We hope you find the information below useful, if you would like to make a further enquiry please contact the purchasing office on +44 (0)1772 892223 or email PurchasingEnquiries@uclan.ac.uk.
Sustainable procurement considers the environmental, social and economic impacts of an activity, product or service; whilst taking a long term perspective.
The University has demonstrated a clear commitment to sustainable procurement which is driven through the following strategic priorities:
Procurement has many positive and negative impacts which can be enhanced and reduced through procuring sustainably. At UCLan five priority impact areas have been identified by the Purchasing team, based on UCLan’s strategic commitments.
The University’s purchasing professionals have a common sense approach to sustainable procurement – it is a way of thinking to guide decision making and simply put is the right thing to do.
Progress towards meeting the requirements of the Flexible Framework are tracked via the University’s Environmental Management System with actions agreed to ensure continual improvement.
Contracted suppliers are usually appointed to the University through competitive tender/quotation processes, or via existing tendered frameworks. 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.
The University has a set of standard terms of business, located on the Purchasing web pages.
We are working to ensure that responsible and sustainable procurement becomes business as usual for the University of Central Lancashire. 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.
The University collaborates widely and uses frameworks from a variety of contracting bodies:
Works and Works Services
Suppliers bidding for works contracts should be aware that the University applies a set of mandatory works criteria to all contracts irrelevant of value.
Changes to Intermediaries Legislation
Notice for Suppliers (.pdf 120kb)