GCU Procurement Journey Route 1

This route provides guidance for procurements of relatively low value, risk and a non-repetitive nature.  If your procurement does not fall within this description or you do not have the authority to procure you should contact Procurement

If the estimated value of the goods/services you are buying is more than £50,000 (over its lifetime - four years max) you should contact Procurement before proceeding.   

The main objectives of the toolkit are:

  • To provide a step-by-step guide to conduct a low value procurement exercise
  • To provide a set of guides and templates that can be used to collate and analyse the data required when conducting the purchasing exercise
  • To standardise the public sector procurement process across organisations for lower value procurements
  • To highlight the minimum legal and policy obligations involved at each stage of the process

Now you are ready to begin your Route One of the Procurement Journey.  


Purchaser Guidance.

Further guidance for Schools & Departments engaging in lower value purchasing

Supplier Guidance

How to do business with the University.