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UKUPC Annual Impact Statement

Feb 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.

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Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) Framework Launch

Feb 15 2023

LUPC members can now access the re-tendered Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) led by SUPC. 

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Combating trafficking in human beings & labour exploitation in supply chains - Guidance for OSCE Procurement - Second edition

Feb 14 2023

The second edition of the OSCE Guidance on public procurement and human trafficking is out now.  

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LUPC publishes its Annual Review for 2021-2022

Jan 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.

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LUPC Carbon emission report 2021-2022

Jan 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.

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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.

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New recruits to the LUPC Team

Dec 21 2022

A very warm welcome to the newest recruits to the LUPC Team.

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Transforming Public Procurement Update - December 2022

Dec 20 2022

We are sharing this Procurement Bill update from the Government Commercial Function (GCF) in the interests of our members and suppliers.

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LUPC publishes its Modern Slavery Statement for 2021-22

Dec 19 2022

LUPC has today published its eighth Modern Slavery Statement (MSS) covering 2021-22.

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UKUPC Market Insight Document: December ’22 issue now available

Dec 1 2022

UKUPC members can now access the latest market insight document produced by UKUPC category managers. 

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LUPC Vacancy: Procurement Manager – 6 months fixed term post

Nov 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. 

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Annual Member Benefit Reports issued to Full Members

Nov 10 2022

All full members of LUPC will have received their annual member benefit report this week.

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NEW National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA) ITS5071 LU now live

Nov 4 2022

The latest iteration of the National Desktop and Notebook Agreement is now available to UKUPC members. 

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We're recruiting for a Data Analyst!

Oct 21 2022

Come and join our friendly team as a Data Analyst. 

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UKUPC Conference 2023

Oct 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

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UKUPC Modern Slavery Series

Oct 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. 

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New: Sustainable Fleet Solutions Framework - VEH3137NW

Oct 7 2022

LUPC is delighted to announce Members now have access to the new Sustainable Fleet Solutions Framework - VEH3137NW.

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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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LUPC’s Responsible Procurement expert begins work placement at Jisc

Sep 27 2021

Marisol Bernal, LUPC’s Responsible Procurement Lead has begun her work placement at Jisc today.  Over the next twelve weeks, Marisol will be...

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Interested in learning about carbon literacy?

Sep 22 2021

Marisol Bernal, LUPC’s Responsible Procurement Lead recently attended Carbon Literacy training delivered jointly by the Environmental Association for...

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Are you ready to respond to a ransomware attack?

Sep 21 2021

What are the key factors for organisations to consider in the first 48 hours of a ransomware attack?  DAC Beachcroft, a supplier on the Legal...

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It’s not IF it’s WHEN! Cyber Attacks- are you ready?

Sep 20 2021

On the 14th September, UKUPC held the first webinar in its planned series of events. Thank you to those who were able to attend. Three expert...

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LUPC Funded Presentation Skills Training for members

Sep 20 2021

With 73% of businesses planning to stick to their current levels of working from home, like it or not online presentations are here to stay. In an...

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LUPC strategy responds to the changing public procurement landscape

Sep 17 2021

We've ensured our new Strategy, Working together to achieve shared goals in a changing world, reflects the changing public procurement...

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How the LUPC strategy has evolved

Sep 16 2021

Our new Strategy, Working together to achieve shared goals in a changing world, focuses on six key areas that the consortium will deliver for members...

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LUPC publishes our 2021-24 Strategy today

Sep 15 2021

We are pleased to launch our Strategy for 2021-2024: Working together to achieve shared goals in a changing world.  It has been written in...

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LUPC demonstrates its leadership in responsible procurement

Sep 14 2021

LUPC’s Director, Don Bowman and LUPC Board member, Dr Olga Martin-Ortega contributed their expertise and as consultant authors for new guidance... 

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LUPC today

Sep 14 2021

In the run up to launch our new Strategy, we gave you a brief history of LUPC yesterday.  Today, LUPC has 89 full members with its membership...

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LUPC - How it all began

Sep 13 2021

We are excited to be launching our new Strategy for 2021-2024 this Wednesday. In the run-up, we would like to take you down memory lane, to when LUPC...

