Vision, aims and objectives

State the institution's overall aims and objectives and then give the central Procurement Office’s own aims and vision of what it wants to be to the institution and the individual departments.

For example, in a de-centralised procurement structure, the central procurement function may wish to be a source of expertise to be used by staff when seeking to obtain the various goods and services necessary to fulfil the institution’s purpose of teaching and research. 

Alternatively, if a centralised-type procurement structure is in place, the vision may be to participate in the institution's day-to-day procurement activities ensuring that the central Procurement Office adds value and helps ensure that optimum value for money is achieved.