The search facilities will enable staff to find current suppliers. Staff can search the database by numerous methods for example; by a specific name of a supplier, VAT number/company registration number or by various keyword and commodity options where you are looking for a supplier of a particular type of goods or service.
In particular the system will prompt staff with Preferred Supplier details when they search and these will be highlighted in green. Preferred Suppliers have been approved by Procurement Services and have already agreed to the University general terms and conditions. We may also receive preferential rates and their credit terms will be in line with ours.
In general staff should use preferred suppliers whenever possible and they should be considered before making a request for a new supplier.