Trading post

Furniture Trading Post

Furniture Trading Post

When a department needs to dispose of furniture, an email should be sent to furniture-tradingpost@uct.ac.za. Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) will contact the department to arrange for an assessment and collection, if deemed suitable for re-use.

The furniture will be assessed by PPS. If considered to be of use to other departments, a description and picture will be loaded on the eProcurement Furniture Trading Post. At this point, the item(s) will become available to other departments.

Requesting an item on the Furniture Trading Post

Items on the Furniture Trading Post are available at no cost for other departments, unless stated otherwise. There will be a charge for delivery, unless the department opts to collect the item/s. The delivery will be organised by PPS, and the fund number/cost object supplied by the department charged.

If no other department requests the item within a reasonable time, the item will become available for purchase by a staff member. This will be stated in the item description. Payment details will be included in the email from PPS, once accepted.

Collection from UCT storage will be arranged weekly with the delivery company, department or staff member.


  1. Log into eShopping and Trading Post, and choose UCT Furniture Trading Post.
  2. Add a keyword and click Find, or simply click Find to view the whole catalogue.
  3. Click on the magnifier to view the item. The item description includes a note as to whether it is available to departments or staff.
  4. Enter the quantity and click on the shopping trolley to add to your cart.
  5. Click the Cart tab on top to view your cart. If correct, click Submit Cart.
  6. A confirmation email from mymarket.com will be sent to you, with a reference number.
  7. PPS will accept or reject the request, resulting in a further email. If accepted, PPS will contact you to arrange delivery.