Procurement Information for Suppliers

These pages provide a wide range of information for prospective and current suppliers and contractors to the University of Cambridge.


The University of Cambridge is a world-renowned centre of teaching and research excellence. It consists of over 100 departments, faculties and schools, most of which carry out their own purchasing, plus a central administration. They are based in multiple locations across Cambridge.

The University spends circa £220m non-pay per annum across a diverse range of categories. Examples include:

  • Laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Cleaning services
  • IT equipment and consumables
  • Stationery
  • Travel
  • Temporary staff
  • Furniture
  • Audio Visual equipment
  • Building materials
  • Electronic components and supplies
  • Water coolers
  • Photocopiers and franking machines
  • Health and safety products
  • Janitorial products

The University recognizes the important contribution made by its suppliers and with such a broad range of products and services, seeks to work with those who are most innovative and competitive.