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LUPC Board Updates - September 2021

Sep 9 2021

We are pleased to announce Naina Patel, HR Director at the University of the Arts London (UAL), joined the LUPC Board at the beginning of September...

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Cyber security isn’t an IT problem, it is everyone’s responsibility

Sep 8 2021

Its 6.30pm on a Friday and something looks strange on your pc, you can’t access your files, nothing works.  You call your IT helpdesk, they...

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LUPC awarded CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark for second year running

Sep 8 2021

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

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Lab Equipment Framework: Prezi overview now available

Sep 2 2021

All members of UKUPC can now access a Prezi overview of the latest General Laboratory Equipment framework agreement (LAB5061 LU) . This interactive...

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UKUPC Market Insight Document

Sep 1 2021

UKUPC and its professional category leads throughout the UK has produced a document providing insight to members on what is happening in national and...

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New Modern Slavery and Human Rights guide available for members

Aug 26 2021

LUPC members can access this comprehensive guide listing resources related to modern slavery & human rights, including UK and international...

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LUPC holds suppliers to account on their Modern Slavery Statements

Aug 25 2021

In April this year, we carried out a review of the Modern Slavery Statements of our top 20 suppliers based on our spend and commodity risk...

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Legal Services events

Aug 24 2021

Various legal services events have been organised over the next few months by suppliers on the Legal Services (PFB5041 LU) framework agreement,...

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New Responsible Procurement Resources on our website

Aug 10 2021

Driving awareness and improvement in responsible procurement for our members and the wider community benefit is a key part of what LUPC does. We...

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Public Procurement round-up

Aug 9 2021

The UK’s Public Procurement regime is set for wide ranging reform with a new Procurement Bill expected to be introduced from September 2021. The main...

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Ceremonial Gowns Supply Chains

Aug 4 2021

To support members and suppliers with their human rights and sustainability due diligence, we have continued our supply chain mapping exercise of...

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Membership survey for 2021 now underway

Aug 2 2021

We would like to thank members for renewing their LUPC membership. We are looking forward to a new academic year, supporting you with all your...

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Seeking UKUPC members for Graduation Services framework tender

Jul 28 2021

LUPC’s current Ceremonial Gown and Photography Services framework agreement will expire on 18 March 2022. Work is currently underway to re-tender...

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National Minimum Wage webinar – the apprentice rate and associated risks

Jul 22 2021

HMRC is offering live webinars covering the most common mistakes to help employers pay their apprentices correctly.  If you employ apprentices...

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Read the latest edition of Linked magazine

Jul 22 2021

The Summer 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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Three LUPC members are finalists of the Green Gown Awards!

Jul 13 2021

Three LUPC members are finalists of this year's Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland!  Congratulations to: the University of Greenwich, University...

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LUPC Signs the SDG Accord – will you make the pledge?

Jul 12 2021

The SDG accord is the University and College sectors collective response to the Global Goals. The purpose of the SDG (Sustainable Development...

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Conference Highlights: On-Demand Category Sessions

Jul 9 2021

On our last day of sharing the LUPC & SUPC Conference highlights with you, we would like to remind you about the ten on-demand sessions.

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Cabinet Office - PPN 07/21

Jul 8 2021

The Cabinet Office have released a new Procurement Policy Note (PPN) which provides guidance to remind public bodies of the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 to publish information about opportunities and awards over certain low value thresholds on Contracts Finder.

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Conference Highlights: Mental Health - Supporting Ourselves and Our Communities

Jul 8 2021

Today, we will be sharing the lessons learned from the session Mental Health: Supporting Ourselves and Our Communities at the LUPC & SUPC Annual...

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Electronics Watch surveys its members

Jul 6 2021

Electronics Watch are seeking the views of their members to help shape the way they work with affiliates.  Electronics Watch have just begun...

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Antibodies & Sera Framework Agreement launch

Jul 1 2021

Members can now access the re-tendered Antibodies & Sera and other matrices (LAB4042) framework agreement – the only higher-education focused...

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Welcome to our newest member: The National Oceanography Centre

Jul 1 2021

We are delighted to welcome our newest member:  The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) The NOC’s mission is to make sense of changing seas by...

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Electronics Watch publishes Annual Report

Jun 28 2021

Electronics Watch, the independent monitoring organisation which aims to help public sector organisations work together to meet their responsibility...

