About Us

LUPC is a not-for-profit professional buying organisation owned by our members, for our members. Established in 1968, our sole aim is to secure best possible value for our members in the procurement of goods and services, without causing harm to others. LUPC’s membership is made up of universities and colleges of higher and further education, as well as other not-for-profit organisations in the education, arts, science, charity, and wider public sectors.

We are one of six regional higher education purchasing consortia in the UK working collaboratively alongside other specialist sector purchasing organisations, and are known collectively as UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC). Together we tender and manage more than 100 EU-compliant framework agreements for our members to use.

LUPC is a company limited by guarantee and is funded from membership subscriptions and marketing premiums added to some of our agreements.

LUPC's small team is based at its Fitzrovia office location and works in conjunction with procurement professionals and other experts from our membership base.