Swansea University

Useful Links

Below is a list of links to useful information :

  • BUFDG - The British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) is the representative body for finance office staff in the higher education sector in the United Kingdom.
  • Sell2Wales - is provided by the Welsh Assembly Government and is the sourcing portal for public sector buyers across Wales. . 
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply CIPS - is an international organisation, based in the UK, serving the purchasing and supply profession. Professional membership of the Chartered Institute is the preferred accreditation for Procurement staff in all public and private sectors though which many gain professional qualification.
  • Crown Commerical Serviceis an executive agency of the Cabinet Office. Their role is to provide support and guidance on procurement policy and best practice to public sector organisations, ensuring value for money and improving sustainability, project and programme management.
  • National Procurement Service  - The National Procurement Service (NPS) for Wales has been set up to enable the Welsh public sector to collaborate more closely in procuring goods and services. The NPS is managed through category teams that let and negotiate frameworks and contracts on behalf of the public sector in Wales.
  • ‚ÄčeTenderWales - eTenderWales is the electronic tendering portal utilised by the University.
  • HEPCW - The Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales represents members from a number of Higher Education institutions in Wales, and aims to identify and monitor strategic areas of expenditure where potential collaboration can result in greater efficiencies and Best Value for its members. 
  • NEC - the New Engineering Contract, conceived by the Institution of Civil Engineers, is a suite of contract documents that engages suppliers in a non-adversarial manner and facilitates the implementation of sound relationships and effective project management principles in works, services and supply contracts. 
  • Supply Management - is the journal of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, providing support and guidance, including current articles and case studies, on all manner of Procurement practices.
  • TED - (Tenders Electronic Daily) is the official journal of the European Union, where tenders for public sector contracts over the EU thresholds are advertised.