23rd April 2020

30th April – LUPC & SUPC Conference Webinars

Sponsored by CDW

Following on from our COVID-19 webinars on the 15th April, our second set of LUPC and SUPC Conference Webinars took place on 30th April. We had over 200 members from the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) join us online over the day.

The morning started with a presentation by Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells, Professor of Economic Law at the University of Bristol Law School. Albert’s session covered the challenges and opportunities for UK procurement during and after the COVID-19 crisis. This was followed by how to manage cyber and data protection risk for your institution; a webinar led by Phil Webster and Archie Ghinn of insurance broker, Gallagher.

In the afternoon, SUPC’s Jayne Thorn gave us an overview on making the most from frameworks during COVID-19 and HEPA’s Ashley Shelbrooke informed of the Higher Education Procurement Association (HEPA) resources that are available to our members.  

Fola Ikpehai of SUMS Consulting closed the day with another excellent interactive webinar on Change Management Part 2: Beyond COVID-19 – Preparing for a New Normal.

15th April – LUPC & SUPC COVID-19 Impact Webinars

Sponsored by VWV

On the 15th April, over 150 members from the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) took part in the first-ever national webinar delivered by LUPC and SUPC.  The day’s programme focused on issues arising due to COVID-19, with the aim of providing much-needed support and guidance to members during this particular time.

The morning session included three webinars delivered by legal services framework provider, VWV,  and covered guidance on PPN 01-20 and 02-20, force majeure, frustration and contract management and a VWV Q&A panel session. SUMS Consulting led the afternoon sessions with interactive presentations on successful change management and personal resourcefulness during COVID-19.

Feedback on the webinars has so far been positive, and we look forward to seeing the full survey responses so they can inform future events.

Webinar Recordings

We now have a new LUPC and SUPC Events YouTube Channel.

This has been created to host our webinar recordings so members can access them at their leisure. Webinars from the 15th and 30th April are ready to view.