Procurement and supplier management

We work to ensure our members obtain value for money. Our team has extensive experience in procuring and running our own frameworks and dynamic purchasing services.

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. We are subject to the UK Public Sector Procurement Regulations and Policies.

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).

Please contact if you need technical assistance.

Access the portal

Procurement pipeline

Our procurement pipeline is a list of larger value contracts (whole life cost of £2 million and above), which we expect to procure anytime within the next five years. These could be existing contracts in place that are likely to be re-procured, or they could be for new requirements.

However, this list is subject to change and details provided in the pipeline may be amended as and when improved information arises, including the use of compliant framework agreements if deemed suitable.

Download the procurement pipeline (.xlsx). This document was last updated in April 2024. We will update the pipeline on an annual basis as a minimum, but may choose to provide more frequent updates.

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. 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.

Contact us

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