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LUPC - a member of Procurement England Ltd.
Over 600 suppliers now enjoy the benefits of a relationship with LUPC:
How to register as a potential supplier
Owing to the high spend potential for LUPC's supply agreements, we are required to competitively tender all our framework agreements and contracts under EU public procurement regulations. This involves a process under which we advertise forthcoming agreements in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and then assess tender responses under strict guidelines. We must ensure that your company is capable of serving all LUPC’s Members and, for national contracts, across the UK higher education sector, with a high standard of quality and service and a commitment to competitive pricing. As a result, the tender process can take a period of six months or even longer.
LUPC uses the BravoSolution e-Sourcing Solution. We encourage all suppliers seeking to do business with LUPC to register with Bravo Solution, as it is our intention to notify all suppliers held within the database of relevant tendering opportunities. Please note that you will need to register your details under every business category you are interested in, as only these will be notified of a relevant tender opportunity.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all contact details within the Bravo Solution system are kept up to date under each relevant business category. We suggest you take time to look at the guidance below before registering.
Please note that registering alone does not mean you are a supplier to LUPC Members. It does not enable you to sell to our Members as an ‘approved’ supplier; companies may only do so once they have successfully been awarded a contract with LUPC following a full tender competiton.
Whilst LUPC shares a number of its agreements reciprocally with other UK higher education purchasing consortia, we do not tender all of these agreements ourselves. You will need to register with the relevant tendering consortium to be kept up to date on the next tender opportunity, as we do not share the same registration portal for suppliers. Please check the 'Co-ordinating body' against each agreement on our website; other consortia contact details are online .
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