Durham University’s Procurement Service is strategically led by the Director of Procurement and provides a comprehensive procurement advisory service covering all aspects of supply chain management to Departments and Colleges. This includes the development and implementation of procurement strategies which support the delivery of the University's strategic objectives, in full compliance with internal and external procedures. The Procurement Service liaises with external organisations as well as working with sector bodies on Procurement related matters e.g. UKRI, OFS and Regional/National Purchasing Consortia.
Durham University has reviewed its governance arrangements and income as stated in its audited financial statements. For the financial year ending 31 July 2022, Durham University has concluded that it is not a contracting authority for the purposes of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended). The University’s contracting status will be assessed annually.