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The University spends approximately £120m on goods, works and services each year. These range from IT hardware and software to laboratory supplies, from cleaning supplies and equipment to space research equipment, from consultancy services to large scale construction contracts. It is committed to ensuring that it gains value for money through its procurement activity and subsequent contract management.

The University's Procurement Regulations require all contracts with a total value of £50k+ to be tendered using its preferred e-tendering system Delta; where procurers are encouraged to openly advertise their contract opportunities to all suppliers registered on the system. It is free for suppliers to register on the system.

Current opportunities may be viewed here.

University contracts are attractive as they are relatively stable organisations that pay their invoices on time, and a major university like Leicester would be a high profile client to be referenced when endeavouring to win other contracts across the public and private sector.

In addition, the University has an SME-Friendly Policy that explains the steps that it takes so as to ensure that its procurement processes do not create unnecessary barriers for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), which may deter or inhibit them when our contract opportunities are advertised.