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Collaboration Updates from your UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC)  

Collaboration Updates from your UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC)

Members can now download the new UKUPC Newsletter below.   This is the first of two updates you will receive this year outlining how your local consortium collaborates nationally with other consortia to deliver more benefits and greater value to you as a member. The banner under which the conso..

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New Financial Services Agreement Now Live  

New Financial Services Agreement Now Live

NWUPC have recently awarded a national framework agreement for Financial Services open to members of all university purchasing consortia.   The agreement will run from 1st  August 2019 until 31st July 2021 with the option to extend for two one-year periods; 31st July 2022 and 2023.    It ..

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High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) Agreement Now Live  

High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) Agreement Now Live

NWUPC have recently awarded a national framework agreement for High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) open to members of all university purchasing consortia.   The agreement will run from 1st  August 2019 until 31st July 2021 with the option to extend for two, (1 year) extensions until 2023. ..

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New Travel Management Services Agreement Now Live  

New Travel Management Services Agreement Now Live

SUPC members and universities across the UK can now access the new Travel Management Services Agreement, led by SUPC.  This agreement, which replaces previous iterations, provides a compliant route to market and a collaborative procurement channel for an estimated £700 million in university spen..

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Helping University Procurement Departments Prepare for Brexit  

Helping University Procurement Departments Prepare for Brexit

As university staff will no doubt be aware, Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it very clear that he is prepared to allow for the UK to leave the EU on a “no-deal” basis.  This will have a number of implications and ramifications, some of which will need to be considered ..

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Framework Update: Apple Equipment & Services (National)  

Framework Update: Apple Equipment & Services (National)

Apple Equipment & Services (National)   Supplier review meetings held with all of the resellers in May 2019. The Agreement is now in its final year and will be renewed. The tender process is likely to start in late summer 2019. New products in the iMac and MacBook Pro ranges wer..

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Framework Update: SSSNA and SLRA  

Framework Update: SSSNA and SLRA

Servers, Storage & Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA)  Software Licence Resellers Agreement (SLRA)   Letters have been issued to all suppliers on both SSSNA and SLRA for arrangements to extend the agreements. SSSNA will be extended for 12 months commencing on 1st November 2019 a..

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Cleaning & Janitorial Framework Now Live  

Cleaning & Janitorial Framework Now Live

NEUPC have recently awarded a multi-regional agreement (also available to SUPC, LUPC and HEPCW members).    The framework covers Cleaning and Janitorial Supplies, including cleaning supplies, cleaning chemicals, disposable paper products, soap/hand cleansers and laundry products.   The cont..

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Office, Computer and Library Supplies Framework Now Live  

Office, Computer and Library Supplies Framework Now Live

NWUPC have recently awarded a national framework agreement for Office, Computer and Library Supplies. The agreement started on 1st August 2019 for two years until 31st July 2021 with the option to extend for a further two years until the final date of 31st July 2023.   The agreement continues w..

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Broadcast Equipment and Integration Services Agreement Now Live  

Broadcast Equipment and Integration Services Agreement Now Live

NWUPC has awarded a national framework agreement for Broadcast Equipment and Integration Services. The agreement will run from 1st July 2019 until 30th June 2021 with the option to extend for two (2) years until 30th June 2023.   This collaborative agreement is a new area for the sector and is ..

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Life Science Equipment Agreement Now Live  

Life Science Equipment Agreement Now Live

The Life Science Equipment framework, a national agreement open to members of all university purchasing consortia, is now live. This agreement fills the gap amongst other STEMed agreements with a single EU-compliant framework designed specifically for the HE and wider public sector.   The agree..

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How Effective is your Procurement Function? Find out with PMA+  

How Effective is your Procurement Function? Find out with PMA+

What is the Procurement Maturity Assessment (PMA)+ A Procurement Maturity Assessment is an independent detailed assessment of your procurement function and provides you with a bespoke action plan for improvement, a baseline to measure improvements, as well as benchmark scores against similar inst..

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Valued Added Services for Members  

Valued Added Services for Members

Once again in 2019/20, SUPC is making a series of significantly discounted Value Added Services available to members as part of their subscription renewal process.  The services are available to support members in delivering the most value from their procurement activities and include: Supply..

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Understanding the Augar Review  

Understanding the Augar Review

Many members will likely be aware that the much-anticipated Augar Review of Post-18 Education and Funding was published at the end of May.  While the headline recommendations in the report have now made the rounds - and those who haven't yet read the 216-page report can skim it here - there is a ..

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New Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Services Agreement Live  

New Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Services Agreement Live

SUPC members and the wider HE and public sectors can now access the new Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Services Agreement, led by SUPC.   This agreement brings together, for the first time on a national level, both temporary and permanent recruitment services into a single EU-compliant fram..

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