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Procurement Guidelines

  • Purchasing Thresholds

This is a flowchart outlining the steps to be taken based on the total cost of the purchase, excluding VAT.


Need to Purchase
under €5,000
No quotations required
€5,000 - €25,000 Three (3) written quotations
€25,000 - €207,000 UL Tender Procedure
€207,000> EU Tender Procedure
  • Approval Procedures
This flowchart delineates the proper steps to follow for departmental and research purchases, again based on the total cost.

To Approve a Purchase Approved By
Ancillary Budgets
Department Head and Nominated Project Leader
Capital Budgets Dean and Department Head
Recurrent Budgets
Department Head
Research Budgets Department Head and Nominated Project Leader
All Travel Budgets (for First Class and Business Class) President, Department Head and Nominated Project Leader
All Travel Budgets Department Head and Nominated Project Leader

  • Retention of Quotes and Supporting Documents

Quotations and supporting documentation should be attached to the online purchase requisition on Agresso.


UL Procurement Office    

Contact Information: The Office of Procurement and Supply Chain Management,
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Telephone: +353-61-233715, Facsimile: +353-61-233642,

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