A not-for-profit professional buying organisation owned by its Members, for its Members
London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) is a not-for-profit professional buying organisation, owned by its Members, for its Members.
LUPC exists to generate savings and better value for our Members through the collaborative procurement of goods and services.
Established in 1968, LUPC is a not-for-profit professional buying organisation. LUPC’s core membership is made up of universities and colleges of higher education in and around the capital, as well as national organisations from the wider not-for-profit sector.
Our secure Members' area hosts information about our governance, commodity updates and specially negotiated deals with third party suppliers.
Approved suppliers to our agreements are selected following a full EU tender process. To find out more about opportunities to bid, and how to make the most of your position once on an agreement, please follow the links.
Resources, guidance and training are available here to support Members in their work. In addition, the LUPC team are always happy to help with specific queries.
From framework agreements led and managed in partnership with our Members, to nationwide procurement projects, LUPC is at the heart of the sector's collaborative efforts.
Membership of LUPC is open to universities and colleges in and around the capital, as well as other national not-for-profit, public and third-sector organisations from our neighbouring sectors in the arts, sciences and education.
Through our collaborative framework agreements – all of which are compliant with EU public procurement regulations – our Members purchase a wide range of products and services, from IT, library and laboratory equipment to temporary workers and business travel – see our full list of agreements on the left.