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Procurement Service

Information for Suppliers

Supplier Recognition Event

Procurement Services has hosted the annual Supplier Recognition Event in September 2016. The event aims to recognise suppliers who have made an outstanding contribution to the University during the course of the year and nominations were sought from University staff across the following categories.

  • Outstanding contribution to student experience
  • Outstanding Corporate Social Environmental Responsibility (CSER)
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Outstanding account management and support
  • Outstanding communication
  • Outstanding one-off contribution
  • Most innovative solution or proposal
  • Above and beyond the call of duty

There is also an Outstanding Customer Award to recognise individuals within the University who go further than is expected of them to ensure both suppliers’ and the University’s needs are being met. Sadly we lost a great friend and colleague earlier this year, John Turner, who was the first receipt of the Outstanding Customer Award and it seemed fitting to name the award in his honour, as he embodied everything it stands for. The recipients of the John Turner Outstanding Customer award were Phil Redmond, Mechanical Engineer, Estates & Buildings and Lynsey Tibbett, Business School Information Systems Manager.

Full details of the highly commended suppliers and winners can be found in the document linked below.


About Durham University

Our aim is to make Durham University a leader in research and to provide learning and education to the highest level.

Durham University has been named as one of the UK's top five Universities, according to the Complete University Guide, published by The Independent.

Durham was named the best University outside of Oxford, Cambridge and London and the best in the North in the league table which looked at a number of categories including research and degree quality, student satisfaction and graduate employment prospects.

Durham also performed well in the guide's individual subject league tables with the University featuring in the top 10 in almost all subject areas across the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities faculties.


Expenditure on goods and services is a significant part of the University's overall budget. It is important that procurement is undertaken effectively and efficiently and best value solutions are obtained. The University encourages competition and bids from both new and established suppliers especially from small and medium enterprises (SMEs), voluntary organisations and those based in the North East of England.

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Contact Details

Durham University
Procurement Service
Hawthorn Wing
Mountjoy Centre
Stockton Road