The objective of the Office is to assist all departments of the University to obtain maximum value for money in the procurement of goods and services whilst observing the principles of best purchasing practice, accountability and transparency. The staff who conduct purchasing activities are responsible not only for overseeing that day-to-day purchases of goods and services made by the University are made in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible, but also for implementing the Universityís procurement strategies, advising and supporting the University in the effective stewardship of resources, maximising the use of purchasing power by implementing and administering preferred supplier agreements, simplifying purchasing procedures, minimising the risks associated with acquiring goods & services, and seeking to provide best value for money.
We wish to inform all our clients, service providers, contractors and consultants doing business or intending to do business with USP that USP will not accept any liability for goods and services delivered to the University of the South Pacific without an Official Purchase Order.
The University shall authorize and recognize business engagement upon issue of an official purchase order only. Any business conducted without official purchase order shall not be recognized as legitimate and University reserves the right to decline any payment associated with any such service. For similar reason, our Accounts Payable Department will not entertain any invoice that does not have reference to USPís Purchase Order number.