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UK SBS provides strategic procurement and category management to our owners - the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Research Councils and HEFCE - to enable the department and its partner organisations to make the most of available budgets.

Our Procurement teams work closely with our partners to help them realise their business needs and specialist project requirements. Every day, we support world renowned scientists and researchers, policy makers and agencies that help to keep the UK at the forefront of global science, innovation and business.

Whether kitting Tim Peake out for his expedition to space, ensuring leading scientists have the equipment to make breakthroughs in medical science or providing a platform for Government to showcase Great Britain as the place to do business, our category teams have one aim - to find the right supplier to deliver the high quality goods and services and best value for our public sector partners.

Our category teams manage the end to end procurement process and ensure that sourcing is undertaken in accordance with relevant legislation, the Public Contract Regulations and industry best practice. Our specialisms include:

  • Professional services such as legal support, consultancy and marketing
  • ICT
  • Research consumables and equipment
  • Market, economic and social research
  • Major projects
  • Construction & FM

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UK SBS provided the procurement and commercial expertise behind the design, build, events management, maintenance and decommissioning of the UK Pavilion for the Milan Expo 2015. Find out how we created a buzz in Milan.