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Cabinet Office Survey - New Procurement Regime

Jun 24 2021

The Green Paper "Transforming Public Procurement" set out a package of proposals to overhaul the rules that govern spending by public sector bodies....

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Realities of post Covid-19 working life revealed- a report by Banner

Jun 21 2021

The workplace and our working patterns and behaviour have changed beyond recognition during 2020/21.  The seismic shift in working life is...

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Contract Management Training

Jun 10 2021

APUC, HEPCW, LUPC and SUPC have organised and funded an experienced trainer to deliver contract management training to its members free of charge...

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation events

Jun 1 2021

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an organisation we work closely with on Sustainability, will be holding the following events, which may be...

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CIPS webinar: How to promote the Procurement Function

May 9 2021

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) are holding a free webinar on Tuesday 18 May called Random Eureka Moments- How to Promote...

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Latest UKUPC newsletter published today!

May 6 2021

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

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Three key skills required for effective tendering

Apr 16 2021

A number of skills and attributes are required of procurement professionals involved in the tender process. We’ve identified three that we believe...

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Top Tendering Tips

Apr 13 2021

Today, our expert Category Managers share their top tendering tips when procuring: When planning a procurement exercise, ask as many open...

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LUPC's framework agreement tendering process

Apr 12 2021

This week, we will be focusing on tendering, a subject that the LUPC team have expertise in.  We will begin with the LUPC framework agreement...

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LUPC switches from Google to Ecosia- ‘The search engine that plants trees’

Mar 22 2021

The LUPC team have switched their default search engine to Ecosia, which is a social enterprise donating 80% of its profits to not-for-profit...

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LUPC’s collaboration on Responsible Procurement

Mar 5 2021

LUPC works in partnership with organisations such as BHRE, HEPA, Electronics Watch and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to ensure we can provide the...

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HEPA initiatives to reduce packaging in higher education institutions.

Mar 4 2021

During 2020, and likely as a direct effect of the pandemic, online product sales increased by 36%, the highest growth rate in 13 years. [1] This...

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LUPC Professional Services Category Meeting - 23 March

Mar 4 2021

Responsible for the procurement of professional services? Don’t miss out on LUPC’s Professional Services Category Group Meeting for LUPC members...

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LUPC Annual Review 2019-20

Feb 17 2021

On behalf of the Chair and Board of LUPC, I am pleased to share with you our Annual Review for 2019-20. Despite collaborative procurement spend...

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Achilles whitepaper on Reform of Public Procurement Law after Brexit

Feb 4 2021

Achilles, a provider of one of our member benefits, Achilles’ THEMis, has written a useful whitepaper on the Reform of Public Procurement Law after...

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Member benefits: Supporting our members with responsible procurement

Feb 4 2021

Driving awareness and improvement in responsible procurement for our members and the wider community benefit is a key part of what LUPC does and we...

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From Linear to Circular: A global learning programme run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Feb 3 2021

LUPC works closely with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on our responsible procurement activity and they have many resources tailored to HE Institutes... 

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Member benefits: Millions of pounds saved across our membership through UKUPC framework agreements

Feb 3 2021

In 2019-20, members collectively saved £19m after spending over £234m, using our framework agreements. Members have access to over 100 goods and...

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National Social Value Conference

Feb 2 2021

We would like to let you know about the National Social Value Conference, a free virtual event taking place on 23-24 February, which you may find...

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The true value of LUPC membership

Feb 2 2021

One of the more obvious benefits of being a member of LUPC is having access to so many framework agreements, allowing members to achieve value for...

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Welcome to Martina Trusgnach, PhD student supporting LUPC responsible procurement

Feb 2 2021

We would like to introduce Martina Trusgnach, who is undertaking her PhD in the Business, Human Rights and Environment (BHRE) Research Group at the...

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Benefits of LUPC membership

Feb 1 2021

This week, we will be highlighting the many benefits of being a member of LUPC.  As experts in procurement, our purpose is to achieve value for...

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Consultation response for the Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement

Feb 1 2021

LUPC has been reviewing the recently published Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement in order to understand the potential implications of the...

