When public authorities buy goods and services, it must be done from procured agreements. The process for signing contracts or framework agreements takes place through procurement governed by the Public Procurement Act (2016: 1145).

If there is no contract or framework agreement

If there are no procured framework agreements or contracts for the products or services you wish to purchase, a procurement must be carried out.

It is the total cost of your planned purchase that determines how you proceed.

Step 1. Calculate contract value

The first step is to calculate the contract value. The value of the contract is the total amount included in the purchase and that will be paid to the supplier. The value must include the contract's total term, incl. shipping, installation, accessories and any extensions and options.

The value is calculated excluding VAT.

Step 2. Select procurement procedure

The total value of the purchase determines which procurement procedure is relevant.

Click below for the procedure that matches your purchase.

For questions

Questions regarding procurement and purchasing are sent to

Questions regarding existing agreements are sent to

Questions regarding e-ordering in Marknadsplatsen/Raindance are sent to

Questions regardning e-ordering in Wisum are sent to

Visiting address
University Management Building
Universitetstorget 4, level 2

Useful links

Rule – Procurement and purchasing
Umeå University's decided rule regarding procurement and purchasing

The National Agency for Public Procurement
About Public Procurement

Direct award of contract

  • For purchases under SEK 100 000, or
  • For purchases between SEK 100 000 and 700 000

Procurement request

  • For purchases over SEK 700 000
  • For a reopening competition (FKU)