Committing to responsible procurement in tough times
Member Update(5-minute read) Author: Leigh Kopec, Head of SUPC Whether directed by public legislation or organically shaped by an organisation’s internal and external stakeholders, sustainability is a critical component of strategic thinking and touches all sectors.
(National) Education Recruitment Advertising and Resourcing Services Framework Launch (NERARS)
Member UpdateWe’re pleased to announce the launch of our re-tendered (National) Education Recruitment Advertising and Resourcing Services (NERARS) Framework to SUPC members. Led by Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and tendered in conjunction…
SUPC publishes its Impact Report for 2021/22
Member Update(10-minute read) We are happy to share our Impact Report for 2021/22. It highlights how members have been making the most of their SUPC memberships and how the SUPC team…
Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) framework launch
Member UpdateWe’re pleased to announce the launch of our re-tendered Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) to SUPC members. This improved agreement provides a compliant and responsible route for universities to procure servers, storage…
An unlikely cash drain – are procurement thresholds costing universities?
BlogMost university finance and procurement policies require users to obtain multiple quotations when purchasing from ‘non-contracted’ suppliers. In some cases this is to comply with EU Procurement Directives but for most purchases these policies are…
New Head of Marketing and Communications joins SUMS Group
Member UpdateThe SUMS Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Parsley as its new Head of Marketing and Communications. Rob adds valuable expertise in content strategy, stakeholder engagement, behavioural insights, and product development. His…
SUMS Group Appoints New Head of SUPC
The SUMS Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Leigh Kopec to the newly created role of Head of SUPC, where he will assume responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership of procurement…
SUMS Group’s Strategic Partnership with EAUC
University students and staff increasingly expect to see what actions their institutions are taking to become sustainable organisations and contribute towards building a sustainable future. The expectations of many partners, funders and wider society are…