CAUDIT Hexagon

Procurement

Leveraging Collective Buying Power

Why Strategic Procurement


CAUDIT's focus on strategic procurement enables significant savings to members across the higher education and research sector.

Find an Offer


CAUDIT negotiates with ICT vendors on a sector-wide basis to derive maximum mutual value.

View offers available to your institute as a CAUDIT member.

Benefits of Strategic Procurement

Cost Reduction

A reduction in the cost to do business; these cost savings should be evident for both the vendor and the CAUDIT Member.

Demand Aggregation

An improved ability for CAUDIT to aggregate demand for product and services via term, group or volume purchasing commitments.

Standardisation

Improved coordination between the CAUDIT membership and support processes within and between CAUDIT Members.

Simplified Processes

Improved coordination between the CAUDIT membership and support processes within and between CAUDIT Members.

Information Sharing

Improved communication between vendors and the CAUDIT Membership including technology roadmaps, support and process information and general communications.

Strategic Collaborative Procurement

Used to establish a group of vendors providing hardware, software and services in a particular area, referred to as a panel agreement.

Governance

Two distinct committees provide governance for our Strategic Procurement Office (SPO):

  • Executive Committee - Oversight of all procurement operations
  • Strategic Procurement Committee - Advice and guidance to the SPO and
    Executive Committee in achieving CAUDIT’s strategic objectives

To learn more, read the guidelines below.

IT Procurement Community


The IT Procurement Community of Practice (CoP) draws on the skills, knowledge and influence of Software Licensing and ICT Procurement representatives from Universities throughout Australasia.

The IT Procurement CoP assists CAUDIT achieve:

  • superior licensing agreements
  • pricing
  • terms & conditions

for all CAUDIT member institutions.

Vendor Information


CAUDIT provides vendors a unique opportunity to establish broad opportunities, agreements and offers to the higher education and research sector in the region.

We have a strong tradition of working closely with vendors to the benefit of CAUDIT members, the sector overall and vendors alike.

What's included in our Vendor Information Pack

Frequently Asked Questions

Specifically compiled to answer the questions of new vendors, this is a great starting point.

CAUDIT Annual Report

The Annual Report provides key information about CAUDIT, its operations and its members that may be of benefit to vendors.

CAUDIT Top Ten

The top ten things of strategic importance to CAUDIT members which is used to identify where universities will be applying effort during the next year.

Procurement Guidelines

This document outlines our approach to procurement and is used to drive all of the procurement practices of CAUDIT.

CAUDIT Strategic Plan

The CAUDIT strategic plan identifies the six pillars that are the current strategic focus of the organisation.

University Statistics Summary

The higher education sector has a wealth of statistics that may be used for pricing offers and agreement.

Annual Metrics

Find statistical information that Australian Universities report to Government agencies to assist you with software licensing metrics.

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