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Deadline for PVS submissions extended to 12 February 2021

Jan 29 2021

HEPA has extended the submission date for the annual Procurement Value Survey (PVS) to 12 February 2021. We strongly recommend that our HE members...

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Public Procurement post Brexit- Article by Mills & Reeve

Jan 28 2021

Mills & Reeve have written a really useful article on Public Procurement in 2021 for the winter edition of LUPC's Linked magazine, which was...

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Linked Winter edition published today

Jan 27 2021

The Winter edition of LUPC's Linked magazine is now available!  Have a read. This edition includes articles on: Public Procurement in...

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Reminder to publish your Modern Slavery Statement

Jan 26 2021

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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Transforming Public Procurement Green paper: the highlights

Jan 26 2021

Following the publication of the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper last month, Jayne Thorn, Category Manager at SUPC, has written... 

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*SAVE THE DATE*- LUPC & SUPC Conference 2021

Jan 25 2021

We’re pleased to announce that our LUPC & SUPC Conference 2021 will take place as a virtual conference and exhibition on Thursday...

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Company monitoring through Creditsafe

Jan 25 2021

Never before has contract management been so important.  The dual impacts of Brexit and Covid both on and for businesses have pushed to the...

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Free events from HEPA

Jan 25 2021

26 January @ 10AM: Time to Talk – EU Exit Logistics & Freight Forwarding Neil Hall and Sam Hunt of Crown Commercial Service will explore...

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Welcome to our newest member- the University of Buckingham

Jan 18 2021

We are delighted to welcome our newest member: the University of Buckingham, who have joined us this month. The University of Buckingham is the...

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Green Paper for Transforming Public Procurement: Member and Supplier Consultations

Jan 14 2021

The Government Commercial Function is running a number of consultation sessions on the  Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement for both...

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LUPC publishes its updated Responsible Procurement Strategy

Jan 13 2021

Last month, the LUPC Board approved our updated Responsible Procurement strategy which you can access here. The main updates include additional...

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LUPC's sixth annual Modern Slavery Statement

Jan 13 2021

LUPC published its sixth Modern Slavery Statement (MSS) last month. LUPC is committed to responsible procurement and to supporting the...

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Responsible Procurement event on 4 February

Jan 12 2021

We are holding our first joint Responsible Procurement group meeting with SUPC on 4 February 10.00-12.00. The quarterly meetings will showcase...

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LUPC publishes paper on wage rates in public procurement contracts

Jan 6 2021

LUPC is proud to be a Living Wage employer. That means we have made a commitment to pay the independently-calculated Living Wage rates to all staff...

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Interactive presentation: Audio Visual: Supplies, System Design, Installation and Maintenance

Jan 5 2021

NEUPC have created an interactive presentation on the national Audio Visual: Supplies, System Design, Installation and Maintenance framework...

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LUPC New Year Message

Jan 4 2021

Wishing all our members a Happy New Year. Working alongside our UKUPC partners, our team is here to support you through the challenges we face in...

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Happy Christmas from LUPC & Holiday Closure Dates

Dec 18 2020

Don Bowman, LUPC Director, and the team would like to wish our members, suppliers and partners a Merry Christmas. We hope you all have a very well-...

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Government publishes its Green Paper for transforming public procurement

Dec 17 2020

On Tuesday, the Cabinet Office published their Green Paper for transforming public procurement which you can read here. In conjunction with our UK...

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LUPC publishes its sixth annual Modern Slavery Statement

Dec 16 2020

LUPC has today published its sixth Modern Slavery Statement (MSS).  LUPC is committed to responsible procurement and to supporting the...

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New national framework agreement - Doors Maintenance, Repair and Installation Services (EFM1045 AP)

Dec 16 2020

The Doors Maintenance, Repair and Installation Services framework agreement (EFM1045 AP) is now live and will run for a period of two years with the...

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Green Gown awards: 3 LUPC members are finalists!

Dec 14 2020

EAUC, the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education, has announced the finalists for the Green Gown awards which celebrate innovative and...

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NEW national framework agreement - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Work & Sports Wear (JAN1012 AP)

Dec 10 2020

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Work & Sports Wear framework agreement (JAN1012 AP) is now live and will run for a period of two years,...

