Public Procurement

LUPC and its members are contracting authorities under UK public procurement regulations. All of our framework agreements and contracts are compliant with the Public Procurement Regulations 2015.

The consortium seeks to conduct business in a fair, open and transparent manner, upholding the highest standards of integrity and business ethics.  Our director and all our senior category managers are qualified members of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and as such are bound by CIPS’s code of professional ethics.

Sourcing and Managing Suppliers

Competitive tender processes allow us to select those suppliers whose products or services offer best value.  Agreements are then managed through to contract expiration or termination.  During the management phase, we work with suppliers to improve the quality of the service offering and reduce overall costs.  This often involves members feeding into review meetings, to help build and maintain strong relationships between buyers and suppliers, and addressing any issues early on.

Additional resources:

The legislation

Online training resources from HM Government

Thresholds for public procurement

Using framework agreements regulated by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and Public Contracts Regulations 2015 - Guidance from law firm, Mills & Reeve

Keep up-to-date with Government Procurement Policy.