LUPC members have access to over 100 professionally arranged framework agreements covering a range of goods and services tailored to the specific requirements of our membership.
Should you require any assistance with using our frameworks, please contact the LUPC member of staff assigned to the particular framework agreement in the document below.
LUPC’s framework agreement tendering process
All of LUPC’s framework agreements go through a rigorous tendering process, typically taking between six and nine months, and carried out in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and The Public Procurement (Amendment etc.)(EU Exit) Regulations 2020.
Tenders in progress
LUPC works collaboratively through UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC), a formal partnership between APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC, SUPC, TEC and TUCO to support collaborative procurement within Higher Education. Listed below are current tenders being undertaken across UKUPC, and open to LUPC members:
- Graduation and Ceremonial Gowns, Photography and Event Services-National (expected to go live June 2022).
Contact: Joyce Kadri 0207 307 2763
- Servers, Storage & Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) (expected to go live July 2022). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
- Main Insurance Programme (exc. PA/Travel) (expected to go live 1 August 2022). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
- National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA) - National (expected go live date August 2022). Contact: Mike Kilner 0207 307 2768
Debt Recovery (expected to go live October 2022). Contact: Roy Dennis 0207 307 2772
UKUPC Contracting Plan (APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC, SUPC)
The UKUPC Contracting Plan provides an overview of all framework agreements that are contracted, in-progress (tender stage), scheduled or in the research process.
Tender Working Parties
LUPC invites members to join relevant Framework Tender Working Parties (TWPs). A TWP shapes and supports the delivery of our framework agreements, so individuals involved play a key role in ensuring the delivery of efficient and effective contracts which meets the needs of our membership. They are usually a mixture of consortia staff, member organisation’s procurement professionals and technical or specialist representatives.
From personal development to advantages for the organisation and suppliers, this document, developed by UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC), sets out the benefits to you of participating in TWPs and explains our promise to professionally support and deliver effective working groups.