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.
Information for suppliers
Trading with the University
Working together to beat Procurement fraud.
Invoicing the University
About invoicing the University and our Purchase Order policy
Tender Opportunity Portal
Suppliers can register on the University's Opportunity Portal where tenders run by the University are advertised to a large community of suppliers.
Procurement Terms and Conditions - Goods and services (PDF)
These terms and conditions apply in relation to dealings between the buyer and the seller with reference to the goods or services throughout the University.
Procurement Terms and Conditions - Maintenance and Repair (PDF)
These terms and conditions apply in relation to dealings between the buyer and the seller with reference to Purchase Orders and Work Orders for Maintenance and Repair Services provided to the University’s Campus Division.
For the time being, please do not use our team phone number - apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.
Information for staff
Finance Services intranet
Our new look Finance Services pages help guide staff through a variety of tasks, including buying goods and services, using your corporate credit card and helping you decide which is the right payment method to use.
Feedback on your recent purchase or tender with us
Please complete the customer feedback form to let us know how we are doing.