Procurement - Supplier information
Introduction to Goldsmiths College
Goldsmiths is in New Cross, South East London. We are one of the top five largest employers in the London Borough of Lewisham, and play an important role in supporting regeneration in the area.
Our 6,400 students have a variety of different backgrounds and reasons for studying, and our high proportion of mature students and international students helps create a diverse student population.
We look at subjects in creative and unconventional ways, but everything we do is based on the highest academic standards of teaching and research, and we’ve been part of the internationally recognised University of London for more than a century.
Goldsmiths fosters a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to working: psychologists work with computer scientists, artists with cultural theorists, musicians with anthropologists. The result is groundbreaking, challenging research, which in turn informs and enhances our taught programmes. We are one of eighteen institutions in the 1994 Group of research-focused universities, denoting excellence not just in research, but also in levels of teaching and student experience.
ProcurementThe college spends circa £23m non-pay per annum, across a diverse range of categories.
The process of placing individual orders with suppliers is largely devolved to Faculties & Departments, using an integrated finance system. However the central Procurement and Payment teams manage the end to end process to ensure that goods & services are ordered and invoices paid promptly, whilst operating within the College’s Finance Regulations & Procurement Policy & Procedures.
The Procurement team has responsibility for procurement strategy and an established framework for planning and decision making, contract management and measurement. The team aims to ensure that the best long term value for money is obtained with regards to all goods and services through best practice and by directly supporting all corporate, high value, and strategic procurement.
Goldsmiths College is a member of the London University Purchasing Consortium (LUPC). As a public sector body it is subject to relevant procurement legislation.