LUPC & SUPC Joint Responsible Procurement Group meeting

LUPC & SUPC Joint Responsible Procurement Group event


Free and open to LUPC and SUPC members only.

The next joint LUPC & SUPC Responsible Procurement Group meeting will take place online on Wednesday 5 May from 14:00 - 16:00. This is a quarterly meeting for LUPC and SUPC members showcasing responsible procurement activity being undertaken across our combined memberships.

The meeting will cover LUPC and SUPC responsible procurement updates and is an opportunity for members to discuss the current challenges they are facing and how the group can assist with addressing them.

The main aim of these meetings is for our members to share their current experiences and challenges and there will also be a brief update on LUPC/SUPC/UKUPC activity. We would like this to be a time to learn from each other and also for us to find out how we can help you.

You can register here for the event. 

A link to attend the Teams meeting will be sent to registered participants the day before the meeting. During registration, please let us know of any topics you wish us to discuss during this meeting and this will inform the agenda.  See the agenda below:


14:00 - 14:10

Welcome, introductions, approval of previous minutes


14:10 – 14:40

Member Presentation

Catherine Morris, Environmental Adviser, and Mark Reed, Assistant Director of Finance (Procurement), University of Kent, will present to the group the University’s strategic approach to Sustainability and how this is approached through procurement.

Followed by a Q&A




SUPC and LUPC updates

Jayne Thorn, Head of Category Management Services, SUPC; and Marisol Bernal, Category Manager Responsible Procurement, LUPC


14:50- 14:55

UKUPC Update

Jayne Thorn, Head of Category Management Services, SUPC – as chair of the UKUPC Responsible Procurement Action Group


** 5 Minute Break**





Members round table

Q&A and Chat function to look at issues in the sector



Member Presentation – Sustain Code of Conduct

Sustain Group Member and Assistant Director Science Procurement at Kings College London, Darran Whatley.

Darran will provide the group with the history and overview of the document, the recent changes to the code, how this impacts upon frameworks usage and how members can use the code themselves.


Followed by a Q&A



Wrap up and thanks



5th May 2021 2:00 PM through  4:00 PM
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