The University of Newcastle, Australia

Procurement Central

Welcome to Procurement Central

The online resource for University procurement requirements

The University of Newcastle accounts for around $270 million of non-salary spend per annum.

Strategic Procurement is responsible for ensuring that University staff and students are provided with the wide range of goods, works and services that support them in their daily needs at the University. The expectation is that funding must be spent wisely whist ensuring value for money and delivery of the highest quality products and services. There is increasing pressures on University funding and it is therefore essential that buyers within the University make the best possible use of existing resources.

Procurement Central is a vital ingredient in enabling the University to:

  • Increase competition and support 'Best Value'
  • Provide valuable procurement information to staff
  • Support the University to achieve a more transparent tendering process and adhere to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and NSW Audit Office Good Practice Procurement Framework.

Procurement of goods and services are carried out according to the University of Newcastle's Policies and Procedures.

Facilities Services & Research

Category Manager: Nicole Routley, T: +61 2 4921 7063

This category covers all capital expenditure including purchases of new equipment, construction and building refurbishment.

  • Courier/Freight
  • Postage Services
  • Laboratory Materials
  • Bottle/Liquid Gas
  • Chemical/Biological
  • Animal Consumables
  • Mechanical Services
  • Cleaning
  • Waste Management
  • Electrical Services
  • Plumbing Services
  • Landscape Services
  • Building Services
  • Fire Services
  • Security Services
  • Property Leases/Hire
  • Gas
  • Minor Equipment
  • Furniture & Fittings
  • Consultants
  • Electricity
  • Construction Program

Corporate Services/ Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

Category Manager: Linda Murdoch, T: +61 2 4913 8190

  • Recruitment
  • Existing Employee Exp
  • Uniforms/Laundry
  • Employee Salary Package
  • Membership/Subscriptions
  • Health and Safety
  • Training
  • External Print/Copy
  • Office/Kitchen Supplies
  • Library Resources
  • Consultants
  • Temp Labour
  • Banking
  • Audits/Surveys
  • Insurance
  • Legal Services
  • Fees & Commissions
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Entertainment
  • Events Services
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Student Related
  • Student SLA Payments
  • Catering
  • Water
  • Misc Expend
  • Internal Print/Copy
  • Telecoms/Network
  • IT Hardware/Maint
  • IT Hardware Leasing
  • IT Software
  • Consultants

Traditional Procurement

Category Manager: Nathan Baker, T: +61 2 4921 5349

  • IT Program of Works
  • Purchasing
  • Leasing
  • eCatalogues
  • GIPA reporting
  • RFQ/Exemption Applications

Government Information Public Access (GIPA)

The University is required to maintain a publically available register of contracts under Part 3 Division 5 of the NSW Government Information (Public Access) Act (GIPA Act), for contracts that are valued at, or are likely to have a value of, $150,000 or more. Click here to view our Contract Register.

Credit accounts

The University does not complete Creditor Applications on behalf of Suppliers under any circumstances.

Payment terms

Invoices will be paid within 30 days of receipt and acceptance of a correctly rendered invoice from the Supplier.

No purchase order, no payment

A valid purchase order number must be displayed on all invoices.