Buying Platform

​​​Brisbane Catholic Education Online Buying Platform


Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) is introducing an online Buying Platform to improve the overall purchasing experience using a modern and intuitive eProcurement platform and make it easier to do business with BCE.

We have partnered with Unimarket, an industry leading organisation of core purchasing systems, to provide a seamless user-friendly Buying Platform that will ensure consistency in purchases across all schools and operating units.

Unimarket is a cloud-based procurement platform which will streamline a range of quoting and ordering processes for our suppliers.

What are the benefits to suppliers?

Customer Service / A​​ccount Management

  • Suppliers and customers benefit from increased buyer visibility, compliance to contracts, process efficiency, quicker payment, and fewer issues/exceptions.

  • Along with the efficiencies gained by using Unimarket, the cost and resources involved in procurement are reduced, allowing customers and Suppliers to concentrate on targeting/eliminating maverick spending and increasing compliance and preferred Supplier throughput.

  • Unimarket promotes contract compliance and best practice.


  • Unimarket offers hosted catalogues, punchouts, and structured RFQ/RFX's instead of phone calls, faxes, and intermittent emails.

  • Immediate invoice matching for customers means that Suppliers are often paid quicker.


  • Significant reduction in errors and downstream matching issues when the right product or service is purchased at the right price, at the right time.

  • Product and service information, availability, and pricing are maintained by Suppliers.


  • One formal business process to support many customers instead of variable informal ones per buyer.

  • One channel to sell through instead of many erratic ones for the same customers.


  • BCE (the customer) can access a 'one‐stop' shop rather than going to many supplier websites.

  • All on-account purchases go through a controlled channel.

​Existing BCE suppliers will receive an email invitation from Unimarket to register company/business details on the Unimarket supplier marketplace. Supplier registration will occur in stages between June - December 2023. 

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This is an exciting time for Brisbane Catholic Education, and we're excited to work closely with Unimarket and our suppliers to improve the procure to pay experience for our schools and Brisbane Catholic Education Office.

Should you have any questions about the Unimarket registr​ation process, please contact us by email at​.​

Further information

Unimarket press release 15 December 2022:  Brisbane Catholic Education chooses Unimarket as its eProcurement partner.