Our Partners

LUPC beleives in close working relationships with a number of key partners to offer our Members the very best service. 

Regional Consortia

LUPC offers our Members more than 100 supply agreements, however we don’t tender all these ourselves. We work closely with the five other national HE purchasing consortia to tender agreements and share them reciprocally across all our memberships, thus maximising our resources and the portfolio of agreements we can offer.

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)

NEUPC is the higher education professional buying organisation serving universities and colleges in the North East of England.  It is part of the English National Purchasing Consortium (ENPC).

W: neupc.ac.uk

Tel: 0113 344 3957

        

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)

NWUPC is the higher education professional buying organisation serving universities and colleges in the North West of England.  It is part of the English National Purchasing Consortium (ENPC).

W: nwupc.ac.uk

Tel:  0161 234 8000

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

(SUPC)

SUPC is the higher education professional buying organisation serving universities and colleges in Southern England.  It is part of the English National Purchasing Consortium (ENPC).

W: supc.ac.uk

Tel: 0118 935 7081

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC)

APUC is the higher education professional buying organisation serving universities and colleges in Scotland. 

W: apuc-scot.ac.uk

Tel: 0131 442 8930

  
Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales (HEPCW)

HEPCW is the higher education professional buying organisation serving universities and colleges in Wales. 

W: hepcw.ac.uk

Tel: 029 2087 4016

Other Related Organisations

Software Agreements

Here you'll find a complete list of the Software Agreements that have been negotiated by Eduserv following requests from the academic community.

W: eduserv.org.uk/services/Chest-Agreements

Tel: 01225 474 300

Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (formerly Government Procurement Service) aims to maximise the value for money obtained by government departments and other public bodies through the procurement and supply of goods and services.

W: gov.uk/government/organisations/crown-commercial-service

Tel:  0345 410 2222

The Higher Education Procurement Association

HEPA aims to advance professional procurement in UK universities and is a partnership of the regional purchasing consortia and BUFDG. It offers a range of resources and training to support the work of anyone involved in purchasing goods and services across universities.

W: hepa.ac.uk

The Energy Consortium (TEC)

TEC is a not-for-profit membership organisation purchasing gas and electricity for over 85% of UK universities, many FE colleges, and the wider public sector.

 

W: tec.ac.uk

Tel: 0121 483 1963

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO)

TUCO Purchasing Ltd is an inter-regional catering purchasing consortium of higher and further education institutions within the United Kingdom.

W: tuco.org

Tel: 0161 713 3420

Catering related procurement within HEIs in London is conducted through the London Universities Caterers Association (LUCA), a regional member of The Universities Caterers Organisation (TUCO). Further information about LUCA can be obtained by contacting 0845 864 5280/5259.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

CIPS exists to promote and develop high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in purchasing and supply chain management. CIPS assists individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole.

W: cips.org

Tel: 01780 756 777