The 30% Campaign
LUPC is leading a campaign to help the Higher Education sector meet Universities UK's target to channel 30% of non-pay spend through effective collaborative procurement.
As part of English National Procurement, we will be helping Higher Education Members to collaborate on agreements, drive efficiency and use the sector’s large joint purchasing power more effectively.
On this page, Members will find regular news, resources and training information to help them meet this target in their own institutions.
Read more about the 30% target and why it's important (pages 58-65)
If you have any questions, contact LUPC director Andy Davies, tel: 020 7863 1691.
Do you struggle to get buyers across departments buying off frameworks? Do people tell you they have 'unique' purchasing needs that mean collaborative agreements just won't work for them? Are your colleagues wedded to their existing supplier, despite the opportunity for greater value for money?
LUPC has produced a short video to help Members sell the benefits of collaborative frameworks to institutional buyers, and therefore help meet the 30% target.
Why use collaborative agreements? A simple guide to help Members persuade and inform buyers in their institutions.
Procurement Maturity Assessments
A Procurement Maturity Assessment (PMA) is an independent detailed assessment of your procurement function and provides you with a bespoke action plan for improvement, a baseline to measure improvements, as well as a benchmark with similar institutions.
The purpose of this is to help institutions to understand and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their procurement functions which can, in turn, lead to significant efficiency savings.
LUPC's partner consortia, SUPC, are able to offer all English higher education institutions an initial PMA, and a reassessment the following year for £1000 + VAT. For further details visit SUPC's website.
"The Procurement Maturity Assessment developed by SUPC Shared Service enables universities to analyse and implement procurement best practice. The purpose of the exercise is to provide procurement staff with a practical action plan to improveprocurement performance. At the University of Huddersfield our pilot study has proved to be a very valuable project which promises much for the future contribution of procurement to the organisation."
Andrew McConnell, Finance Director,University of Huddersfield
"The procurement shared service undertook a category spend analysis and highlighted areas where we could immediately make some savings. We now have the knowledge to prepare a business case for more procurement resources to achieve greatervalue for money"
Mary O’Sullivan, Director of Finance &Planning, The Arts University College at Bournemouth.
Case study: Royal College of Music
The Royal College of Music has kindly agreed to share a case study with other Members on how it increased its collaborative spend from just 2% of non-pay spend in 2008/09, to 20% in 2011/12.
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