How to do business with LJMU

A guide for prospective suppliers

LJMU works with suppliers to deliver high quality services and goods which meet the current and future needs of staff, students and the local community based on the principle of value for money. We encourage applications from suppliers of all types: local, national, small medium enterprise, limited companies, ethnic minority owned businesses, etc.

Our policies and procedures are in place to ensure the correct process is adopted to meet the University’s needs and ethos, for example, compliance with policies around health and safety, sustainability, diversity and equality, and, corporate and social responsibility, to name a few.

Please see our guide for in-depth information about these regulations and the procurement process in general.

Procurement route



£1,000 - £4,999

Minimum of one written quotation

£5,000 - £24,999

Minimum of three written quotations

£25,000 and over

Subject to competitive tender via Procurement Services

£181,302+ for goods/services

Subject to EU regulations tender via Procurement Services

£4,551,413+ for works

Subject to EU regulations tender via Procurement Services

Tender process

In-depth information regarding the tendering process is available from the How to do business with LJMU guide.

Our dedicated e-tendering portal allows you to view and express an interest in our tenders.

LJMU standard terms and conditions

Suppliers who have received a purchase order from us, please access our terms and conditions.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact LJMU’s Procurement Services:

Telephone: 0151 904 6496 | 0151 904 6493