APUC stands for Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges. It acts as the procurement Centre of Expertise for the 62 Universities and Colleges in Scotland. APUC's aim is to maximise the contribution that advanced procurement makes to teaching expertise and research within these establishments.
Scottish Government Procurement Journey
This set of procedures is subject to change from time-to-time, so a link to the Scottish Government Portal is provided here
Electronics Watch The University of Aberdeen became a founding member of Electronics Watch in 2015, an independent organisation that works to ensure good working conditions in factories providing goods bought by public sector members. We regularly provide reports to them of ICT equipment we buy and where they are produced and Electronics Watch work with civil society organisations in the countries where the factories are located to monitor working conditions.
hepa - Higher Education Procurement Association. HEPA is the network for procurement professionals in the HE sector. It was created as a result of the challenge set out in the Diamond Report to enhance the expertise and capacity of university procurement.