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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.

Procurement

The 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.

Payment Information for Suppliers

 

Estates related purchases - Constructionline

Goldsmiths has adopted Constructionline as its main tool for sourcing and selecting pre-qualified trades and contractors for its building related requirements below the OJEU threshold. Goldsmiths reserves the right to use other approved procurement methods as appropriate.

Goldsmiths will also require contractors to hold an active a health & safety assessment certificate from an SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) scheme.

Contractors wishing to register on the Constructionline portal or if you wish to find out more about SSIP should contact Tom Jackson on 07712 391 082 or thomas.jackson@capita.co.uk. Applications not registered with Constructionline are encouraged to do so as this will simplify the pre-qualification process.

If contractors are already registered on Constructionline then they should check that their registration is up to date for the benefit of the searching authority and the contractor. Failure to keep profiles up to date may result in the profile being suspended. Please contact Andy Preston on 07584 703 352 or andrew.preston@capita.co.uk for assistance.

Suppliers not registered with Constructionline will not be precluded from expressing an interest in contract notices but will need to demonstrate that they meet the pre-qualification requirements, through the completion of the PAS91: 2013 questionnaire which can be sent on request by emailing m.mccann@gold.ac.uk.

 

Content last modified: 11 Apr 2014