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New Furniture Reuse and Recycle Agreement  

New Furniture Reuse and Recycle Agreement

Members can now access a new national framework for Furniture Reuse and Recycling. Established to provide full end to end provision for furniture storage, reuse and recycling, the framework has sustainability at its core.The framework covers the refurbishment of furniture; removal, storage and ret..

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COUP Keynotes Announced!  

COUP Keynotes Announced!

Exciting Keynote Speakers Announced for the Conference On University Purchasing (COUP) 2017! The premier event for anyone who works in the procurement Higher Education Sector, this September our colleagues at the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium (Wales), will be welcoming HE procurement pro..

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Access the National CIPS Study Centre  

Access the National CIPS Study Centre

Further Your Career with NEUPC's Study Centre   Employing suitably qualified procurement staff is vital for universities to deliver efficiencies and value for money, but a skills shortage in the profession means some institutions find filling these positions a challenge.   Since September ..

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New Executive and Senior Strategic Search and Recruitment Services Agreement  

New Executive and Senior Strategic Search and Recruitment Services Agreement

SUPC members can now access the national Executive and Senior Strategic Search Recruitment Services Agreement, which went live in April 2017 and expires in April 2020.    The agreement covers: Executive and senior academic roles Professional services director roles Senior professional r..

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New NETpositive Training Available  

New NETpositive Training Available

Learn How Best to Use this Supplier Sustainability Management Tool In conjunction with NETpositive Futures, SUPC is offering a series of basic and advanced in-person training courses on the NETpositive Supplier Sustainability Management Tool.  Members who have signed up to use the tool, or tho..

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SUPC Awards One of the Largest Value Global Book Agreements for HE Sector  

SUPC Awards One of the Largest Value Global Book Agreements for HE Sector

SUPC, with its English and Welsh Higher Education (HE) consortia partners, has recently awarded a national agreement for Books, eBooks, Standing Orders and Related Materials.  The agreement, which will run from 1 August 2017 – 31 July 2019, is one of the largest value global book agreements, wo..

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New Agreement for Antibodies and Sera Now Available  

New Agreement for Antibodies and Sera Now Available

SUPC has awarded the first collaborative agreement for the HE sector to cover antibodies and sera, an incredibly important area for university and public sector research laboratories that accounts for an estimated £60 million a year in expenditure.  The agreement, which runs from 1 July 2017 –..

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SUPC Appoints New Interim Head of Consortium  

SUPC Appoints New Interim Head of Consortium

SUPC is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Hill to the role of Interim Head of SUPC.  Simon is a highly motivated procurement professional, with significant commercial and change management experience gained through roles in the private, consultancy and not-for-profit sectors.  He is ..

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Building Better Relationships between Procurement and Estates  

Building Better Relationships between Procurement and Estates

In 2015/16 SUPC members spent £1.08 billion on estates.  This covered everything from minor works and regulatory testing all the way up to major building projects and infrastructure development.  With this vast amount of spend, the importance of Procurement Departments working closely with Esta..

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What Can a Business Manager Bring to Procurement?  

What Can a Business Manager Bring to Procurement?

Five years ago the University of Reading undertook a review of procurement activities, with a view to developing a strategic focus that enabled and supported departments across the institution to reduce costs and improve outcomes of third party spend. Since this time, the University has also under..

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Another Standout Event - LUPC/SUPC Conference 2017  

Another Standout Event - LUPC/SUPC Conference 2017

With this year's LUPC/SUPC Conference now behind us, it's time to take stock.  This year's event, the second joint event hosted by SUPC and our sister consortium LUPC, was our biggest yet, drawing 300 delegates and 61 exhibitors to our new venue at the prestigious County Hall on London's South Ba..

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New Legal Services Agreement Live  

New Legal Services Agreement Live

Members can now access a new national Legal Services framework agreement to cover requirements across a range of specialist areas including property, human resources, dispute resolution, governance, commercial and student matters.  In addition, there is a one-stop-shop lot to support members wit..

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New Asbestos Consultancy and Services Agreement for HE Sector  

New Asbestos Consultancy and Services Agreement for HE Sector

Members can now access the newly launched national agreement for Asbestos Consultancy and Associated Services.  The agreement, which runs from 03 April 2017 to 02 April 2019, brings new services to the sector via an EU-compliant framework providing regional coverage for best and bespoke service. ..

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SUPC Recruits New Head of Consortium, Fixed Term (1 Year)  

SUPC Recruits New Head of Consortium, Fixed Term (1 Year)

SUPC is recruiting a new Head of Consortium to lead and manage all aspects of SUPC services, including its commercial contracting activities; acting as a contracting authority. The new head will ensure SUPC helps its members secure value-for-money and deliver sustainable benefits through their pro..

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SUPC is Hiring!  

SUPC is Hiring!

SUPC is looking for a new Category Manager to join our dynamic team.  The new Category Manager will work with members, other sector stakeholders and the supply market to develop and deliver category strategies, to meet users' needs, maximise value for money and deliver sustainable cost savings. ..

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