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Purchasing & Procurement

There are a number of improvements to the procurement process coming this year and the following newsletter is a great place to keep up with these: Procurement Newsletter

The Procurement Section is responsible for a wide range of procurement related services (eg. purchase orders, petty cash, corporate visa cards, quotations, tenders, payment of suppliers and asset management).

Our purpose is to ensure that all expenditure is managed within the framework of good governance, delivers value for money, and supports the strategic vision of the University.

Purchasing is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services using various means and can provide advice and assistance in sourcing suppliers and evaluating quotations. CSU has access to various catalogues from major suppliers which can be accessed by contacting the Purchasing staff on your campus.

The staff can provide advice and assistance regarding the various purchasing policies and procedures and the best option to procure the required goods & services.

The Purchasing staff are responsible for the submission of your Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Tender (RFT) documentation directly into the electronic Tendering system called Tenderlink. This system allows for potential suppliers to submit their submissions electronically in a secure environment and eliminates the need for paper based submissions. Another benefit for Charles Sturt University is that we now have access to all suppliers registered in Australia/New Zealand that are used by other higher education institutions and local government bodies.

Further details regarding Tenderlink can be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office.