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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 

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LUPC Membership Survey Results for 2022 now available

Sep 14 2022

Feedback on LUPC's performance is detailed in the LUPC Annual Membership Survey Report for 2022.

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UKUPC Market Insight for September now available

Sep 5 2022

The quarterly UKUPC Market Insight Document for September 2022 is now available. 

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LUPC retains its CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark

Aug 31 2022

LUPC has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Corporate Ethics Mark for the third year running.

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UKUPC Newsletter July 2022

Jul 20 2022

We are pleased to provide the next edition of our UKUPC newsletter to update you on our latest activity

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New Graduation Services Framework now live

Jul 15 2022

LUPC members can now access the Graduation Services (Gowns and Photography) framework agreement. 

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Everything you need to know about the Procurement Bill

Jul 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.

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Welcome to new member – Richmond, the American International University in London

Jul 4 2022

The latest university to join LUPC is Richmond, the American International University in London

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LUPC Board Elections

Jun 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.

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Launch of the HE TOMs guidance and measurement framework

Jun 23 2022

Social Value Portal has launched its official Social Value guidance and measurement framework  - HE TOMs (Higher Education Themes, Outcomes and Measures).

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UK Procurement Bill goes to the committee stage

Jun 14 2022

The Procurement Bill goes to the committee stage tomorrow, Wednesday June 15th

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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.

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LUPC launches Responsible Procurement Strategic Plan and commits to achieving net zero

Jun 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. 

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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. 

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Key points from the second reading of the Procurement Bill

May 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.

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UKUPC Impact Statement

May 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. 

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Mental Health Awareness Week Day 4: TUCO & TEC

May 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.

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UK Procurement Bill passing through Parliament

May 12 2022

The new Procurement Bill is currently passing through Parliament, having had its first reading in the House of Lords yesterday. 

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Mental Health Support for Staff: #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

May 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.

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UKUPC Mental Health Awareness Week: Day 2

May 10 2022

On day two of Mental Health Awarness Week, APUC reflects on priorities for employee wellbeing.

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UKUPC Mental Health Awareness Week: Day 1 - Mental Health and Wellbeing for the mind and body with NEUPC and NWUPC

May 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.

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UKUPC: Mental Health Awareness Week 9 – 15 May

May 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.

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Transforming Public Procurement - April 2022 Update

May 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. 

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Achilles Regulated Procurement Training Courses throughout May 2022

Apr 7 2022

We'd like to share procurement training courses of interest to LUPC members, run by Achilles over the next couple of months. 

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Procurement Policy Note 01/22: Contracts with suppliers from Russia and Belarus

Mar 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.

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Opportunity to Participate in the Debt Recovery Services Framework Agreement

Mar 15 2022

LUPC wants to hear from members who can share their experiences, technical expertise and/or are interested in being part of the Tender Working Party for the current LUPC-led debt recovery framework agreement.

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Opportunity to participate in the Waste management services framework agreement

Mar 15 2022

The current LUPC-led Waste Management Services (Sustainable) framework agreement expires on the 10 March 2023, and LUPC are looking to start work on the retender shortly.

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University Apple Agreement Update

Mar 15 2022

A combination of constrained supply and higher-than-normal demand persists within the ICT industry.

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Invitation to Browne Jacobson’s 'Procurement Bill - key changes and how will it affect you?' webinar

Mar 14 2022

Invitation to Browne Jacobson’s 'Procurement Bill - key changes and how will it affect you?' webinar Tuesday 29 March 2022, 2-3pm. This webinar will take place on Zoom.


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New Residential Textiles, Student Starter Packs and Window Coverings Framework

Mar 14 2022

LUPC is thrilled to announce Members now have access to the new Residential Textiles, Student Starter Packs and Window Coverings Framework - FFE3177 NW.

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Russian Supply Chain Risks

Mar 10 2022

As advised in our recent Market Insight Document, UKUPC met yesterday to share our collective knowledge on supply chain impacts coming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

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“You have got to be in it to win it” Awards season is starting!

Mar 9 2022

The CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards are an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the best work and teams in the procurement profession.

