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22nd June 2023 10:30 - 11:15 Online
UKUPC members are invited to attend the Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) framework launch webinar.


This SSSNA framework launch webinar is led by SUPC and open to members of HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC, SUPC and APUC.


Introducing the SSSNA framework

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our re-tendered Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) to UKUPC members. This improved agreement provides a compliant and responsible route for universities to procure servers, storage and solutions, including converged infrastructure and end to end solutions.

Offering a cost-effective procurement option with access to a wide range of reputable suppliers, SUPC expects over £250m in university and public sector spend throughout the four-year framework. The agreement will run from 1 February 2023 until 31 January 2025, with the option to extend by a further 2 years.

What’s covered by the SSSNA framework?

• Lot 1: Servers

• Lot 2: Storage

• Lot 3: Solutions (Converged and Hyper converged)

• Lot 4: Solutions (HPC and DIC)

• Lot 5: Resellers

Further information

Full agreement details including awarded suppliers and how to use the agreement are available through the HE Contracts Database. For further information about the framework, please contact or call us on: 0118 378 4304.

Launching the framework, new Head of SUPC Leigh Kopec says:

“It’s vital we continue to strengthen corporate social responsibility throughout HE procurement. This new SSSNA framework shows our commitment to working with suppliers that share these aims. Collaborating with Electronics Watch is an important step in the process and provides enhanced monitoring at a framework level. This will help us work closely with suppliers to encourage greater transparency and make continuous improvements to workers’ rights in the supply chain.”

About SUPC

At Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC), we help universities and colleges buy smarter. Members use our frameworks and support services to make sure their procurement activities deliver value for money to students, staff and wider communities. We are part of the SUMS group, which also includes SUMS Consulting and the Procurement Shared Service. The SUMS group provides procurement and consultancy solutions to the higher education sector.

Explore more benefits of SUPC membership here.


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