Science Warehouse takes Birmingham University to next level in spend management

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Science Warehouse takes Birmingham University to next level in spend management

Science Warehouse, one of the fastest growing companies in the e-business sector, has won a three-year contract with the University of Birmingham to roll out a campus-wide e-marketplace to enhance their existing procurement processes and bring their savings into even sharper focus.

The University of Birmingham is a research-intensive institution of international standing and a Russell Group university with a strong vision to succeed as a leading global university. Characterised by a history of innovation, the University constantly seeks to enhance its performance. It has selected the Science Warehouse leading e-marketplace and spend analysis technology to make purchasing even more efficient and to deliver additional savings.

Dr David Hames, Chairman of Science Warehouse, said: "We were delighted to be  awarded the contract by the University of Birmingham from a highly competitive field of bidders. Birmingham joins a rapidly growing community of leading universities that have chosen Science Warehouse to help them manage costs and purchase more effectively both in the current demanding economic environment and in the years ahead.”

Gill Ball, Director of Finance at Birmingham University, said; “Shaping our Future: Birmingham 2015 sets out our strategic framework to be one of the globe’s leading universities. Our approach is to foster academic excellence in an environment underpinned by financial sustainability. The Science Warehouse solution will help us drive maximum value for money in our procurement and ensure that the best value products and services are in place to support the work of the University.”

Science Warehouse’s responsive and tailored e-procurement solutions are used by many leading organisations around the world to deliver procurement control and drive cost savings. Science Warehouse intelligently hosts 5,000,000 products across all purchasing categories and connects buyers with over 16,500 suppliers for electronic trading. In addition to the UK’s leading universities, Science Warehouse supports procurement at all seven of the UK’s Research Councils and a range of other public sector research bodies and corporates.


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For further information please contact Tom Hemingway or James Hickman at Hatch Communications, 01943 855630,

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About Science Warehouse

Science Warehouse is a leading provider of purpose built on-demand procurement and managed catalogue solutions that have been developed with its customers to drive purchasing efficiencies and savings. Science Warehouse’s purpose built technology solutions help organisations to achieve full procurement control by enabling all of their preferred suppliers for indirect goods and services in a single, easy-to-use application. Science Warehouse is proud to count some of the world’s leading research and teaching organisations amongst its customers as well as businesses of all sizes in sectors as diverse as construction and life sciences.


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