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Procurement Services


Please see below the University's General Conditions of Contract which apply to goods and services bought by the University unless otherwise stated or agreed between the parties.

How we pay our contractors and suppliers

Payment is usually net 30days upon receipt of a correctly rendered invoice detailing the relating PO number, unless otherwise agreed.

Payment terms are normally set out in the contract documents, but they may be stage payments, annual/quarterly/monthly payments or payment on completion.

To ensure that your invoice is dealt with efficiently and to avoid delays, please ensure that you:

  • submit the invoice in the format agreed in the contract;
  • quote the order number and/or contract title;
  • address it to the correct person and location;
    Please note that there is not a central invoice address and you should check the University purchase order for the correct billing address
  • ensure that it adds up correctly;
  • include as much information as possible about what the invoice is for.

Our preferred method of payment is by BACS, individual departments/schools/faculties  should be contacted in the first instance in the event of any query.

University Registration Number

Cambridge has neither a company registration number nor a Charities registration number but does have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI):  549300BHKNQHVK7MQW57.

The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (The University) is a common law corporation governed by its Statutes and Ordinances together with applicable United Kingdom and European Union legislation.  The University is a public benefit entity and an exempt charity subject to regulation by the Office for Students (OfS) under the Charities Act of 2011.

University registered address:
University of Cambridge
The Old Schools
Trinity Lane
United Kingdom

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