New Supplier Questionnaire (SQ) in operation from 1 April 2023 – PPN 03/23Mar 24 2023
Are you ready for the new Standard Questionnaire (SQ) effective from 1 April 2023?
UKUPC Conference 2023 – Bookings now open!Mar 20 2023
We are excited to announce that the UKUPC Conference 2023 will be taking place this 6-7 September 2023 at the University of Exeter. Join us for the only HE-specific national conference on procurement!
(National) Education Recruitment Advertising and Resourcing Services Framework Launch (NERARS)Mar 14 2023
LUPC members can now access the re-tendered (National) Education Recruitment Advertising and Resourcing Services (NERARS) Framework.
UKUPC Market Insight Document: March ’23 issue now availableMar 8 2023
The latest version of the UKUPC Market insight document - March 2023 is now available.
LUPC launches CIPS Student Support Group Catch UpFeb 27 2023
Join LUPC Senior Category Manager, Justin McLoughlin, to discuss your CIPS qualification journey with other members and consortia staff going through the same experience.
UKUPC Annual Impact StatementFeb 22 2023
UKUPC is pleased to present the UKUPC Annual Impact Statement for 2021-22. Throughout the year, UKUPC partners, APUC; HEPCW; LUPC; NEUPC; NWUPC; SUPC; TEC; and TUCO, have continued to collaborate strongly, sharing resources and expertise to provide benefits to its members.
Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) Framework LaunchFeb 15 2023
LUPC members can now access the re-tendered Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) led by SUPC.
Combating trafficking in human beings & labour exploitation in supply chains - Guidance for OSCE Procurement - Second editionFeb 14 2023
The second edition of the OSCE Guidance on public procurement and human trafficking is out now.
LUPC publishes its Annual Review for 2021-2022Jan 17 2023
Our Annual Review for 2021-2022 has been sent to members via email today and it is also publicly available on our website.
LUPC Carbon emission report 2021-2022Jan 16 2023
Following on from LUPC’s preliminary carbon emissions calculations for 2020-21, the first official set of carbon emissions has been calculated for the period 1st August 2021 – 31st July 2022.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2023!Dec 22 2022
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The LUPC Office will be closed from Friday 23 December with the team returning on Tuesday 3 January.
New recruits to the LUPC TeamDec 21 2022
A very warm welcome to the newest recruits to the LUPC Team.
Transforming Public Procurement Update - December 2022Dec 20 2022
We are sharing this Procurement Bill update from the Government Commercial Function (GCF) in the interests of our members and suppliers.
LUPC publishes its Modern Slavery Statement for 2021-22Dec 19 2022
LUPC has today published its eighth Modern Slavery Statement (MSS) covering 2021-22.
UKUPC Market Insight Document: December ’22 issue now availableDec 1 2022
UKUPC members can now access the latest market insight document produced by UKUPC category managers.
LUPC Vacancy: Procurement Manager – 6 months fixed term postNov 24 2022
We have an exciting new vacancy for an experienced and enthusiastic Procurement Manager, with an initial focus on the delivery of ad hoc procurement requirements for our members.
Annual Member Benefit Reports issued to Full MembersNov 10 2022
All full members of LUPC will have received their annual member benefit report this week.
NEW National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA) ITS5071 LU now liveNov 4 2022
The latest iteration of the National Desktop and Notebook Agreement is now available to UKUPC members.
We're recruiting for a Data Analyst!Oct 21 2022
Come and join our friendly team as a Data Analyst.
UKUPC Conference 2023Oct 18 2022
We are excited to announce that the UKUPC Conference 2023 (formerly known as COUP) will be taking place 6 - 7 September 2023 at the University of Exeter.
UKUPC Modern Slavery SeriesOct 17 2022
To mark Anti-slavery week (17 – 23 October), UKUPC’s Responsible Procurement Network has developed five short videos to help raise awareness of the importance of eradicating Modern Slavery from society.
New: Sustainable Fleet Solutions Framework - VEH3137NWOct 7 2022
LUPC is delighted to announce Members now have access to the new Sustainable Fleet Solutions Framework - VEH3137NW.
UKUPC Responsible Procurement Strategy now available!Sep 16 2022
UK Universities Purchasing Consortia is proud to share the Responsible Procurement Strategy (UKUPC RP Strategy) #SDGs #GlobalGoalsWeek
LUPC Membership Survey Results for 2022 now availableSep 14 2022
Feedback on LUPC's performance is detailed in the LUPC Annual Membership Survey Report for 2022.
