Tender procedure

It is important our procurement processes (DOC, 1.64MB) and practices deliver value for money. We maintain probity and equity in our tendering process, while providing preference to small and local suppliers where possible, to support the development of strong regional communities. Our procurement policy and tender procedure outline our full tender process. The tender procedure is used for tenders valued at over $150,000 (ex GST) or any procurement which is considered a significant risk to the University. We strive to achieve best value for money in the expenditure of funds while being fair, ethical and transparent.

Exemption from tender

Some tenders may be exempt from the normal tender procedure such as:

  • existing arrangements with contractors for the same or similar services
  • functional, logistical or geographical requirements
  • where alternative methods of obtaining contractors offer better value for money, or who are a lower risk to the University
  • where there is a sole supplier in the market.

For further information, please contact Strategic Procurement

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.