Financial Services

Preferred Suppliers Policy

Further information

  • Terms and conditions
  • General conditions of supply agreement

As a potential supplier you are invited to learn about how best to develop a business relationship with us.

UWA relies on more than 6500 suppliers to fulfil its broad requirements. The role of Strategic Procurement at UWA is focussed on obtaining the best value for money from University expenditure and improving the administration process involved in purchasing, while still maintaining high levels of service and support.

Strategic Procurement sources goods and services purchased by multiple schools or faculties, to leverage University spend and obtain efficiencies through the whole of the supply chain from agreement formation to contract management.

Why become a Preferred Supplier

Established in 1911, The University of Western Australia is a prestigious customer with an excellent reputation for fairness and transparency through the procurement process. We are open and willing to work with preferred suppliers on continuous improvement and sustainable procurement.

The Strategic Procurement team has an important role in ensuring accountability and integrity in helping to manage the University’s expenditure, in a cost-effective and efficient manner. We achieve this through active management of agreements.

Preferred Supplier agreements

Preferred Supplier agreements are the result of following a due process, for example a request for proposal (RFP). These processes ensure value for money, transparency and fairness.

The Strategic Procurement team is the first point of contact for potential suppliers. Companies that provide consistently high-quality products and services are of interest to UWA. If you wish to become a Preferred Supplier and develop a mutually beneficial business relationship, full compliance with UWA’s policies and guidelines is expected, including its:

It is also expected that as a Preferred Supplier you will agree to our general conditions of supply agreement, which includes minimum insurance levels of $20 million in general liability and $5 million in professional indemnity insurance.

How to become a Preferred Supplier

Expressions of interest (EOI) should be emailed to From there your details will be captured and added to our database for reference should future requirements in your service or products arise.

If you wish to be considered for future requirements on commodities for which Preferred Supplier agreements already exist (see below), or for future UWA requests for tender/proposal/quotes, you are encouraged to register your expression of interest  by providing the following information in the EOI:

  • Organisation name
  • Commodity category: provide a brief description of the type of goods/services you offer
  • Contact details:
    • telephone number
    • mobile number
    • email address
    • postal address.

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