University Procurement Hub

University Procurement Hub

University Procurement Hub 

Macquarie University is one of 17 Australian Universities participating in the University Procurement Hub (UPH).

The UPH is a multi-university collective approach to procurement changing how universities source and purchase goods and services.

It provides the opportunity for universities to collaborate, to build collective purchasing power and to build efficiencies by:

  • Aggregating collective spend via the acquisition of certain goods and services - costs are better managed, delivering economies of scale
  • Improving process efficiencies – providing a single point for tendering, sourcing and selection
  • Increasing the ability to analyse expenditure – providing information to make better purchasing decisions.

The UPH is an initiative of AUSFOG (the Australian University Senior Finance Officers Group) and is being run by Accenture - a global consulting company who are providing procurement expertise across a range of purchasing categories.

Ensuring streamlined processes and efficient expenditure makes a significant contribution to the overall financial health of the university, freeing up resources to support the university’s strategy and global competitiveness.

Participating Universities 

New South Wales Western Australia South Australia Victoria Queensland Australian Capital Territory
Macquarie University University of Western Australia Adelaide University RMIT James Cook University Canberra University
University of New South Wales Curtin University University of South Australia Federation University   
Sydney University Murdoch University     
Australian Catholic University Edith Cowan University     
New England University      
Southern Cross University      
Charles Stuart University     

Further assistance

For any further assistance in regards to the University Procurement Hub please contact the Belinda Anderson, Purchasing Manager on x1679.

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