Here are a selection of testimonials from our Members.
"Through LUPC, libraries have the support of professional and neutral staff in negotiations with suppliers and in the maintenance of contracts once they have been awarded. LUPC stays on top of legislative developments that affect us and monitors the effectiveness of the agreements.
"Libraries benefit greatly from being a member of a large consortium able to negotiate on behalf of all its members, particularly smaller specialist libraries which might not have the financial clout to negotiate favourable deals on their own. My library regards its membership of LUPC as crucial."
Information Resources Manager, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library
"LUPC was incredibly receptive to our concerns and has acted quickly [to resolve them] with our supplier. I must say I’m impressed."
IT Development Manager, Croydon College
"The LUPC Temporary Staff framework has provided LSBU with a flexible and easy to use agreement, which has helped us to develop a long-term strategy on the use of temporary agency staff. The quality of candidates and service provided across the lots is of a high standard. Overall, the consortium provides contract management support for key areas, adopts an inclusive approach and communicates effectively with its members."
Strategic Procurement Officer, London South Bank University
“Tendering our requirements collaboratively through LUPC gave us access to a vast range of expertise and experience, and allowed us to rate suppliers to a level of detail which we would never have been able to achieve on our own.”
Purchasing Manager, School of Oriental & African Studies
“LUPC has continued to provide a professional service to the LSE. The increased portfolio offering has ensured that our savings have increased year on year.”
Purchasing Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Since joining LUPC's Legal Services agreement, The British Library has seen a 20% cost reduction per annum - approximately £40,000 - and a range of new added value services e.g. training, systems and innovative pricing mechanisms. This collaborative process has aggregated demand and led to better rates, and a full range of competent suppliers across the complete legal spectrum. The British Library was delighted with the outcome and performance of LUPC.”
Head of Procurement, British Library