LUPC members can now access the Graduation Services (Gowns and Photography) PFB5073 LU framework agreement. This is a national framework open to all members of UKUPC (APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC and SUPC) as well as Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC).
The agreement went live on 1 July 2022 and will run for three years with an optional 12-month extension to 30 June 2026.
It covers the provision of gown hire and purchase, photography services and one-stop shop services.
This agreement replaces the previous graduation services framework JAN5043 LU.
The main changes from the previous agreements include:
- One additional Lot to cover one stop shop services OR Members can either use Lot 3 or run a call off against a combination of Lots (1 and 2) to deliver services.
- Inclusion of new suppliers, including Ede & Ravenscroft, as compliant contracted suppliers.
By using the agreement, members will benefit from:
- An easy and compliant route to market for participating organisations.
- Pricing which can be negotiated by competition at call-off.
- A wider choice of suppliers to allow for improved competition.
- User guides, support, and templates.
The following suppliers have been awarded to the agreement lots:
|1||Gown Hire and Purchase|
|2||Photography and Media Services|
How do I call off from the framework agreement?
- Call-off from this framework agreement is by means of further competition.
- All call-off orders from this framework MUST quote the framework reference PFB5073 LU.
- Members will determine the correct Lot(s) to use when placing a call-off contract from the Framework Agreement by assessing their requirement against the available Lots.
How has sustainability, equality and diversity been considered as part of the tender?
- All organisations on this framework have an environmental policy in place and/or have attained or are working towards a certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001.
- All bidders were required to respond to the standard selection question with regards to confirming whether they are a relevant organisation as defined by Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act. Consideration has been given to the level of risk associated with the supply to this category.
- Where appropriate, LUPC will work with the suppliers, who are not currently defined as relevant organisations, to develop a Modern Slavery Act statement.
- All organisations on this framework have signed up to compliance with the Sustain Supply Chain Code of Conduct.
Further information including contact details, service offering and achieved scores is provided in the Buyers Guide available on HE Contracts.
Please contact Justin McLoughlin if you have any queries.