UCT vendors

Non-preferred vendors

Buying from non-preferred vendors results in significant extra costs to the university in subsequent administrative processes. A minor saving for the department can be a significant extra cost to the university. The use of one-time vendors poses special risks and costs to the university.

To create a vendor on SAP

Where there is no preferred vendor for the items you need to procure and you plan to regularly use a vendor, you can request that the vendor be created on SAP:

Vendors are judged according to the following criteria for possible inclusion to the database:

  • financial stability
  • VAT status
  • BEE status
  • payment terms and method
  • conditions of sale
  • resource and operational capacity
  • trade references