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SUPC New Member Induction Day - June 2019  

SUPC New Member Induction Day - June 2019

SUPC is holding its next New Member Induction Day on 14 June 2019 at the University of Reading. This is an opportunity for new staff members at SUPC member institutions to:   Meet the SUPC team Learn about agreements and services Find out how to get the most from frameworks Connect and ..

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COUP 2019 Delegate Bookings Now Open!  

COUP 2019 Delegate Bookings Now Open!

Booking for the 2019 Conference on University Purchasing is NOW OPEN!   BOOK HERE COUP 2019 will be held between the 3rd – 5th September 2019 at the University of Leicester. The conference provides a unique opportunity for Heads of Procurement, Category Managers and buyers from across th..

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LUPC & SUPC Joint Library Group Meeting  

LUPC & SUPC Joint Library Group Meeting

Following the implementation of the SUPC & LUPC Strategic Partnership, we're pleased to confirm we'll be hosting our first joint Library Group meeting for members at the London School of Economics and Political Science on Thursday 6 June.   This meeting will be a pilot and an annual joint ..

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TEC Conference and Celebratory Event  

TEC Conference and Celebratory Event

Energy & Education Connected – 25 Years of TEC Thursday 27 June 2019 Free to attend   TEC will be hosting their “Energy & Education Connected” conference at the Iconic Rep Theatre in Birmingham on the 27th June 2019. The event will be taking a glimpse into the future for energ..

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DPS and Negotiated Procurement Procedures  

DPS and Negotiated Procurement Procedures

With information provided by Clyde & Co, SUPC has developed DPS and Negotiated Procedure training slides/reference guides for anyone needing additional information on these processes.    Members will need to log in to view the reference guides below.

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Brexit Supplier Assessment Update - 27 March  

Brexit Supplier Assessment Update - 27 March

Please find below the latest update with regards to the implications of Brexit on suppliers awarded on all UK university purchasing consortia (UKUPC) frameworks.   The supplier spreadsheet below is up-to-date as of 27 March 2019. Members will need to log in to view this document.   In additi..

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Purchasing Card Use in Universities  

Purchasing Card Use in Universities

A purchasing card (pcard) allows low-value goods and services to be procured at a significantly lower cost than traditional methods. They are usually issued to employees with the expectation that they will follow their organisation’s policies and procedures, including reviewing and approving tra..

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LUPC & SUPC Conference 2019 - Updated  

LUPC & SUPC Conference 2019 - Updated

We’re delighted to announce that LUPC and SUPC are holding our fourth joint consortia Conference & Exhibition on Thursday 16 May 2019.   Delegate Bookings - For Members only   Please download the programme at the bottom of the page.    We are now fully booked for our 2019 Confe..

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NEWS: Strategic Partnering Advisory Board  

NEWS: Strategic Partnering Advisory Board

The first Strategic Partnering Advisory Board meeting was held on Friday 8th March. The purpose of the board is to advise on the implementation and delivery of the collaboration activities arising from the Future Collaboration Project with Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC).   T..

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Books Framework Agreement Extended  

Books Framework Agreement Extended

SUPC is pleased to confirm the Framework Agreement for books, e-books, standing orders and related materials has now been extended with all suppliers until 31 July 2021.   This will be reflected in the HE Contracts Database shortly and a new Buyers Guide will also be available. All contractual ..

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Cleaning Equipment Framework Now Live!  

Cleaning Equipment Framework Now Live!

The Cleaning Equipment Supply and Maintenance National framework is now live for SUPC members to access. For more information, including the Buyer’s Guide, please visit the HE Contracts Database.   The agreement will run from 1st March 2019 until 28th February 2021 with the option to exten..

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Vehicle Hire, Car Club and Leasing Framework Extended  

Vehicle Hire, Car Club and Leasing Framework Extended

The Vehicle Hire, Car Club and Leasing Framework has been extended by NWUPC until 31 March 2020. There is a further one year extension period available until 31 March 2021. HE Contracts has been updated to reflect the extension.   If you have any questions please contact

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Molecular Biology Research Services Framework Now Live!  

Molecular Biology Research Services Framework Now Live!

We're pleased to announce the launch of the brand-new Molecular Biology Research Services framework agreement, which is available to all members of NEUPC, NWUPC, LUPC, SUPC, HEPCW and APUC.   The scope of the framework is for the provision of a range of Molecular Biology Research Services (MBRS..

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Property Safety and Security Framework Now Live!  

Property Safety and Security Framework Now Live!

Consortium Procurement have launched their new Property Safety and Security Framework. As added value for our members you can now access this agreement.   The agreement has 27 suppliers over 8 Lots: Find out more here.   Please log-in to view additional framework documents below.   Conso..

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Waste Management Services Framework Now Live!  

Waste Management Services Framework Now Live!

  The National Waste Management Services (Sustainable) Framework is now live for SUPC members to access. Full details are available on HE Contracts.   Members are able to use the framework flexibly and can call-off from one or multiple lots, depending on individual member requirements. Call..

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