About the Purchasing Department

Radboud University has a central Purchasing Department that provides services to all of the university’s faculties and clusters. The option to set up a single, central purchasing department was chosen in order to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

The Purchasing Department is actively professionalizing its purchasing function in order to manage Radboud University’s financial resources more efficiently and effectively and in doing so contribute to the realisation of the University’s strategic objectives.

This will be achieved by:

  1. Clustering previously fragmented purchasing activities and departments
  2. Standardising the purchase processes and increasing the scale of purchase
  3. Making use of expertise present in the faculties and clusters
  4. Actively overseeing the purchasing processes (in particular European and other procurement)