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Internal News - 20 July 2006

Purchasing office furniture from agreed suppliers

A message from Purchasing Services:

Purchasing Services currently uses suppliers from the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium framework agreement for office furniture.

This agreement is about to be re-awarded following a competitive tender exercise. At present, details of the successful suppliers have not been finally confirmed although Purchasing Services have been informed of current suppliers who have not been selected.

It has been brought to our attention that a representative of a supplier on the current contract has approached departments at the University informing them that their company is now the “preferred supplier” to the University of Bath. This is not the case and anyone receiving a similar approach should inform Purchasing Services. The supplier in question has been informed that this conduct was unacceptable given the circumstances.

In view of the above, anyone intending to purchase items of office furniture in the next few months is requested to do so through the Purchasing Services Team. Please contact Sally Ford, extension 6751.

Once the new framework agreement has been formally awarded, Purchasing Services will inform all departments of the suppliers available.

Thank you for your co-operation.