The University has over 25,000 suppliers listed in Agresso, to assist in organising this suppliers are catagoriesed into different groups depending on the level of spend with them and whether there is an on-going requirement to use them.
Suppliers are categorised according to the following:
A one to one relationship exists with a supplier. A corporate single source agreement
will be in place.
There are an agreed number of suppliers for the same product or service with a
corporate agreement which has been EU Tendered and managed by the Procurement Department.
Suppliers in this category have been assessed as satisfactory suppliers for School
requirements and loaded onto Agresso for payment.
Confirmed suppliers are those which have been requested by Schools and accepted by
the Procurement Department. The acceptance process will be:-
no preferred or partnership supplier is on the database for an identical
there will be continuing demands on the supplier
“One Off’ Supplier
Suppliers in this category are those which are accepted on the following conditions:-
no preferred or partnership supplier is in the database for identical goods or
purchasing card payment is not appropriate or possible
supplier will be closed after the transaction is complete
Non-PO Supplier (02 Group)
Suppliers in this category are not able to have purchase orders raised against them in Agresso. The following reasons can be why they have been placed in this group:
The Supplier has not been used for over 18 months
The Supplier has not completed the equality questionnaire within the last 3 years
The company supply products which are covered by a coporate contract