UKUPC Market Insight for September now availableSep 5 2022
The quarterly UKUPC Market Insight Document for September 2022 is now available.
LUPC retains its CIPS Corporate Ethics MarkAug 31 2022
LUPC has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Corporate Ethics Mark for the third year running.
UKUPC Newsletter July 2022Jul 20 2022
We are pleased to provide the next edition of our UKUPC newsletter to update you on our latest activity
New Graduation Services Framework now liveJul 15 2022
LUPC members can now access the Graduation Services (Gowns and Photography) framework agreement.
Everything you need to know about the Procurement BillJul 11 2022
As Members of the Lords continue their detailed check of the Procurement Bill, keep up to date with each stage of the Procurement Bill.
Welcome to new member – Richmond, the American International University in LondonJul 4 2022
The latest university to join LUPC is Richmond, the American International University in London
LUPC Board ElectionsJun 28 2022
LUPC is seeking nominations for board members elections. Are you at Director level or is there a Director within your organisation where there would be mutual benefit to being on the LUPC Board? If so, we hope you will consider standing yourself or share this article with a Director you may have identified.
Launch of the HE TOMs guidance and measurement frameworkJun 23 2022
Social Value Portal has launched its official Social Value guidance and measurement framework - HE TOMs (Higher Education Themes, Outcomes and Measures).
UK Procurement Bill goes to the committee stageJun 14 2022
The Procurement Bill goes to the committee stage tomorrow, Wednesday June 15th
LUPC welcomes new deputy director, Jasbinder Sandhu!Jun 13 2022
Jasbinder (Bindi) Sandhu is our new Deputy Director. She joins us from the University of the Arts London (UAL) where she was Head of Procurement.
LUPC launches Responsible Procurement Strategic Plan and commits to achieving net zeroJun 6 2022
Here at LUPC, we have finalised our new Responsible Procurement Strategic Plan, setting out our responsible procurement activity for the next 12 months and our commitment to be a net zero company.
Latest UKUPC Market Insight Document out now!Jun 1 2022
The latest quarterly UKUPC Market Insight Document for June 2022 is now available for members.
Key points from the second reading of the Procurement BillMay 26 2022
The second reading of the Procurement Bill took place in the House of Lords yesterday, a summary of the key points we feel important to note is provided, as well as a link to the full minutes for those interested.
UKUPC Impact StatementMay 18 2022
LUPC is pleased to bring you the 2020/21 UKUPC (UK Universities Purchasing Consortium) Impact Statement, highlighting how institutions have benefited through consortia collaboration.
Mental Health Awareness Week Day 4: TUCO & TECMay 12 2022
As part of UKUPC’s commitment to our members to share knowledge while supporting the wider procurement community, TUCO and TEC discuss best practice for optimal mental health and wellbeing.
UK Procurement Bill passing through ParliamentMay 12 2022
The new Procurement Bill is currently passing through Parliament, having had its first reading in the House of Lords yesterday.
Mental Health Support for Staff: #MentalHealthAwarenessWeekMay 11 2022
During Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to highlight the range of enablers UKUPC Members have access to - from frameworks, to training, to strategic planning – to support a mentally healthy staff.
UKUPC Mental Health Awareness Week: Day 2May 10 2022
On day two of Mental Health Awarness Week, APUC reflects on priorities for employee wellbeing.
UKUPC Mental Health Awareness Week: Day 1 - Mental Health and Wellbeing for the mind and body with NEUPC and NWUPCMay 9 2022
As part of UKUPC’s commitment to our members to share knowledge and best practice, while supporting the wider procurement community, we are delighted that NEUPC and NWUPC are kicking off Mental Health Awareness Week.
UKUPC: Mental Health Awareness Week 9 – 15 MayMay 6 2022
Over the next week UKUPC will be taking part in the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week, working together to support you, our members to focus on achieving good mental health.
Transforming Public Procurement - April 2022 UpdateMay 5 2022
We have received this communication from the Government Commercial Function and we are sharing it with our members who may find this useful.
Achilles Regulated Procurement Training Courses throughout May 2022Apr 7 2022
We'd like to share procurement training courses of interest to LUPC members, run by Achilles over the next couple of months.
Procurement Policy Note 01/22: Contracts with suppliers from Russia and BelarusMar 28 2022
A quick summary of Today's Procurement Policy Note (PPN) which sets out how contracting authorities can further cut ties with companies backed by the states of Russia and Belarus.