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Mission
Procurements mission is to procure products and services ethically, compliantly, sustainable and responsibly whilst delivering Value for Money and respecting the University’s overarching mission.

Vision
Procurements vision is to be the central point within the University for all procurement guidance and support, ensuring all procurement activity is conducted ethically and in compliance with internal procurement thresholds in addition to UK and EU legislation. 

Departmental Overview
The Central Procurement Team supports the University’s strategy by working with staff and Suppliers to optimise the procurement of goods, works and services. We achieve this and the strategic aims of the Procurement Strategy by being responsible for:

  • Delivery of all major procurement activity;
  • Ownership and implementation of the University’s Procurement Policy and Strategy;
  • Managing central contracts for main area expenditure;
  • Procurement of all above EU threshold contracts;
  • Development of guidance, tools and templates for procurement needs that reflect current best practice;
  • Development and delivery of all procurement related training to internal stakeholders;
  • Management and monitoring of a defined range of contracts and Supplier relationships;
  • Management of the University’s relationship with external procurement consortia;
  • Advice and support on all matters relating to procurement.
The Team

MB717 - 7th Floor Finance Business Services
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET
Email

Jason Goodwin
Head of Procurement and Insurance
Ext: 4392

Insurance

Lyndsay Cheshire
Insurance Officer
Ext: 5257

E-Marketplace

Barry Higgins 
E-Marketplace Implementation Lead
Ext: 3278

Procurement

Shirley O'Reilly
Assistant Procurement Manager
Ext: 4395

Sajid Ahmed
Procurement Assistant
Ext: 4164

Tony Weston
Estates Category Lead
Ext: 4311

Jo Cook
Procurement Manager
Ext: 4638