The Procurement Division of the University of Pretoria procures goods and services using best value practices while working collaboratively to meet the needs of the University and its customers. It is our mission to ensure that the University’s procurements are conducted in an open and fair environment whilst consistently promoting competition in full compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulations.
University Procurement Policies were created to assist each University employee who buys goods and services with University funds to be good stewards of University resources.
coordinating the procurement of goods and services for all academic, administrative, support and research departments of the University
securing competitive quotes and tenders to obtain maximum value for University spend
researching market and developing new sources of supplies to ensure availability
fostering and maintaining professional relationships with suppliers and customers
ensuring compliance with government laws, regulations and University policies
Getting books to our learners by adopting African solutions - 23/04/2014
The biggest challenge facing South African readers is access to books. For everyday South Africans, loading digital texts onto smartphones or tablets isn't a viable solution. You might have heard the saying that we should use African solutions to solve African problems. In this piece, I write about three organisations — Paperight, Siyavula and Worldreader — that offer practical and context-relevant ways of getting books into the hands of South African learners.
UP Architecture graduate wins prestigious national award - 22/04/2014
Heidi van Eeden, a University of Pretoria alumna, was announced as the overall winner of the 27th National Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award. This is the seventh time that a U.P. student has won this prestigious award. Previous winners were Braam de Villiers (1994), Christiaan van Niekerk (2002), Gerald Schulz (2004), Cillié Malan (2005), Marinda Smalberger (2007) and Clifford Gouws (2012).
The world beyond 2015 - is higher education ready? - 17/04/2014
"We are very good at communicating to a scholarly audience, but one of our challenges is how to transfer that information to a broader audience, in other words the general public. There is definitely room for us [universities] to do more of that." This was the response of Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), to one of the questions posed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as part of a new international campaign.