The Office of Procurement and Supply Chain Management was established in late November 1999. The office has been actively involved in developing the role of procurement and establishing the infrastructure to effectively deliver "Best value for money" throughout the University.
The office has focused its efforts in developing policies and procedures which outline the role of procurement, ensure compliance with government guidelines and EU legislation are consistent with best practice while, at the same time, in alignment with the management philosophy of the University of Limerick. The approach is to involve the user of the goods or services in the tender process through a 'procurement sub group' consisting of procurement personnel and key users. The sub group process has been used successfully and effectively to complete a number of tenders.