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LUPC Annual Review 2020-21 published

Mar 7 2022

LUPC's annual review 2020-21 is now available.

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Vacancies: Procurement Officer at QMUL & Category Procurement Manager at LSE

Mar 7 2022

Two fantastic procurement opportunities have come up from Queen Mary University of London & London School of Economics

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Legal Services Events Update

Mar 4 2022

We are bringing to your attention a selection of forthcoming legal services events by suppliers to the current LUPC led National Legal Services framework agreement that may be of interest to your organisation.

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Achilles Ask the Expert: Ukraine under siege and Russian sanctions

Mar 3 2022

We are reposting this brilliant article below written by Achilles.

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Estates and Facilities Management Services: Prezi overview now available

Mar 2 2022

Members of LUPC & SUPC in London and South East can now access a Prezi overview of the latest Estates and Facilities Management Services (EFM5059 LU)

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Latest UKUPC Market Insight Document distributed

Mar 1 2022

The third iteration of our UKUPC Market Insight Document providing detail on what is happening in national and international supply chains, has been emailed to members today.

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Vacancy: Procurement Officer at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Feb 25 2022

A great opportunity to work as a Procurement Officer at Kew's!

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New NEC4 Facilities Management model contract information

Feb 21 2022

LUPC went live with the Estates and Facilities Management Services (maintenance and minor works, security: guarding & reception and cleaning) EFM5059 LU.

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Guidance on preparing a Modern Slavery Statement

Feb 18 2022

Our guidance on preparing a Modern Slavery Statement aims to support higher education and wider public sector organisations in developing human rights due diligence in their supply chain.

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Vacancy: Deputy Director at LUPC

Jan 28 2022

LUPC is looking to recruit a Deputy Director....

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New LUPC website launches today!

Jan 27 2022

Our new website has launched today with a number of enhanced features to provide a better member experience....

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New IT Equipment Reuse Recycling and Disposal Framework!

Jan 21 2022

The new IT Equipment Reuse Recycling and Disposal Framework (ITS3082 NW) is now available for LUPC members to access. The main aims of this NWUPC Led...

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Reminder: Modern Slavery Statements

Jan 18 2022

We would like to remind our members to review their current Modern Slavery Statements and make the appropriate amendments before the next publication...

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New Books, e-Books and e-Textbooks Framework Agreement

Jan 5 2022

The latest iteration of SUPC’s Books, e-Books and e-Textbooks Framework Agreement went live on 4th of January 2022 and is available for use by LUPC...

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New year, new team members!

Jan 4 2022

We are delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the LUPC Team. Justin McLoughlin has joined us as our additional Senior Category Manager...

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Merry Christmas from LUPC

Dec 17 2021

The team at LUPC would like to wish our members, suppliers and partners a very Merry Christmas. We look forward to working alongside you in 2022...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 8: How UKUPC supports SMEs

Dec 17 2021

At the start of 2021, there were just under 6m Small or Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom.  Members of the UK Universities...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 7 - Making "good" easier

Dec 16 2021

This year saw environmental sustainability brought to the fore of many conversations and debates in our personal and professional lives with the...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 6: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dec 15 2021

As we approach Christmas and New Year and reflect on the last 18 months, it’s been a period that none of us would have previously experienced nor...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 5: The Real Value of Using UKUPC Frameworks

Dec 14 2021

As a UKUPC partner, LUPC membership brings about a range of added value benefits including responsible procurement activities, training opportunities...

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December Events not to be missed

Dec 13 2021

Lots going on despite it being so close to Christmas.  Don't miss these key events taking place: Professional Services Category Group meeting...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 4: Supporting the needs of our members through Collaborative procurement

Dec 13 2021

In this season of giving, we look towards the true spirit of the holidays and the importance of togetherness and how collaborative procurement can...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 3: The road to sustainability in the food industry

Dec 10 2021

Sustainability has quickly become a prime concern not only for businesses, but also for individuals.  Over the years we have seen a huge...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 1: Achieving a Sustainable Energy Future

Dec 9 2021

In the lead up to the Christmas break, UKUPC is running a festive campaign all about “giving” and how effective procurement gives back to our members...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 2: Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in Procurement

Dec 9 2021

The festive season often brings to mind feelings of togetherness, but the reality is that within societies we all rarely have access to the same...

