|19th October 2020|
During 2019, the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) worked collaboratively to develop a spreadsheet detailing the Brexit risks associated with the supply of products and services from Framework contracts. As Brexit draws closer, we are now revisiting this exercise to provide you with a new concise document highlighting areas of concern. This activity enables us to focus our time on addressing and managing issues at framework level and will give you information to allow you to prioritise your activity on areas of strategic importance to your organisation. Work on the detail is underway, suppliers will be contacted with a range of questions relating to risk, including Labour, Supply Chain, Regulatory and Commercial aspects.
UKUPC intend to make these available via an online portal for which access details will be shared shortly.
The questions which will be raised with the suppliers are available to download below should you wish to adopt a similar approach with locally contracted suppliers.
Brexit Event – 21 October
HEPA’s next time to talk session on 21st October will include a presentation from David Hansom of Clyde and Co, covering the current state of understanding re implications for Procurement regulations beyond 2021. David will also be available to answer questions.
21 October @ 10:00 – 10:30, Brexit and Procurement with Clyde & Co.
Making sense of Brexit; where are we now for the higher education sector? Led by Clyde & Co partner and co-head of global education David Hansom, this session will cover:
- Update on the current negotiations, state of play and direction of travel
- What happens, when, in a ‘no deal’ outcome? What are the impacts on EU funding, state aid regulation, current projects, procurements activity and student recruitment?
- What to do now. Many institutions have already undertaken Brexit resilience work to examine their supply chains and put contingencies in place. What are the other practical solutions to the uncertainty?
- Questions and answers