IT Category Management

Category Management has been adopted at UQ to provide a strategic approach to procurement, focused on the needs of specific categories of goods and services across the entire University. This allows effective management of demand, expenditure and vendor relationships, with the objective of achieving greater benefits for UQ. 

The role of IT Category Management

IT Category Management provides an IT procurement and purchasing framework that responds to the IT requirements of the UQ community, drives value for UQ and supports the UQ IT Strategy.

Key activities that enable IT Category Management to deliver value for UQ include:

  • Stakeholder Engagement: identifying UQ stakeholders and understanding their IT product and service needs;
  • Supply Market Analysis: conducting market analysis and establishing efficient and cost-effective sourcing channels;
  • Vendor Management: identifying, managing and strengthening key vendor relationships; and
  • IT Contract Management: documenting, managing and reviewing IT agreements. 

If you have any questions in relation to IT Category Management please email ITcategorymanagement@uq.edu.au

IT sub-categories

A number of sub-categories have been identified within the IT category. Procurement strategies and guidelines will be developed to meet the specific requirements of each sub-category:

  • Telecommunications 
  • Infrastructure Technology 
  • End User Computing 
  • Audio Visual
  • Software Licensing 
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Application Development and Web
  • Printers/Copiers
  • Mobile Phones
  • IT consultancy

IT procurement framework

For information about the IT procurement framework and associated guidelines and templates (currently under development), please visit the IT procurement and purchasing page:

IT procurement and purchasing

IT purchasing

For information about the purchasing process and product catalogue please visit the IT procurement and purchasing page:

IT procurement and purchasing

IT Contract Management

For information about the IT contract and vendor management framework and associated guidelines and templates (currently under development) please visit the IT procurement and purchasing page:

IT procurement and purchasing