Purchasing goods and services

If you need to make a work-related purchase:

  1. Check first if there is already a contracted or preferred supplier for the good or service you wish to purchase. Log a ServiceUoN ticket to Trade Creditors if you're unsure.
  2. Check how many quotes you need to obtain using the Procurement Thresholds outlined below.
  3. Contact Strategic Procurement about going out to tender if the amount is likely to be over $150,000 or if it is considered a significant risk to the University.
  4. Consider using a University purchasing card if the value fits within the set Procurement Thresholds
  5. Computers and accessories can be purchased by clicking on 'eRequisitions' in the main menu of TechnologyOne.
  6. For a list of standard computers and accessories, including approximate pricing, please see ordering computer and IT equipment.

See detailed information on work-related purchasing below.


Fraedom is an online system we use for staff reimbursements, monitoring purchasing card expenditure and viewing card statements.

See Discover – Fraedom e-Learning and Resources


Please refer to our policies, procedures and resources to ensure University funds are spent appropriately:

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