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Procurement and Commercial Services

The University of Central Lancashire spends circa £100M on goods, services and works. This can significantly increase when the University invests in its infrastructure through capital programmes such as the £200M transformation of the University’s campus including the Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), the Student Centre and New Square.

Our vision is to create ‘a centre of excellence for unlocking value’ and be an exemplar of professional procurement in Higher Education. To do this, we are guided by the following principles:

  • Build best practice in terms of sourcing and contracting.
  • Create a high performing team.
  • Create policy and processes that enable an effective organisation.
  • Ensure that procurement and commercial services is a cost-effective service.
  • Create a sustainable operating model for procurement and contract management activity.
  • Reduce the risks associated with procurement activity in the University.

Our Procurement Services mission is to ‘unlock value’ by delivering through four key goals:

  • Value – by delivering value for money services we will strengthen our financial stability.
  • Innovate – by delivering value for money services we will strengthen our financial stability.
  • Commercial – by delivering the best outcomes across the organisation whilst maximising commercial opportunities.
  • Collaborate – by working together with our key stakeholders, to deliver the best outcomes by listening to others, challenging each other constructively and respecting each other’s point of view.

Contact us

For further information and external procurement enquiries, please email: procurement@uclan.ac.uk