General information on Procurement services at RGU. The aim of the Procurement Department is to help University staff select the best suppliers and achieve best overall value for money.

Selling to the University

Robert Gordon University operates using a devolved structure. As such, Departments have responsibility for their own budgets and a fair degree of autonomy in spending that money. However, they are obliged to spend that money with 'contracted' suppliers wherever possible.

A contracted supplier is defined as 'a supplier which has been successful in a University or consortium tender exercise, or for some other substantial reason they have earned the right to the title of 'contracted', and to whom all ongoing University business for contracted items and services should be directed'.

Your aim, if you want to be a contracted, long-term supplier to the University, is to participate through the relevant Invitation to Tender route. At an institutional level, you can browse our current tender opportunities below. Increasingly however, there is a trend towards national and regional agreements, which the University can subscribe to, and these will be advertised by consortia through appropriate routes. One such is the Public Contracts Scotland portal, and we have provided a link to this below.

The University is always interested in innovations and new suppliers, but we strongly encourage use of current contracted suppliers. Our time to investigate new suppliers and innovations is when contracts come up for renewal - at that stage, we will investigate the market, develop a specification and seek out bids via the routes described above.

Robert Gordon University Contracts Register

Current Tender Opportunities

Link to the Robert Gordon University Buyers Profile on Public Contracts Scotland. This contains information regarding the University, including organisation details, past and current tenders and contract awards.

Public Contracts Scotland

For tender opportunities from all Scottish Public Sector bodies, including Universities:

Public Contracts Scotland Website

Suppliers Charter

The Scottish Government Suppliers Charter- a joint statement between Public Sector Procurement bodies and Businesses, and aims to facilitate access to public sector procurement opportunities.

Supplier Journey

The Supplier Journey aims to describe the process of bidding for a public sector contract by; 

  • Explaining the process in straightforward terms.
  • Setting out what buyers expect at each stage in that process.
  • Giving practical information on how you can find out about opportunities, how to bid, and what to expect.
  • Telling you what support is available.

Visit the Supplier Journey

Procurement Journey

Find out more about the Procurement Journey followed by buyers in the public sector, which aims to facilitate best practice and consistency across the sector.

Visit the Procurement Journey

Public Procurement Reform Programme

Background and information on the Public Procurement Reform Programme (PPRP) which is a driving force for promoting change, increasing collaborative working across a range of procurement activities and practices.

Public Procurement Reform Programme (PPRP)

Robert Gordon University Terms and Conditions

Procurement Strategy and Policy

RGU Procurement Contacts

The Procurement Department is located in the Central Services Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen.

Main contact details of the Procurement Office are:

Mike McCall Director of Finance m.mccall@rgu.ac.uk

Rod Strachan Procurement Manager r.strachan@rgu.ac.uk

Helen Booth Senior Procurement Adviser h.booth1@rgu.ac.uk

Hannah Jackson Procurement Adviser h.jackson4@rgu.ac.uk