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NI Education Authority

The Education Authority (EA)is responsible for ensuring that efficient and effective primary and secondary education services are available to meet the needs of children and young people, and support for the provision of efficient and effective youth services.‚Äč

Unitas e-purchasing solution has been deployed to over 17 hospitals and 500 schools throughout N. Ireland and used by contract buyers to distribute contract catalogues across the diverse user base.


The solution covers central contract purchasing catalogues, requisitioning, purchasing and payments.  Distributed outlets can purchase and receipt online, whilst centralised payments and contract buying preserve central control.

  • Buyers save time with rapid buying patterns and online receipting eliminating paper work.
  • Head office saves time by updating prices and product contracts centrally with the information available instantly to all users.
  • Central visibility of receipting
  • Exception reporting on receipts provides quick visibility of incorrect quantities, wrong or substitute products supplied.
  • Central visibility of all Purchase orders- No rekeying at head office
  • Full online purchase analysis on quantity of products bought and cost allowing for better negotiation with suppliers.
  • Online library
  • Online messaging
  • Order, receipt, pay, measure, manage and compliance

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