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How to make purchases

Here you will learn where to find existing agreements. You will also learn how to make purchases, what types of agreements there are, and what to do if an agreement does not exist.

Finding agreements

Information about agreements can be found in our purchasing tool Lupin.

Lupin user

If you are a Lupin user, you can log in as usual.

Log in with Lucat-ID (in Swedish)

Here you can read more about placing orders in Lupin

Do you not have authorisation?

Each department/unit decides who their Lupin users shall be. Speak with your manager or head of administration.

How to use the University’s agreements

The agreements are binding and must be followed. The only occasion on which it is acceptable to go beyond agreements is if all agreement suppliers within an agreement area have declared themselves unable to deliver the required product or service.

Making use of an existing agreement also, in most cases, benefits you compared to conducting the procurement yourself. It saves you time, and the economic conditions may be more favourable.

Read more about different types of agreements

What to do if there is no agreement

If there is no agreement you must calculate the value of the contract to determine which procurement procedure you should use. It is the contract value that determines whether to make a direct award of contract, procurement below threshold with notice obligation or procurement over threshold with notice obligation.

Read more about how to calculate the contract value