SUPC and our UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) partners are all about collaboration – the eight UK consortia have teamed up to conduct our procurement activities with the goal of achieving financial and operational efficiencies, as well as sharing best practice.  By working together to harness the power of group purchasing, we are able to save time and money whilst also increasing our teams’ skills and capabilities which in turn benefits our members.  By integrating the efforts of our expert teams, we can provide savings, efficiencies and better service for all of the UKUPC community.

Visit the UKUPC website to learn more.

  • Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA)
    AHUA is the representative body for senior University managers (typically Registrars, Chief Operating Officers, Heads of Administration) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE)
    AUDE promotes excellence in the strategic planning, management, operation and development of Higher Education estates and facilities.
  • British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG)
    BUFDG represents the concerns and interests of higher education finance staff in the UK. They operate a special group – the Procurement Professionals Group (PPG) – that focuses on areas of interest to procurement professionals. BUFDG is a source of information and advice on finance and procurement, and members can pose questions or share experience through the BUFDG Forum.
  • Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)
    CPC is a purchasing consortium, owned and run by the FE sector.
  • Crown Commercial Service
    CCS plays an important role in helping the UK public sector save money when buying common goods and services
  • Consortium Procurement
    Consortium Procurement (CP) provides specialised Frameworks and Services to all public sector organisations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. CP delivers a suite of frameworks and dynamic purchasing covering Construction, Compliance & Asset Management, Independent Living and Financial Inclusion plus many more t
  • Higher Education Procurement Association (HEPA)
    HEPA is dedicated to supporting procurement teams and their related communities throughout higher education. It will provide a comprehensive range of tools, resources, training and events to enable the development and demonstration of value for money, efficiency and effectiveness for individuals, the function, and the wider sector.
  • Jisc
    Jisc is a government-funded organisation and provides network infrastructure for the research and education sectors
  • Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL)
    SCONUL represents all university libraries in the UK and Ireland, as well as national libraries and many of the UK’s colleges of higher education.
  • Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA)
    UCISA represents the whole of higher education, and increasingly further education, in the provision and development of academic, management and administrative information systems, providing a network of contacts and a powerful lobbying voice.
  • Universities UK (UUK)
    UUK is a membership-based organisation that provides leadership and support to its members who represent universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. UUK does this through lobbying and developing policy, advocating and campaigning on behalf of UK universities, coordinating sector-wide engagement on major issues and maintaining strong and proactive relationships with government, the private sector and sector agencies.