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Supplying Our University

Work With Us

We encourage diversity in our supply chain and want our suppliers to reflect the diverse business community in which we operate.

We aim to ensure that suppliers are treated equitably to encourage equal opportunities and good relations. The Purchasing Office is accredited to ISO14001 and we work in collaboration with other organisations to promote sustainable procurement in the public sector.

Become A Supplier

If you are interested in becoming one of our suppliers please check our eTendering website where all our tendering opportunities are advertised.

If you require assistance in using this site please email procurement@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Changes to the Intermediaries Tax Legislation (IR35)

From April 2017 the Government introduced tax changes which result in increased responsibilities on public sector organisations who engage Personal Service Company (PSC) Contractors. The generally accepted definition of a PSC is a limited company that typically has a sole director, the contractor, who owns most or all of the shares. The contractors PSC generally supplies professional services to end user clients, either directly or via an agency. The professional services are delivered by the contractor who is also the owner and director of the business. The new legislation aims to ensure that individuals who work through their own company pay employment taxes in a similar way to employees, where they would be employed by the public sector organisation were it not for the PSC or other intermediary that they work through. Where the University (or one of its subsidiaries) engages a contractor through a PSC, the University (or its subsidiary) will be responsible for assessing whether the off-payroll rules (often known as IR35) apply. If they do, the University will be liable and responsible for operating payroll and paying the correct taxes to HMRC.

This means the supplier will have to agree to be paid through our payroll system with the payment being subject to withholding for PAYE and National Insurance Contributions. You can check the HMRC website to see if IR35 legislation applies to your company. You can also carry out a self -assessment using the HMRC tool on their website.

Current Suppliers

The Parabilis emarketplace provides online access to catalogues provided by our contracted suppliers and allows us to send our orders electronically, increasing the speed and efficiency of the purchase-to-pay process. If you are already a user of Parabilis you can login here.

You can now use the emarketplace to send us your invoices electronically which can mean that you are paid faster. If you are interested in this process please contact procurement@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

For more information or if you wish to trade with us in this manner, please contact Liz Wilson or Laura Skirrow on L.Skirrow@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or email procurement@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Payment To Companies

To receive payments you need to send your invoice to Leeds Beckett University, Payments Team, 202 Queen Square House, 80 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 8NU or email to payments@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Your invoice must quote a purchase order number. Please see our Terms and Conditions of Purchase for Goods or Services for our payment terms.


Our twice weekly BACS runs are carried out on Mondays and Wednesdays. Payments in a Monday run clear in our supplier bank accounts on Wednesday; payments in a Wednesday run clear on Friday. If a payment has been made to your bank account you will receive a remittance advice regarding this payment. This will be sent by email to the address on the supplier account.

For Data Protection purposes we require written proof of our suppliers’ bank details in order to make payments.

For more information, or if you have queries regarding Payment or BACS, please contact Melanie Hirst, Payments Officer, on 0113 812 3451 or email m.j.hirst@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Payments To Individuals

If you are an individual providing a service to Leeds Beckett, this may be classed as a Consultancy Agreement. In these cases, an agreement must be set up with our Payroll department (payroll@leedsbeckett.ac.uk) to facilitate payment.

Delivering To Leeds Beckett

For delivery information click here for more details.

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