Heads of Department are responsible for ensuring that purchasing within their institutions is carried out in a professional manner. They should ensure that all staff are aware of these Procurement Procedures. These in conjunction with the University's Financial Regulations, provide a framework of best practice for use by the Departments, Faculties, Institutions, Libraries and Museums of the University.
In order to comply with Financial Regulations, Heads of Departments should establish the necessary levels of authority and segregation of duties, documenting details of:
- who has authority from the Head of Department for specific actions
- those persons authorised to commit funds
- the financial limits of their authority