Edinburgh Napier University Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
Year ending 31st July 2022
We contract with our suppliers for works, good and services in each of the six categories aligned to APUC’s category structure:
- Information Services;
- Human Resources;
- Professional Services; and
Edinburgh Napier University employs a central procurement team of two full-time and four part-time members of staff which includes the following roles: Head of Procurement, Deputy Head of Procurement, three Operational Procurement Managers and one Procurement Co-ordinator. Each team member acts as a Procurement Client Partner for a group of Schools and Departments. The embedded procurement team is employed directly by APUC, as part of an extended shared service agreement. Through this approach the University benefits from the flow of sustainable procurement best practice to internal procurement processes.
A significant proportion of our procurement is with suppliers who are pre-approved either by a purchasing consortium or through public tenders managed by our procurement team. In relation to vetted suppliers, we use collaborative framework agreements put in place by APUC or other sectoral and national procurement consortia.