ProcurementProcurement guidance

In order to assist those undertaking procurement within the University, this section of the Procurement website pulls together various items of procurement guidance.

  • Procurement quick reference guide - Please refer to this Guide for assistance when you have a purchasing requirement.
  • Request for Procurement Action Form - For all requirements over £24,999, please complete this form and send it to
  • Single Source Justification - Must be completed in respect of any order exceeding £3,000 (excluding VAT) where:
    • The proposed purchase is not being made under a Recommended Contract and:
    • Competitive offers are not being obtained.
  • Quick quote guidance - The link to the guidance shall be considered for works procurement only. This guidance is intended for use by Departments and University Procurement when considering the most appropriate route for works. Please note this may only be considered for works under £2,000,000.

If the value of the intended purchase exceeds £25,000, the SSJ must also be reviewed by the Head of Procurement.

The Scottish Government has issued a Procurement Journey, which the University Procurement team uses as guidance when conducting high value tenders, and for information on the various pieces of Procurement Legislation and Regulation. If you would like more information on this guidance, please visit Procurement Journey. Otherwise, for all procurement queries, please get in touch with us via