If you are interested in becoming a Preferred Supplier you should register an interest by sending a brief email about your company and the goods or services you provide to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a local business, or a small or medium sized business, you should also include this detail within your email.
You will receive a standard response to this email, and your details will be stored for review by the University’s Purchasing Department.
The University tends to develop long-term relationships with its Preferred Suppliers, with categories of Preferred Suppliers being reviewed on a periodic basis. The frequency of the review will depend on the nature of the category and the performance of current Preferred Suppliers. As a result there may not be an opportunity to become a Preferred Supplier in a particular category in the short or medium term.
When a category of spend is reviewed, if your details are of interest you will be contacted by the relevant category buyer. You may then be offered Preferred Supplier status directly based on your credentials, or be asked to participate in a competitive tender process.