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Top tips on Responsible Procurement following a 3-month work placement at the Natural History Museum

Dec 3 2020

Marisol Bernal, LUPC’s Responsible Procurement expert, shares some lessons and top tips from her three month work placement at the Natural History...

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Modern Slavery Act Statements – reminder

Dec 2 2020

Today, on the International day for the abolition of Slavery, we remind you that your new annual reporting statement is likely to be due in the...

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LUPC facilitates member engagement

Dec 1 2020

We held two very well attended meetings with our members last week; our first ever quarterly Operational Procurement Network (OPN) meeting and our...

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UKUPC outlines the benefits of joining a Tender Working Party (TWP)

Nov 26 2020

UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) have developed a document outlining the benefits of joining a Tender Working Party (TWP).  A TWP...

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Government publishes Procurement Policy Note (PPN 08/20)- Introduction of Find a Tender

Nov 25 2020

On 23 November 2020, the Cabinet Office published Procurement Policy Note PPN 08/20 Introduction of Find a Tender.  The PPN includes information...

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New Guide to help universities prepare for the end of the transition period

Nov 17 2020

Universities UK (UUK) has published a useful guide for universities on how to prepare for the end of the transition period in the event that there is...

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Resources now available from the joint LUPC & SUPC Responsible Procurement event on 4.11.20

Nov 11 2020

Many of you joined us for the LUPC & SUPC Responsible Procurement event last week.  It was interesting and thought-provoking to hear from...

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Autumn Linked Magazine - have a read!

Oct 29 2020

LUPC's Autumn 2020 Linked magazine is now available. As well as an update across UKUPC framework agreements and LUPC’s responsible...

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LUPC & SUPC Joint Responsible Procurement Group coming soon

Oct 28 2020

The LUPC & SUPC responsible procurement event, taking place on 4th November, will not only be an opportunity for you to learn from some...

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Update on COUP2021 and LUPC/SUPC Annual Conference for 2021

Oct 28 2020

The decision has been taken to postpone the Conference on University Procurement (COUP2021), originally scheduled for 7-9 September 2021, due to the...

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Annual LUPC Membership Survey Report

Oct 16 2020

The results of our membership survey for 2020 are now available in this report. We invite you to have a read to see what our members think of the...

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LUPC Category Group Meetings: Estates and Professional Services

Oct 13 2020

LUPC has set up quarterly category group meetings for Estates & Facilities Management and Professional Services, with the first ones taking place...

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Malcolm Harrison, CIPS Group CEO, recognises LUPC’s fantastic work in Responsible Procurement

Oct 12 2020

Last month, LUPC was awarded the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Corporate Ethics Mark. The accreditation demonstrates our on-... 

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LUPC's new look

Oct 8 2020

LUPC has today launched its new logo and strapline as part of a brand re-fresh.  With a logo created many years ago, it became clear that a...

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CIPS Study Courses 2020-21

Oct 6 2020

LUPC has appointed Central Business School for the second year running to deliver either classroom-based, or online via Zoom, CIPS courses in...

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Welcome to our newest member- The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

Oct 1 2020

We are delighted to welcome our newest member: The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC), the first of its kind in the UK. VMIC is a...

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Tender and Call-Off Questions

Sep 29 2020

Responsible procurement is at the centre of everything LUPC does. Our purpose is to achieve value for money for our members in a way that not only...

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Vacancies on LUPC’s Board

Sep 28 2020

LUPC is seeking applications from its membership to fill two vacancies for non-remunerated Board posts. These are exciting posts and as a Board...

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COVID-19 On-site Testing Guidance Document

Sep 21 2020

UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) has compiled a guidance document covering on-site COVID-19 testing. It covers a wide range of...

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Floor Coverings - New Framework Agreement Launched

Sep 17 2020

NEUPC has launched their newest framework agreement, Floor Coverings, which is available for use by LUPC members. This is the first time that the HE...

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LUPC awarded the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark

Sep 9 2020

LUPC has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Corporate Ethics Mark. The accreditation demonstrates our on-...

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New member: The Alan Turing Institute

Aug 27 2020

We are delighted to welcome our first new member of the financial year, The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and...

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LUPC follows up on reports of human rights abuses in the PPE supply chain

Aug 20 2020

Following on from a Channel 4 investigation that revealed significant human rights abuses in the supply chain for the production of personal...

