Procurement Policies and Procedures
LUPC and its Members are Contracting Authorities under EU Procurement Directives and UK public procurement regulations. All our framework agreements and contracts are EU-compliant.
The Consortium seeks to conduct business in a fair, open and transparent manner, upholding the highest standards of integrity and business ethics. Our Director and all our Senior Contracts Managers are qualified Members of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and as such are bound by CIPS’s Code of Professional Ethics.
LUPC’s Guide to Sourcing and Managing Suppliers
Competitive tender processes allow us to select those suppliers whose products or services offer best value. Agreements are then managed through to contract expiration or termination. During the management phase, we work with suppliers to improve the quality of the service offering and reduce overall costs. We aim to develop our supplier base to meet our long-term strategic goals.
Our Guide to Sourcing and Managing Suppliers sets out our procurement process at a high level. The Guide sets out the steps necessary in preparation for a tender exercise; the actual tender process itself and sets out the basis for implementation and ongoing management of our framework agreements and contracts.
Download LUPC’s full Guide to Sourcing and Managing Contracts and OJEU flowchart.
Read more about current timescales and thresholds for EU procurement