Who We Are

LUPC is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to achieve value for money for our members in their procurement of goods and services, in a way that benefits our members, society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

In collaboration with other higher education purchasing consortia and with responsible procurement at the centre of everything we do, our expert procurement team manages a large portfolio of framework agreements securing best value for each of our members.

Established in 1968, LUPC’s membership is made up of universities and colleges of higher and further education, as well as other not-for-profit organisations in the education, arts, science, charity, and wider public sectors. Our small team is based at its Fitzrovia office location and works alongside procurement professionals and other experts from our membership base.

We are one of six regional higher education purchasing consortia in the UK working collaboratively alongside other specialist sector purchasing organisations, and are known collectively as UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC). Together we tender and manage more than 100 framework agreements compliant with the public contracts regulations for our members to use.

LUPC is a company limited by guarantee and is funded from membership subscriptions and marketing premiums added to some of our agreements.