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Audio Visual: Supplies, System Design, Installation and Maintenance framework agreement awarded

Aug 19 2020

NEUPC has launched the new Audio Visual framework agreement, available to LUPC members. This new agreement, live from 7 August, was designed by...

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Back to work supplies - a UKUPC guidance document

Aug 10 2020

A guide has been developed collaboratively by the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) and serves to act as a reference point for anyone...

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Contract law training slides now available

Aug 6 2020

The HEPA and UKUPC Learning & Development Group recently provided free of charge contract law training to all of their members. The online...

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Linked Summer Edition now available

Jul 22 2020

The Summer edition of LUPC's Linked Magazine is now available to read. As well as our commodity updates, articles include: PPE...

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VWV Blog post – to exclude or not to exclude?

Jul 22 2020

VWV’s final blog post in a series of three,  looks at excluding bidders on grounds of discretionary exclusion or for non-compliance. Stephanie...

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Key PPE information for members

Jul 15 2020

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) are providing key information for members using the Personal Protective Equipment, Clothing and Uniform...

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Membership Survey for 2020 now underway

Jul 13 2020

Our annual membership survey was emailed to the main purchasing contact of our member institutions on Friday, 10th July. We strongly encourage you to...

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New Framework Agreement for research outputs

Jul 13 2020

The Jisc-led Research Outputs Repository Systems DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System) Framework Agreement has been launched and will run for up to four...

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Latest PPE supplier update

Jul 8 2020

We are receiving regular updates from CPC PPE agreement suppliers. Click here for current stock availability and lead times. Full information on the...

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Webinar on sustainable procurement standard

Jul 7 2020

James Cadman of Action Sustainability will give an overview of ISO 20400 for Sustainable Procurement on 6 August from 10-10.45. He will explain...

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Life Sciences Reagents Kits & Consumables framework live

Jul 6 2020

We’re delighted to announce the Life Sciences Reagents, Kits & Consumables agreement is available for members to use. The agreement will run to...

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RECRUITMENT: SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, UP TO £37K PRO RATA

Jul 6 2020

LUPC is recruiting for an experienced senior communications officer to join its small but dynamic and friendly team. This is an initial six-...

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CDW Blog Post – Overcoming Cyber Security Challenges in Higher Education

Jul 2 2020

With more students embracing remote learning, universities need to carefully consider their approach to cyber security. Neil Bailey, Head of...

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New frameworks section

Jul 1 2020

We have launched a new frameworks section of our website to make it easier to access purchasing information and find out who is the lead for each...

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PPE Supplier Update

Jun 23 2020

We are receiving regular updates from CPC PPE agreement suppliers. Click here for current stock availability and lead times. Full information on the...

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Beware Fraudulent Emails

Jun 22 2020

We have recently received reports that a number of suppliers have received a fraudulent email and Purchase Order purporting to be from a university....

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VWV Blog Post - University Governance and the Financial Challenges Posed by Coronavirus

Jun 18 2020

In the second of their series of monthly blog posts, VWV’s Con Alexander and Jane Byford outline key areas to consider from a governance perspective...

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Tips for creating a low-risk educational setting

Jun 16 2020

One of LUPC's suppliers, Banner, has issued guidance on establishing a low-risk educational setting. This includes preparing your building, equiping...

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World Day Against Child Labour more poignant than ever

Jun 12 2020

The World Day Against Child Labour, observed yearly on June 12, encourages conversation and consciousness around the injustice of child labour. It...

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Tell us what you think about Linked magazine

Jun 10 2020

Please help us to shape future editions of your membership magazine, Linked, by filling in our short survey. You can see the current and previous...

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Focus on value in procurement

Jun 9 2020

A new approach to procurement is suggested by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). In a report, it argues that value must be...

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CDW Blog post - how technology will support the new normal in HE

Jun 1 2020

Neil Bailey, Head of Education at CDW, explains how technology can help to manage the safe re-entry of students into university life, following the...

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Electronics Watch webinar on Company Performance Tracker

May 28 2020

Find out what the CPT is and how to use it. Free to LUPC members who are automatically affiliated to Electronics Watch.   The CPT ...

