Procurement Policy & Guidance
How to run a mini competition
APUC has produced guidance on how to run a mini competition under a framework agreement. Download our leaflet here
A Guide to the Development of Procurement Strategies for the Scottish College Sector
In December 2010, APUC working in partnership with Scotland’s Colleges Finance Community of Practice, produced ‘A Guide to the Development of Procurement Strategies for the Scottish College Sector’
. This guidance document sets out useful pointers to any institution wishing to review and/or develop its procurement strategy and provides references to a few exemplar strategies in place within further and higher education institutions. (903kb).
A Guide for Procuring Construction/Capital Projects
APUC has produced a guide
to procuring construction / capital projects. The guide has been developed to assist colleges (or institutions with no capital procurement experience or procurement departments) with the process of procuring capital projects of all types and is intended for use by anyone involved in the procurement of such a project. The requirement was identified by the APUC College Support Services Team in dialogue with the college sector. The document sets out the stages of the construction process and identifies the people and organisations who will be involved. It provides a useful checklist with regards to the main stages in delivering a capital project and is applicable to major or minor construction projects, new build or refurbishment schemes. (746kb).