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Achilles webinar on Scope 3 Emissions: measure, manage and report

Dec 7 2021

Achilles, will be holding a webinar on 8 March 2022 from 11.00 to 12.00 on the impact of Scope 3 emissions.  The webinar will examine how to...

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Transforming Public Procurement – Latest News

Dec 7 2021

On 6th December, the Government published its response to the feedback received during its consultation on the Green Paper. Law firm, Mills and...

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Latest Market Insight Document issued

Dec 1 2021

The second iteration of our UKUPC Market Insight Document, providing detail on what is happening in national and international supply chains, has...

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UKUPC's November Newsletter published today

Nov 23 2021

UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC), comprised of the regional purchasing consortia (APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC, SUPC), The Energy...

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Top Tips on writing a Modern Slavery Statement

Nov 22 2021

Addressing modern slavery risks, as part of our wider responsible procurement strategy, is a topic of huge importance to LUPC. Section 54 of the...

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Electronics Watch Conference 30 November - 3 December

Nov 19 2021

This year, the Electronics Watch (EW) virtual summit, free for all affiliates, will focus on two of the most important, yet least talked about,... 

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LUPC and Electronics Watch- Combatting Modern Slavery

Nov 18 2021

LUPC and Electronics Watch (EW) are committed to addressing modern slavery risks.  LUPC’s aim is to continue to be a leader in this area as we...

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Electronics Watch tools and resources

Nov 17 2021

LUPC pay an annual subscription to affiliate all full members of LUPC to Electronics Watch. Electronics Watch is an independent monitoring...

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NEW Estates and Facilities Management Services Framework Agreement available

Nov 17 2021

LUPC members can now access the Estates and Facilities Management Services (EFM5059 LU) framework agreement. Additionally, SUPC members within the...

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The Impact of Electronics Watch work

Nov 16 2021

This week, we are highlighting the benefits of being affiliates of Electronics Watch and today, we focus on the impact of their work. ...

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COP26 ends with global agreement to accelerate action on climate this decade

Nov 15 2021

After two weeks of intense negotiations, COP26 concluded in Glasgow on Saturday with nearly 200 countries reaching consensus on the Glasgow Climate...

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LUPC’s partnership with Electronics Watch

Nov 15 2021

This week, we’ve partnered with Electronics Watch to highlight the work they do and the benefits to our members as affiliates. Electronics Watch... 

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UKUPC Releases Carbon Reduction Guidance for SMEs on Final Day of COP26

Nov 12 2021

Keep 1.5 alive – that’s been the call throughout COP26, which holds its final day of activity on Friday. To mark the end of a summit characterised by...

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COP26- A welcome announcement

Nov 11 2021

As a devastating warning is issued by the Climate Action Tracker suggesting COP26 "has a massive credibility, action and commitment gap", pressure...

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UK businesses call for new Human Rights due diligence laws

Nov 11 2021

In October 2021, 36 companies, investors and business associations released a joint statement calling on the UK government to introduce a Human...

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Upcoming Legal Services events

Nov 10 2021

Various legal services events have been organised over the next few months by suppliers on the Legal Services framework agreement, ...

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COP26: Adaptation, Loss and Damage Day

Nov 9 2021

As we entered the second week of COP26, the COP President, Alok Sharma, opened with a statement on Monday 8th November 2021 about Adaptation, Loss...

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COP26: A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action Please

Nov 8 2021

The last few days of COP26 activity have been characterised by a focus on hard commitments that, if delivered, should ‘keep 1.5°C alive’. With a day...

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Eversheds Sutherland webinar- an introduction to contracts for education institutions

Nov 8 2021

Eversheds Sutherland, a supplier on the Legal Services framework is holding a free webinar on 30 November 2021 from 11.00 to 12.00 on the contracting... 

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COP26: Energy Day

Nov 5 2021

Yesterday was Energy Day with the focus on the end of coal in sight. Coal is being consigned to history as countries, banks and organisations move...

