Procurement and Tenders

Procurement and Tenders

The Procurement Service is based within the Finance Department of City of Glasgow College.

City of Glasgow College is committed to obtaining value for money in all its procurement activities and ensuring that the procurement of goods, services and works adheres to the College’s Procurement Strategy and Financial Regulations.

Contracts and APUC

City of Glasgow College is a member of Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) Ltd which is the Procurement Centre of Expertise for 62 Universities and Colleges. APUC Ltd works collaboratively with Universities and Colleges in setting up contracts on behalf of the Higher and Further Education Sectors in Scotland. City of Glasgow College makes appropriate use of these contracts. The College also has access to the following:

  • National Higher and Further Education Contracts.
  • Scottish Public Sector Contracts established by Scottish Procurement (Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate); and
  • Government Procurement Service (formerly Buying Solutions) Contracts.

Where the College requires goods, services or works that are not covered by agreements set up by the above, the College complies with limits stipulated in the College Financial Regulations and Procurement Procedures as well as Procurement Regulations.

Advertising Our Requirements

In line with Scottish Government guidelines, the College will advertise all procurements above £50,000 on Public Contracts Scotland and through Public Contacts Scotland – Tender,  the Scottish Public Sector eTendering Tool.

Suppliers should register with Public Contracts Scotland to be alerted of any procurement opportunities within the College.

Access to PCS can be found here.

Current Contracts

The Colleges Contract Register can be found here.

Procurement Strategy

All contracting authorities with an annual regulated procurement spend above or equal to £5 million must produce an organisational procurement strategy under section 15 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

This Procurement Strategy outlines our strategic approach to procuring goods, works and services, people's responsiblities and how we intent to manage procurement in the future.

The current Procurement Strategy and Action Plan was approved by the Board of Management and covers the period 16/17, 17/18, 18/19 and 19/20.

Procurement Feedback

The College welcomes feedback from suppliers about the Procurement Service to help us improve in the future.  Please use this form to provide to provide feedback.

Contact Us

Any questions relating to procurement of goods and services should be directed in the first instance to:

Deborah Fagan, Procurement Manager on 0141 375 5176
David Bovaird, Procurement Officer on 0141 375 5167