Information for Suppliers
The University has a non-pay expenditure of circa £15 million per annum across a wide range of goods, works and services. Like most other universities, procurement operates in a devolved manner. Each department and faculty therein, have responsibility for their own budget and a fair degree of autonomy for how that money is spent. This must be done by following the appropriate procurement procedures relative to the item being purchased and its respective value, to ensure the university receives best value.
The majority of the goods and services purchased by Liverpool Hope University are made via contracts either placed by the university itself or through the NWUPC and other associated consortia Framework Agreements. Where no existing agreement exists the university may advertise for tenders or seek three written quotations. Unless we have specifically agreed otherwise, all contracts shall be based on our standard set of terms and conditions.
All live tender opportunities will be advertised on the university’s e-tendering portal In-tend and you are encouraged to register on this site to view details of current and forthcoming tenders. Please note registration is free and only takes a few minutes.
Where the value of the purchase requires the opportunity to be advertised in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, these opportunities will be advertised on both In-tend and the UK Government’s new online procurement service Contracts Finder. You are encouraged to check this site regularly.
Please note the university does not operate an ‘Approved List of Suppliers’ and although we encourage you to contact the Procurement Team directly, registering on In-tend means you no longer need to send unsolicited emails or produce expensive sales literature.
Liverpool Hope University,Hope Park Campus, FML002, Liverpool, L16 9JD
Tel: 0151 291 3157
Further information is available from the below links.
NWUPC - http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/
In-tend - https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hope/aspx/Home
Contracts Finder - https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search