Procurement and contract management at Jisc

Jisc’s procurement and contract management team is a professionally qualified and experienced team that works to ensure we obtain value for money for ourselves and our members. Jisc is subject to the UK Public Sector Procurement Regulations and Policies.

Jisc is an active member of the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) and the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) including sitting on its Executive board. The team has a wealth of experience of procuring and running our own frameworks and Dynamic Purchasing Services.

How to work with Jisc

Our e-tendering portal is Mercell.

Suppliers must be registered on the portal to view and respond to any Jisc opportunities.

It is free to register and handles all stages of the tender process as well as advertising opportunities on Contracts Finder and Find a Tender Service (FTS).

If you need technical assistance please contact

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Procurement pipeline

The Jisc procurement pipeline is a list of larger* value contracts that it expects to procure anytime within the next 5 years. These could be existing contracts in place which are likely to be re-procured, or they could be new requirements.

However, by being a longer-term look-ahead at the needs of the business, this list is subject to change, and details provided in the pipeline may be amended as and when improved information arises. This includes using compliant frameworks if deemed suitable.

Download the procurement pipeline (.xlsx)

  • Document last updated: April 2023
  • Jisc will update the pipeline on a quarterly basis

* of a whole life cost of £213,477 (inc VAT) or more

Procurement Act 2023

The new act is making some significant changes to the procurement regulations and these are due to come into force in October 2024. In order to help organisations and suppliers start to prepare for this, the Government Commercial function has developed a series of brief Knowledge Drops for both procurement professionals and suppliers to the public sector. These give a high-level overview of the changes to the regulations that are aimed at those who have regular interactions with the procurement function.

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