GeM Testimonies from Universities and Colleges

‘GeM is an easy way to comply with financial regulations….you don’t need to be an expert to use it.’

-          Emma Griffin, Technical Officer University of West of England


‘Quick and Easy to use’

-          Michael Carlyon, Procurement Officer, Falmouth Exeter Plus


‘I use GeM even when I don’t know there is a contract – just in case I have missed something’

-          Helen Baker



One head of IT was able to save £8,000 by using GeM for their order of 90 PCs by identifying a better deal over their existing supplier


One institution saved £9,500 when ordering one item of audio visual equipment.



‘We at Reading University see the advantages of using the GeM eMarketplace in the way it allows members of staff to view the pricing from different contracted suppliers allowing buyers to compare and obtain the best deal.  It will also allow us to reduce our process costs and so make the whole process of purchasing goods and services more efficient.’

-          Andy Smart, Deputy Head of Procurement, Uni of Reading