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:
External Interests Policy 2010 [pdf, 263KB]
Reporting Wrongdoing Policy 2012 [pdf, 254KB
Procurement Policy 2019 [pdf, 215KB]
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 (2020) 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.
University of Sydney staff and students, affiliates and members of the public can use the Modern Slavery Incident Reporting Form to confidentially report or make an anonymous disclosure to the University to share information on alleged incidences of modern slavery that may be linked to any part of the University’s operations or functions, including:
Please do not use this form if the incident or concern does not involve modern slavery and extreme labour exploitation. Instead, we encourage you to use other University forms for the purposes for which they were intended. For example, if your matter relates to:
Support from the University and Helplines
If you or someone you know is in danger or is unsafe, please know that help is available. You can get help by contacting one of the phone numbers on this page.
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 9351 3333, 24 hours a day.
Counselling and other assistance
If you are a staff or student who has experienced sexual misconduct and require counselling or any assistance with the completion of this form, we encourage you to contact the University’s Safer Communities Office on +61 2 8627 6808 who are available from Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Students and staff can also email the SCO on firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be in contact with you by the next business day.
External Specialised Legal Support
If you need specialist legal support and advice, please contact Anti-Slavery Australia (ASA). ASA is an external specialist legal centre providing free legal and migration services to people who have experienced or are at risk of modern slavery in Australia. To contact Anti-Slavery Australia phone (02) 95148115 or email email@example.com
If you need support and help regarding Forced marriage you can contact My Blue Sky or call (02) 9514 8115. You can also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text to 0481 070 844. They can help you with a translator if you would like one.
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.