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The University of Otago is currently undertaking a project to enhance its use of Unimarket, a cloud-based procurement platform. This project will transform a range of quoting, buying and invoice processes for you as a supplier.

The new system went live on 17 April 2023.

How does this affect you as a Supplier to the University?

In line with common industry practice, the University will be issuing purchase orders for approved spend. You must receive (or require) a purchase order to ensure seamless invoice processing and payment. The University will generally not process supplier invoices without a purchase order number, unless you obtain prior agreement with our purchasing team.

We are also establishing standardised online methods for providing invoices to the University. Sending invoices directly to individual staff members will no longer be acceptable and will result in delays in payment.

The University will be using the Unimarket platform to store and verify information about suppliers securely, and also as a tool to communicate with you.

We have prepared a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)s to help answer some of the common questions we have received during the Unimarket project.

Unimarket Supplier Onboarding FAQs (PDF)

This will be updated as required as we move into the next phase of the project. You can also find more generic information about Unimarket here:

Unimarket website

This is an exciting time for the University, and we look forward to working closely with you to ensure our enhanced procure-to-pay solution meets all your needs and ours moving forward.


If you have any questions, please contact:


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