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Consortia Collaboration

UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC)

The higher education consortia work very closely together.  The UKUPC is comprised of heads of the UK regional purchasing consortia (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium; Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges, Scotland; Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales; London Universities Purchasing Consortium, North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium and North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium), the head of TEC and the head of TUCO  as well as a representative from HEFCE.  Below are the terms of reference and notes of their meetings.


The Joint Contracting Group
The Joint Contracting Group reports to the UKUPC and this focuses on delivering a comprehensive and efficient national contracting plan. Members of this group are drawn from the contracting divisions of each consortium:
•    Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)
•    Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC)
•    Higher Education Purchasing Consortia, Wales (HEPCW)
•    London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC)
•    North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)
•    North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)

Crescent Purchasing Consortium and Jisc are also members of this group.

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