Tenders In Progress

In the pipeline…

LUPC will regularly update this page with details of proposed new agreements or re-tenders within the next 6-12 months. The aim is to inform the wider membership of what we’re planning before agreements are awarded, and help give you a planning horizon for your own procurement.

Tenders in progress

Listed below are current tenders being undertaken across all six HE purchasing consortia, and open to LUPC members. Expected award and go live dates are in brackets. For further details, contact the LUPC contract manager listed.

  • Networking - Routing & Switching (expected go live October 2019). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768                                                                
  • Data Centre Management Equipment and Infrastructure (expected go live January 2020). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768                               
  • National Electronics Agreement (expected go live for December 2019). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768                                                            
  • IT Related Accessories and Parts (ITRAP) including VR technology (expected to go live for February 2020). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768                                                                      
  • Apple (expected to go live for Q2 2020). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
  • General Laboratory Equipment, Supply, Delivery, Installation and Post Installation Services (expected to go live June 2020). Contact: Darran Whatley 020 7307 2764                                                                                                           
  • Servers, Storage & Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) (expected to go live for November 2020). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768                                                                                               
  • Software License Resellers Agreement (SLRA) (expected to go live for September 2020). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
  • Inter-Regional AV framework agreement (expected to go live Q2 2020). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768                                                           

LUPC is confident that what’s currently ‘in the pipeline’ will be delivered. However, as situations do change from time to time, we would strongly advise members to contact LUPC if they are interested in any of the agreements included within this item, for a fuller assessment of their progress and expected delivery date.

Commodity Groups

All of LUPC’s agreements are developed, tendered and managed with input from our members – we really couldn’t do our work without them.

LUPC’s Commodity Groups bring together Members from procurement and technical professions with a special interest or expertise in a particular category of goods or services.

LUPC Commodity Groups identify member need, compile specifications and submit sourcing strategies to our Executive Committee for approval.  Often this will involve drafting tender documentation and evaluating tender submissions from suppliers.  Usually chaired by a member representative, each Group is supported by one of LUPC’s Senior Category Managers.

Commodity Groups are also key to managing relationships with suppliers on behalf of the Consortium, and reviewing supplier performance throughout the life of an agreement. To find out more about joining a Commodity Group, contact enquiries@lupc.ac.uk