Commercial and Procurement Services


Commercial and Procurement Services

Our aim is to deliver first class services, providing suppliers and UCL communities with the guidance and support to best uphold UCL's commercial and procurement vision.

UCL spends over £900m every year with its supply chain - third party suppliers of goods or services, as well as research, professional services or teaching. The way we manage supply chain activity is core to UCL’s financial position, reputation, risk management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives. We seek to partner with suppliers who are most aligned to our values and principles whilst being innovative and competitive. 

Our vision, purpose and goals


To provide a best-in-class service that optimises outcomes from suppliers, while championing UCL's values and brand.


  • Deliver financial and operational benefits 
  • Be the interface between the market and internal client groups 
  • Ensure supply chain risk management 
  • Enable and drive ethical and sustainable decision-making regarding UCL’s supply chain


  • Deliver trackable financial, operational and reputational benefits 
  • Increase the proportion of spend under management and control 
  • Reduce UCL’s carbon footprint reduction and drive carbon sustainability 
  • Improve the quality of service provided by suppliers 
  • Provide an accessible service that can be utilised across UCL 
  • Accelerate the speed and rigour associated with effective supplier management 
  • Increase supplier standards and alignment to UCL's values and brand 
  • Provide systems and tools to drive supply chain management 
  • Deliver continuous improvement