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Procurement Services

     The University of Chester, like most Universities, operates in a devolved manner. Departments have responsibility for their own budgets and in how they spend that money. However, departments also have to spend their budgets with “approved” suppliers.

An approved supplier is considered to be “a supplier which has been successful in a University or a consortium tender exercise, or for some substantial reason have earned the right to the title of ‘approved’, and to whom ongoing University business for contracted items should be directed”.

The majority of goods and services purchases made are in accordance with contracts following tenders created either by the University, through the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC), in collaboration with a number of regional HE consortia, or via the Crown Commercial Service and other like minded public sector organisations.

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University of Chester contracts which exceed the European thresholds for public sector procurement are tendered through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and in accordance with OJEU regulations. Large value contracts which do not exceed the thresholds for OJEU tendering are awarded through a competitive tender process, in line with the University’s Procurement Policy and Financial Regulations.

All University of Chester tenders, whether OJEU or otherwise, are conducted via the University’s portal on the In-Tend e-tendering system. Suppliers who wish to be considered for future University contracts are encouraged to register their details in full on the University’s In-Tend portal, to receive notification when relevant tenders are advertised. The University of Chester’s e-tendering portal can be accessed Here.

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Welcome to the University of Chester electronic tendering process

From this web site you can

  • View a list of tenders/contracts/quotations.
  • View information on contracts that have already been awarded.
  • Express interest in a particular tender or quotation.
  • Receive tender and/or quotation documentation.
  • Safely return your tender or quotation documents.
  • Send and receive correspondence.

How do I get started?

  • To browse the list of tenders and quotations select the Tenders option. If you are interested in any of those listed, click the View Details button for further information and to express your interest.
  • To gain full access to this web site you must register your company / organisation using the Register option.
  • When your registration has been accepted, you will receive an email containing your Login Information.
  • Once you have received your Login Information, or if you are already a registered user, select the Login option.

For more information on using the web site select the Help option.