UQ uses category management to provide a strategic approach to procurement, focusing on specific categories of goods and services across the entire University. This allows effective management of demand, expenditure and vendor relationships while achieving greater benefits for UQ.

IT category management provides an IT procurement and purchasing framework that responds to the IT requirements of the UQ community, drives value for UQ and supports the UQ IT Strategy.

Key activities that enable IT category management to deliver value for UQ include:

  • Stakeholder engagement: identifying UQ stakeholders and understanding their IT product and service needs.
  • Supply Market Analysis: conducting market analysis and establishing efficient and cost-effective sourcing channels.
  • Vendor management: identifying, managing and strengthening key vendor relationships.
  • IT contract management: documenting, managing and reviewing IT agreements.

If you have any questions, or need more information about IT category management, email ict.procurement.uq.edu.au.

IT sub-categories

A number of sub-categories have been identified within the IT category. Procurement strategies and guidelines will be developed to meet the specific requirements of each sub-category:

  • Telecommunications
  • Infrastructure technology
  • End user computing
  • Audio visual
  • Software licensing
  • Enterprise applications
  • Application development and web
  • Printers and copiers
  • Mobile phones
  • IT consultancy

IT procurement and purchasing

More information about IT procurement and purchasing can be found on the ITS website. This includes guidelines and templates covering the:

  • IT procurement framework
  • Purchasing processes
  • Product catalogue
  • IT contract and vendor management framework

If you need further assistance, contact the ICT Category Manager.