Purchase Orders - important message

It is important that a purchase order is raised by the University before any other commitment is made to acquire goods or services. 

Staff must raise a purchase order before any delivery is made by a supplier. 

Suppliers must quote a valid University purchase order number on invoices, otherwise there is a danger that payment will be delayed or the invoice will be rejected. 

More information is available on the Finance website.

The University of Bristol’s Procurement team is a professionally qualified and experienced team that work to ensure the University obtains value for money in all the goods and services it purchases, in line with the University’s Financial Regulations. 

The Procurement team works with colleagues and suppliers alike to drive value and reduce risk across supply chains that serve the University.  As a sign of the University’s commitment to sustainability, Procurement has earned the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supplies (CIPS) Ethical mark and appears on its Ethical Register.

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For the time being, please do not use our team phone number - apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.


4th Floor
Augustine's Courtyard
Orchard Lane
BS1 5DS 

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