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Another Standout Event - LUPC & SUPC Conference 2019  

Another Standout Event - LUPC & SUPC Conference 2019

Collaboration in Action   Last week on Thursday 16 May, LUPC & SUPC held our joint annual conference at the prestigious County Hall on London’s South Bank. This year was particularly exciting for both consortia as it was the first joint conference since SUPC and LUPC embarked on a strate..

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How your Procurement Teams are Delivering Value for Students  

How your Procurement Teams are Delivering Value for Students

Last month HEPA launched the report of this year’s Procurement Value Survey (PVS), which looks at the extent to which procurement teams influence spend and drive efficiency in the sector. 89 English universities responded, quoting an impactable spend total of £7.7bn. In some of the other mea..

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Modern Slavery Statement - Your Statutory Requirement  

Modern Slavery Statement - Your Statutory Requirement

In accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, your annual Slavery and Human Trafficking statements were due earlier this year.   Dr Olga Martin-Ortega will be producing her annual report in the next couple of months, which will, once again, review the content of the statements; howev..

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2019 Travel Management Services Tender Now Live  

2019 Travel Management Services Tender Now Live

The 2019 Travel Management Services tender is now live. Please let your incumbent suppliers know should they wish to bid on this opportunity.     This tender is to establish a multi-supplier framework for online and offline travel services to include business travel, student group travel, and..

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Property Safety and Security Framework Now Live!  

Property Safety and Security Framework Now Live!

Consortium Procurement have launched their new Property Safety and Security Framework. As added value for our members you can now access this agreement.   The agreement has 27 suppliers over 8 Lots: Find out more here.   Please log-in to view additional framework documents below.   Conso..

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Books Framework Agreement Extended  

Books Framework Agreement Extended

SUPC is pleased to confirm the Framework Agreement for books, e-books, standing orders and related materials has now been extended with all suppliers until 31 July 2021.   This will be reflected in the HE Contracts Database shortly and a new Buyers Guide will also be available. All contractual ..

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Vehicle Hire, Car Club and Leasing Framework Extended  

Vehicle Hire, Car Club and Leasing Framework Extended

The Vehicle Hire, Car Club and Leasing Framework has been extended by NWUPC until 31 March 2020. There is a further one year extension period available until 31 March 2021. HE Contracts has been updated to reflect the extension.   If you have any questions please contact

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SUPC New Member Induction Day - June 2019  

SUPC New Member Induction Day - June 2019

SUPC is holding its next New Member Induction Day on 14 June 2019 at the University of Reading. This is an opportunity for new staff members at SUPC member institutions to:   Meet the SUPC team Learn about agreements and services Find out how to get the most from frameworks Connect and ..

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COUP 2019 Delegate Bookings Now Open!  

COUP 2019 Delegate Bookings Now Open!

Booking for the 2019 Conference on University Purchasing is NOW OPEN!   BOOK HERE COUP 2019 will be held between the 3rd – 5th September 2019 at the University of Leicester. The conference provides a unique opportunity for Heads of Procurement, Category Managers and buyers from across th..

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TEC Conference and Celebratory Event  

TEC Conference and Celebratory Event

Energy & Education Connected – 25 Years of TEC Thursday 27 June 2019 Free to attend   TEC will be hosting their “Energy & Education Connected” conference at the Iconic Rep Theatre in Birmingham on the 27th June 2019. The event will be taking a glimpse into the future for energ..

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LUPC & SUPC Joint Library Group Meeting  

LUPC & SUPC Joint Library Group Meeting

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED   Following the implementation of the SUPC & LUPC Strategic Partnership, we're pleased to confirm we'll be hosting our first joint Library Group meeting for members at the London School of Economics and Political Science on Thursday 6 June.   This meeting ..

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DPS and Negotiated Procurement Procedures  

DPS and Negotiated Procurement Procedures

With information provided by Clyde & Co, SUPC has developed DPS and Negotiated Procedure training slides/reference guides for anyone needing additional information on these processes.    Members will need to log in to view the reference guides below.

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Brexit Supplier Assessment Update - 27 March  

Brexit Supplier Assessment Update - 27 March

Please find below the latest update with regards to the implications of Brexit on suppliers awarded on all UK university purchasing consortia (UKUPC) frameworks.   The supplier spreadsheet below is up-to-date as of 27 March 2019. Members will need to log in to view this document.   In additi..

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Purchasing Card Use in Universities  

Purchasing Card Use in Universities

A purchasing card (pcard) allows low-value goods and services to be procured at a significantly lower cost than traditional methods. They are usually issued to employees with the expectation that they will follow their organisation’s policies and procedures, including reviewing and approving tra..

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NEWS: Strategic Partnering Advisory Board  

NEWS: Strategic Partnering Advisory Board

The first Strategic Partnering Advisory Board meeting was held on Friday 8th March. The purpose of the board is to advise on the implementation and delivery of the collaboration activities arising from the Future Collaboration Project with Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC).   T..

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