LUPC’s Commodity Groups bring together procurement and other professionals drawn from the Membership, with a special interest or expertise in a particular category of goods or services.
LUPC Commodity Groups identify the need, compile specifications and submit sourcing strategies to Executive Committee for approval. Often they will be involved in drafting tender documentation and evaluating tender submissions from suppliers. Usually chaired by a Member representative, each Group is supported by one of LUPC’s team of Senior Contracts Managers.
Commodity Groups are also key to managing relationships with suppliers on behalf of the Consortium, involving supplier performance and product development.
Some categories are managed nationally or inter-regionally in collaboration with other purchasing consortia. These may be supported by National Working Parties or commodity groups in our partner consortia.