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Procurement at Kingston University

The Corporate Procurement Unit (PDF) is a dedicated centre of excellence for all procurement related matters on behalf of Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

We promote efficient, effective and sustainable procurement, working with our customers and suppliers to ensure that we maximise the value for money on all expenditure covering goods, services and works. We are also keen to attract added value opportunities through our procurements, especially those that add value to the experiences gained by our students.

Our Procurement Strategy (PDF) provides a roadmap outlining where we are aiming to further develop our services and our Supplier Relationship Management Strategy (PDF) sets out how we intend to work collaboratively with our suppliers.

Our Procurement policy identifies the key drivers for procurement and explains how procurement will contribute to the delivery of value for money across Kingston University and St George's University of London, remove any inefficiencies and build sustainable and ethical supply chains.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London are both members of, and work collaboratively with, the London Universities Purchasing Consortium.

The team's approach to enhance our sustainable procurement opportunities has been recognised through achieving Level 4 of the Flexible Framework (please refer to the following section for more information).

Sustainable procurement

Kingston University and St George's, University of London are committed to embedding the principles of sustainability within its procurement activities. This means we will make a balanced assessment of the social, ethical, environmental and economic impacts of our spend throughout our procurement process, and work with our supply chain to improve these where possible. 

We are keen to work with suppliers who can support our approach to sustainability and can demonstrate continual improvement in environmental management and ethics.

Potential suppliers

Potential suppliers to Kingston University and/or St George's, University of London are encouraged to register on our In-Tend e-procurement site.

For high-value procurements, Kingston University must comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, in due course, the Procurement Act 2023, which requires us to advertise all contract opportunities in Find a Tender, where the overall value of the purchase exceeds the latest public procurement financial thresholds.

Potential suppliers can register on Find a Tender to see these advertisements.

Where we decide to advertise a requirement for goods, works or services, which is below the Find a Tender financial threshold, these are generally advertised on the Government's contracts finder.

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If any employee or worker of the University wishes to report any concerns or issues with the implementation of any of the University's policies or regulations they should refer to the University's Whistleblowing Policy.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000