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VWV Blog Post - Re-Shaping Your Procurement Strategy in Light of Coronavirus

May 19 2020

In the first of three monthly blog posts, VWV’s Stephanie Rickard shares her thoughts on re-shaping your procurement strategy in light of Coronavirus...

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Free Webinar - The future of Graduation Ceremonies? 22 May 14.00

May 18 2020

Recognising the disruption that the COVID19 Pandemic has had on planned ceremonies, Graduation Attire, a supplier on the Ceremonial Gown and...

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Vulnerabilty Assessment Service and Tools Supply Agreement

May 18 2020

The Vulnerability Assessment Service and Tools Supply framework agreement is now available for all LUPC members to access via HE Contracts. This...

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UKUPC raising travel refund concerns with BTA on behalf of the sector

May 13 2020

A number of *UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) members are facing problems obtaining travel refunds,  with some airlines being slow...

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PPE framework goes live

May 12 2020

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)’s new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Clothing and Uniforms framework  is now available on HE... 

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Recorded webinars from LUPC and SUPC Conference 2020 now available

May 12 2020

We have created an LUPC and SUPC Events YouTube Channel to host our webinar recordings so members can access them at their leisure. Recordings are...

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Heads of Procurement Catch Up - 15 May 09.30

May 7 2020

UPC is hosting an informal catch up for Heads of Procurement on Friday 15th May 09.30-10.30 via Microsoft Teams. The main aim of the meeting...

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Spring edition of Linked published

Apr 30 2020

Read articles on how to be flexible in a crisis, top tips for working from home, examining supply chains and lessons learned from Cal Comp settlement...

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Home Office publishes guidance on modern slavery statements

Apr 29 2020

The Home Office has published guidance on publishing modern slavery statements during Covid-19. The guidances highlights the importance of monitoring...

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Government announces new e-notification service

Apr 27 2020

From 1 January 2021 a new e-notification service called Find a Tender will be used to post and view public sector procurement notices. Contracting... 

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UKUPC offers vital support and services in challenging times

Apr 22 2020

Chair of UKUPC Board, Richard Murphy and LUPC director, Don Bowman have issued a statement outlining the consortia's support and services to the HE...

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LUPC & SUPC Conference Webinars going online!

Apr 21 2020

Some of the key content from the LUPC & SUPC Conference 2020 will be available to UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) members as...

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New presentations/webinars section on our website

Apr 20 2020

We are now uploading presentations and webinars from our events and meetings to a dedicated page on our website. It currently features slides from...

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Procurement volunteers help NHS source PPE

Apr 8 2020

Over 20 people from the UKUPC consortia have volunteered their services to the NHS as procurement specialists during this COVID-19 pandemic....

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UKUPC provides urgent resources for NHS

Apr 7 2020

The UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC), their members and supply chains are providing much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and...

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COVID-19 Impact Webinars 15 April 10.00-16.30

Apr 6 2020

We know our members need some information to help them deal with immediate challenges thrown up by COVID-19, so along with SUPC we have put together...

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Global Mobility Services survey

Apr 2 2020

The Global Mobility Services agreement is due to end on the 30th September 2020. Work on the retender is now in progress. This framework...

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New firefighting equipment framework launched

Mar 24 2020

The North East University Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) has recently launched a new framework for Firefighting Equipment and Associated Services (...

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Important guidance for payment of suppliers during the COVID-19 outbreak

Mar 20 2020

The Cabinet Office has issued a Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 02/20 which sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their...

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Government issues new procurement policy note

Mar 18 2020

New guidance emphasises that authorities may need to procure goods and services urgently following the COVID-19 pandemic.   The note...

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COVID-19 Updates

Mar 17 2020

Please see below regular updates and resources in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Update 28-04-2021 - PPE Availability  ...

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Impact of COVID-19 - supplier updates

Mar 16 2020

LUPC has worked with the other university purchasing consortia across the UK to collate responses from framework suppliers in relation to the impact...

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Legal services update - Coronavirus

Mar 16 2020

With coronavirus (Covid-19) impacting your procurement teams and supply chains, we have collated a matrix of our legal services framework suppliers’...

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Business as usual for LUPC

Mar 12 2020

We would like to re-assure our members and suppliers that LUPC has a stringent business continuity policy which ensures that we can continue... 

