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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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Occupational Health and Wellbeing for Students and Staff Framework Now Live!  

Occupational Health and Wellbeing for Students and Staff Framework Now Live!

We're pleased to announce the new national Occupational Health and Wellbeing for Students and Staff Framework reference PFB5052LU is now live for SUPC members to access. This is a two-year framework with the option to extend for a further 2 x 1 years. Full details are available on HE Contra..

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Framework Launch Events - Waste Management and Occupational Health - 2nd July 2019  

Framework Launch Events - Waste Management and Occupational Health - 2nd July 2019

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019 Timings: 09:00-13:00 Location: Student Central, Malet Street, London, W1T 7NZ Lunch will be provided   Free to Members of SUPC    *Both events will be running at the same time*   LUPC will be holding two free framework launch events on Tuesday 2 July 2019 for..

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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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BOOK NOW - SUPC New Member Induction Day - 14 June 2019  

BOOK NOW - SUPC New Member Induction Day - 14 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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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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