Procurement Office

 Location : Administration Building, Ground Floor, Procurement Office

Managed by : Myrtle Smith
Email             myrtle.smith(at)usp.ac.fj
Phone           (679) (32) 31004

Our Values

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 University’s 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.

Engagement Without Offical Purchase Order

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 USP’s Purchase Order number.

Procurement Office

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 University’s 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.

Acquisition of goods and services is governed by the University of the South Pacific’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures.

The University has purchase agreements in place for the acquisition of specific goods and services. The Preferred Supplier Agreements can be accessed from the menu on the left.

The Procurement Office is managed by Myrtle Smith, Extension Number:31004;