Following the publication of the Green Paper on transforming public procurement in December 2020, LUPC has engaged regularly with its members across higher and further education institutions, and not-for-profit organisations in the education, arts, science, charity, and wider public sectors.
We have held a number of virtual group and 1:1 meetings with procurement leads, category managers and our executive committee. We also encouraged responses via an online survey.
The feedback we have received through all the above has been included in this, our formal consultation response, and submitted to the Cabinet Office. Thank you to all our members for their input into this process.
In addition to our LUPC response, the eight consortia members of UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) is working collaboratively to provide a sector-wide response that advocates for the best interest of our memberships.
The deadline for individual feedback on the Green Paper is 10 March 2021 and can be sent through this dedicated email address.