How We Buy

Innovation Award

Whenever the need arises to purchase goods or services, to ensure that University of Galway is getting the best possible value for money, budget holders and their staff use the procurement process summarised in the chart below.   Please view the categories of Current Contracts in place at University of Galway.    For details of current OGP contracts please visit 


Supplier Charter

University of Galway value the relationships we have with our suppliers.   The University of Galway Supplier Charter‌ sets out how we want those relationships to be based on our Values of Openness, Respect, Excellence and Sustainability.   


Guidelines, Regulations and Directives

We follow our University of Galway Procurement Policy which reflects Government guidelines, regulations and EU directives, see .

In line with DPER Circular 16/13, public bodies such as Univeristy of Galway are encouraged to promote the use of Framework Agreements put in place by Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs) in the Local Authority, Health, Education and Defence Sectors. It is Government policy that public bodies, where possible, should make use of all such central arrangements. To this end, University of Galway engages with Office of Government Procurement, Educational Procurement Services, HEANet, EduCampus, Health Business Services Procurement and other such Central Purchasing Bodies as required.