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Lab Gases Framework Agreement now available

Nov 5 2021

LUPC members can now access the SUPC led Laboratory & Other Gases, Associated Equipment and Services framework agreement. This framework is open...

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COP26 Finance Focus on funding large scale Climate Action

Nov 4 2021

Going into the 5th day of COP26 we look back at yesterday’s highlights from COP26 - Wednesday 3rd November 2021.  Finance Ministers from...

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COP26 continues.....

Nov 3 2021

Announcements on methane reduction, protecting forests and accelerating green technology were key developments made yesterday at COP26. The...

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Electronics Watch releases video on nickel mining

Nov 3 2021

Electronics Watch has released two videos:  “A Cry from Palawan, The Philippines” and “What is at Stake Behind the Energy Transition,” focusing...

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AUDE Launches Covid Heroes Thank You Campaign

Nov 2 2021

AUDE (the Association of University Directors of Estates) has launched their Covid Heroes Campaign. It acknowledges and celebrates the frontline..

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COP26 - Together for our Planet

Nov 2 2021

COP26 truly got underway in Glasgow, as around 120 leaders gathered to launch global negotiations, making clear their commitment to tackle climate...

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All eyes are on COP26

Nov 1 2021

The world is watching with bated breath as almost 200 countries gather for the start of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)...

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New Apple Equipment, Accessories and Associated Services Framework Agreement

Nov 1 2021

LUPC members can now access the new HEPCW-led Apple Equipment, Accessories and Associated Services Framework Agreement ITS6004HW.  The framework...

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UKUPC demonstrates what COP26 means for our members

Oct 27 2021

COP26 is a global United Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to address it.  The UK is hosting the 26th UN...

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LUPC is looking for a Communications and Digital Marketing Coordinator

Oct 25 2021

London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) has an exciting new vacancy for a Communications and Digital Marketing Coordinator. LUPC is a... 

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The latest edition of Linked magazine is out

Oct 21 2021

The Autumn edition of Linked is now available here, our electronic magazine with a function that allows you to flip pages. If you would like to read...

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"Show me the Money" - Measuring, Monitoring and Reporting Social Value in your Contracts

Oct 20 2021

Introducing the HE TOMs (Higher Education Themes, Outcomes and Measures) Whilst we all aspire to do better, sometimes knowing where to start,...

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LUPC’s Mike Kilner and Marisol Bernal share their expertise at Electronics Watch webinar.

Oct 19 2021

LUPC’s Senior Category Manager, Mike Kilner and Responsible Procurement Lead, Marisol Bernal, recently shared their expertise at a webinar organised...

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Individual LUPC events report for CPD recording

Oct 15 2021

To assist any of our members with demonstrating CPD undertaken, we have produced and emailed individual event reports to those that attended LUPC...

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Catering Consultancy Framework - Tender Working Party Volunteers needed

Oct 13 2021

The current framework for Catering Consultants is due to expire in March 2022.  We will shortly begin the tender process for its replacement....

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LUPC Executive Committee Vacancies

Oct 13 2021

The LUPC Executive committee oversees the operational activity of our consortium.  Made up of procurement leads from our membership, it meets 4...

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What is ESG?

Oct 13 2021

ESG is an acronym for Environmental Social Governance.  Often people ask the difference between ESG and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)...

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LUPC affirms its commitment to being a Living Wage Employer

Oct 12 2021

LUPC is proud to be a Living Wage employer. This means that for the fifth year running, we have made a commitment to pay the independently-calculated...

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Transforming Public Procurement - Cabinet Office Update October 2021

Oct 8 2021

We have this afternoon received the below update with regards to the Green Paper consultation, the procurement Bill and the Cabinet Office approach... 

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Upcoming Legal Services events

Oct 6 2021

Various legal services events have been organised over the next few months by suppliers on the Legal Services framework agreement, ...

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LUPC Vacancy, Senior Category Manager

Oct 5 2021

LUPC is a great place to work. We value people, learning, professionalism and happiness.  We realise that every member of our team brings...

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LUPC provides free textbooks for CIPS Study Courses

Sep 29 2021

LUPC has appointed Central Business School for the third year running to deliver classroom based or online CIPS courses in Procurement and Supply for...

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