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Congratulations to Darran Whatley and Antonio Ramirez

Mar 11 2020

Our senior category manager, Darran Whatley will sadly be leaving us after 16 years to join King's College, London. His final working day will be on...

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What next after CIPS?

Mar 9 2020

Debbie Shore, NEUPC's Responsible Procurement and Training Manager, looks at the options for procurement professionals. Many procurement...

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Update on LUPC/SUPC Conference and COVID-19 Corona Virus

Mar 5 2020

We understand that you may have questions about the impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming LUPC/SUPC Conference due to take place on the 30th of April in...

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How to run an open OJEU tender

Mar 3 2020

LUPC's new eProcurement Portal Framework, EU Supply, has launched a video guide to running an open OJEU tender.  The 24-minute video provides...

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Ethical phone agreement launched

Feb 25 2020

The Fairphone 3 Ethical Phone Agreement via The Phone Co-op is now live on HE Contracts. The agreement, which is also available to staff and students...

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New Fire Alarms, Detection and Suppression Systems Agreement

Feb 24 2020

The CPC has awarded a national framework agreement for Fire Alarms, Detection & Suppression Systems. The agreement will run until the 31st...

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Annual review published

Feb 18 2020

Members save £16.7 million through our agreements with a total return on investment of 53:1. The latest figures are published in our annual review,...

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LUPC are hiring!

Feb 18 2020

We are looking to appoint a new Senior Category Manager for Laboratory Equipment.  This full-time post, based in our office close to Euston...

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Nearly £2bn spent through UK consortia

Feb 18 2020

The total spend through the UK's eight higher education purchasing consortia amounts to £1.9bn with cashable savings of £87.3 million and non-...

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Corona Virus – Impact on Supply Chain

Feb 14 2020

As you will now be aware, the Corona Virus is having an impact on supply chains.  Many production plants in China were shut as part of the...

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Crack down on low pay

Feb 11 2020

Employers who fail to pay the National Minimum Wage or The National Living Wage will continue to be named by the Government following a review of its...

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LUPC / SUPC Conference - BOOKINGS OPEN!

Feb 3 2020

We are delighted to announce that LUPC and SUPC are holding our fifth joint consortia Conference & Exhibition on Thursday 30 April 2020...

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Update on the Corona Virus Outbreak

Jan 30 2020

The update, linked here, on the Coronavirus outbreak has been provided to the LUPC Insurance Group (IG) by current brokers Gallagher with...

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LUPC publishes Slavery and Human Trafficking statement

Jan 29 2020

This is our fifth annual statement in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out our policy with respect to modern...

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Linked Magazine Winter 2020 issue published

Jan 28 2020

The Winter 2020 issue includes: The Electronics Watch conference Economic Predictions for the procurement industry Tendering from a...

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Legal training programme launched

Jan 21 2020

Our legal services framework supplier Eversheds Sutherland has launched a full training programme of HE webinars and events for 2020 which will...

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LUPC BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2019/20 ELECTIONS

Jan 10 2020

LUPC is now inviting nominations from senior contacts across our membership for election to our Board of directors. This year there is one vacant...

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NEW MEMBER - DEFRA - APHA

Dec 20 2019

Our last member to join us in 2019 is the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Welcome to LUPC!

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New Member - Rose Bruford College

Dec 12 2019

We are pleased to announce our newest member, Rose Bruford College, who joined LUPC in December. Rose Bruford College is London’s international drama...

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LUPC & SUPC Conference: Supplier Bookings now open!

Dec 11 2019

Stand bookings for the LUPC and SUPC Conference 2020 are now sold out! Only suppliers that are on frameworks available to LUPC and/or SUPC members...

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HEPA membership for non-HE members

Dec 2 2019

LUPC has negotiated membership of the Higher Education Procurement Association (HEPA) for its non higher education members.  The Higher..

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CIPS study courses for members

Nov 29 2019

LUPC has appointed Central Business School to deliver classroom based CIPS Level 4 courses in Procurement and Supply for members’ staff. The courses...

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Revised Procurement Thresholds for 2020

Nov 29 2019

The European Commission has released its revised procurement thresholds which apply to contracts awarded under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015...

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