We are introducing a new way of buying at the University of Sydney that aims to improve the experience for our staff and suppliers alike.
We are streamlining our procurement and accounts payable processes to an online portal called UniBuy, supported by the SAP Ariba Network. To do business with us in the future, you will need to be registered on the Ariba Network.
By using the Ariba Network, you will have:
The cost of interacting with us on this network will depend on the Ariba Network account you choose:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The University of Sydney is accountable for how it spends public funds and is aware that suppliers are important to its success and reputation. Critical to protecting the University’s reputation and success is ensuring our procurement related suppliers and commercial partners embody our principles and comply with our procurement policies and procedures. The principles of transparency, honesty and value for money underpin the University’s relationships with its suppliers and commercial partners.
The University has documented its expectations of suppliers and its commitment to suppliers in the Supplier Business Ethics Statement of Expectations (pdf, 89KB) (the Statement). All suppliers should read the Statement and make it available to their employees. In addition, other relevant documents referenced in the Statement are provided, being:
Consistent with the University of Sydney’s reporting obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth), the University has undertaken due diligence of its supply chain and suppliers to identify potential modern slavery risks, and opportunities to improve our sustainability performance.
To underpin our efforts, the University has published a Modern Slavery Policy. The purpose of this policy is to embed our commitment to addressing modern slavery risks in our everyday work and help us meet our obligations under the Act.
The University of Sydney is also required under the Act to publish an annual Modern Slavery Statement outlining our commitment and approach to identifying and addressing modern slavery risks.
Working together with our partners and suppliers is critical to addressing modern slavery. To help meet this end, we therefore encourage you to familiarise yourself with the University’s approach to addressing modern slavery.
Modern slavery involves extreme exploitation where individuals are threatened, coerced or deceived. Under Australian law, it is an umbrella term used to describe criminal offences including:
The University of Sydney has adopted a risk-based supplier due diligence program to identify and prevent any potential supply chain risks, including modern slavery. All suppliers are required to undergo some level of due diligence during the pre-qualification and contract management process.
The University requires certain suppliers to complete a more detailed assessment to understand their current practices on human/labour rights, environmental, governance and supply chain management. To ensure the assessment process is efficient and consistent, we have engaged EcoVadis to undertake the evaluation on our behalf.
Please note, not all suppliers will be required to complete the assessment. You will be notified in writing should the University require you to complete the EcoVadis sustainability assessment. To find out more about the University’s procurement requirements of suppliers contact: email@example.com
EcoVadis is an international provider of supply chain sustainability assessments who work with over 400 multinational companies and has rated over 60,000 suppliers worldwide. The assessments have been designed and developed in collaboration with leading international bodies and are examined by sustainability experts.
There is a fee to complete the assessment, which is based on the size of your organisation. For an overview, please see here.
Once the assessment has been completed, you will be provided with a rating and a tailored performance report, which highlights areas for improvement. This scorecard can then be shared with other EcoVadis clients.
The turnaround period for the EcoVadis assessment is approximately six weeks.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing modern slavery linked to any part of the University’s activities, help is available. You can make an anonymous report through our online reporting form. The form can be used by suppliers, their employees and members of the general public.
The University’s Modern Slavery Unit will use the information you provide to understand your needs, to refer you to care and support, and where possible, address the incident you are reporting.
Support from the University:
If you or someone you know is in danger or is unsafe, please know that help is available.
In an emergency, you should contact Emergency Services by dialling triple zero (000).
If you feel unsafe on campus or are concerned for someone else’s safety on campus you can contact Protective Services on 02 9351 3333, 24 hours a day.
02 9514 8115; firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides free and confidential legal and migration services for people experiencing modern slavery.
My Blue Sky
02 9514 8115; 0481 070 844; email@example.com
Provides free and confidential support for forced marriage.
The Australian Federal Police
131 237 (131AFP); www.afp.gov.au
Can keep you safe, provide advice and refer you to other services that provide accommodation, financial support, counselling, and legal and immigration advice.
24-hour free phone counselling is also available from the following community resources:
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Mental Health Line NSW - 1800 011 511
Free interpreter services are available to help any person communicate with service providers in their own language. Call Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. All calls are free and confidential.
The RFQ will specify the criteria we use to assess your quotation for its relative strengths and weaknesses. Familiarise yourself with these criteria and focus your efforts on areas which are considered important by the relevant University client.
The tender documents will specify the criteria we use to assess your tender for its relative strengths and weaknesses. Familiarise yourself with these criteria and focus your efforts on areas which are considered important by the contracting agency.