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Procurement Shared Service: Helping You Meet Your Project Needs  

Procurement Shared Service: Helping You Meet Your Project Needs

The Procurement Shared Service (PSS) provides specialist procurement support to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to help them secure best value from their procurement activities. Recently though, the PSS offered its services to help an institution closer to home - SUPC - with one of our priori..

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Future Collaboration Project With LUPC  

Future Collaboration Project With LUPC

An update for you all on the progress of the LUPC/SUPC Future Collaboration Project.   Following the completion of Phase 1 and our feasibility study - which ran from September 2017 to May 2018 - LUPC and SUPC have decided to take Strategic Partnering forward to Phase 2.   Strategic Partneri..

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SUPC New Member Induction Day - Jun 2018  

SUPC New Member Induction Day - Jun 2018

SUPC's next New Member Induction day is set for Friday 15 June at the University of Reading. To learn more on how you can access the benefits of SUPC membership, connect with colleagues and share challenges and ideas - please book your place onto the event via the SUPC events page. To view an ..

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Now Live - Cash and Valuables in Transit Framework  

Now Live - Cash and Valuables in Transit Framework

Our consortia partner has recently awarded a new national Framework for Cash and Valuables in Transit. This agreement - which runs until March 2021 - covers the provision of cash and valuables in transit services, delivery of coin change, cash counting and processing, to carry cash between collect..

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SUPC & LUPC Conference Updates!  

SUPC & LUPC Conference Updates!

  As you may be aware, the SUPC & LUPC Conference & Exhibition will take place next month at County Hall, London on Thursday 24 May 2018. We have been busy here finalising an interesting and diverse programme for the day, to ensure we not only match the previous years' successful confer..

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Annual Efficiency Return: Headline Results in 2016-17  

Annual Efficiency Return: Headline Results in 2016-17

Good news, the headline results for the annual efficiency return are in! Recently, all HEFCE-funded providers were recently required to submit an annual efficiency return - collecting data on all of the efficiencies realised in the 2016-17 academic year.   Now that the data has been analysed, ..

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What is SUPC doing to prepare for GDPR?  

What is SUPC doing to prepare for GDPR?

As you may be aware The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect as of 25 May 2018.   SUPC is working with our partner UK HE procurement consortia to prepare for the upcoming GDPR compliance deadline. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement date is 25..

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The SUPC Annual Report is Now Available  

The SUPC Annual Report is Now Available

Great news. The SUPC Annual Impact Report is now available for all to view. Inside you will find all kinds of information about our organisation, from a review of SUPC's activities in the past year - to member-led case studies, benefits of SUPC membership and the streams of services we provide. T..

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New Electrical Materials Framework  

New Electrical Materials Framework

SUPC members can now access a multi-regional framework agreement for Electrical Materials and Associated Products and Services. The agreement will run from 01 February 2018 until 31 January 2021, with the option to extend for an additional one or two years.    The agreement includes, but is n..

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John Malloch Joins SUPC Procurement Shared Service  

John Malloch Joins SUPC Procurement Shared Service

The PSS team is pleased to welcome John Malloch as its newest team member. John is a procurement professional with 27 years' experience in the public and private sectors. John was the head of procurement at the University of Exeter for several years after procurement and supply chain roles in ener..

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National Catering Frameworks Launch Event  

National Catering Frameworks Launch Event

LUPC is hosting a free Members’ event on Thursday 19th April to launch two new national Catering Services agreements. Members can find out more about the agreement for Catering Consultancy Services (launched in September 2017) and Catering Outsourced Services (due for award March 2018). The ..

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Supporting Transformation with a Procurement Maturity Assessment  

Supporting Transformation with a Procurement Maturity Assessment

As we know, the HE sector has seen considerable change over the last few years and many institutions are undertaking transformation programmes to ensure they are well positioned for any further change ahead. Procurement should be considered a key component of these transformation programmes - as ..

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New Paper - Print and Specialist Agreement  

New Paper - Print and Specialist Agreement

Members can now access the new Paper - Pring and Specialist Agreement. The agreement will run from 01 January 2018 until 31 December 2019 - with the option to extend for up to two additional years until 31 December 2021, subject to supplier performance. Suppliers on the framework include: An..

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Discussion Thread on the Carillion Collapse  

Discussion Thread on the Carillion Collapse

British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) has a very interesting, on-going thread about the huge impact and implications of the Carillion financial collapse - in particular the growing risk to subcontractors and supply chains. If you are interested to see how or if you are impacted by t..

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SUPC Welcomes Two New Board Members!  

SUPC Welcomes Two New Board Members!

SUPC is pleased to announce it has two new board members. Robert Dumolo, Head of Procurement at the University of East Anglia and Lisa Jefferies, Director of Procurement at the University of Reading, will be representing the SUPC council as members of the SUPC board over a term of four years. On ..

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