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New Jisc Network Equipment Framework Now Live  

New Jisc Network Equipment Framework Now Live

SUPC members can now access the new Jisc Network Equipment Framework, led by LUPC.   This agreement went live on the 1 October 2019 and will run until 30 September 2021, with an option to extend for a further two years until 30 September 2023.   The agreement scope includes the supply and s..

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New eProcurement Systems (ITS5058 LU) Framework Now Live  

New eProcurement Systems (ITS5058 LU) Framework Now Live

SUPC members can now access the new eProcurement Systems (ITS5058 LU) Framework, led by LUPC on HEC. This is a brand new agreement and fills the gap in the market with a HE specific, EU-compliant, Agreement.   This agreement went live on the 16 September 2019 and will run until 15 September 202..

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UK Universities in Landmark Deal to Buy Energy Direct from Wind Farms  

UK Universities in Landmark Deal to Buy Energy Direct from Wind Farms

Earning a first - Significant £50m clean energy deal for 20 UK leading universities.   Twenty of the UK’s leading universities have established a £50m deal to buy renewable energy directly from British windfarms for the first time. SUPC members: The University of Exeter, Anglia Ruskin, Un..

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Mission Completed - COUP 2019 Review  

Mission Completed - COUP 2019 Review

This year's COUP was hosted by NEUPC at the University of Leicester and included the first-ever COUP Procurement Awards highlighting procurement excellence in the UK HE Sector.   Themed Mission Ready: HE Procurement for the Next Generation to reflect Leicester's role as a key contributor to U..

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New Laboratory Agreement for Chemicals and Consumable Now Live  

New Laboratory Agreement for Chemicals and Consumable Now Live

SUPC members and universities across the UK can now access the new Inter Regional Laboratory Agreement for Chemicals and Consumable, led by SUPC.  This agreement, which replaces two previously separate agreements, provides a compliant route to market and a collaborative procurement channel for an..

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Collaboration Updates from your UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC)  

Collaboration Updates from your UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC)

Members can now download the new UKUPC Newsletter below.   This is the first of two updates you will receive this year outlining how your local consortium collaborates nationally with other consortia to deliver more benefits and greater value to you as a member. The banner under which the conso..

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Helping University Procurement Departments Prepare for Brexit - Update 16 September  

Helping University Procurement Departments Prepare for Brexit - Update 16 September

Brexit Supplier Assessment Update - 16 September    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 16 September 2019. This..

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New Financial Services Agreement Now Live  

New Financial Services Agreement Now Live

NWUPC have recently awarded a national framework agreement for Financial Services open to members of all university purchasing consortia.   The agreement will run from 1st  August 2019 until 31st July 2021 with the option to extend for two one-year periods; 31st July 2022 and 2023.    It ..

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High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) Agreement Now Live  

High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) Agreement Now Live

NWUPC have recently awarded a national framework agreement for High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) open to members of all university purchasing consortia.   The agreement will run from 1st  August 2019 until 31st July 2021 with the option to extend for two, (1 year) extensions until 2023. ..

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New Travel Management Services Agreement Now Live  

New Travel Management Services Agreement Now Live

SUPC members and universities across the UK can now access the new Travel Management Services Agreement, led by SUPC.  This agreement, which replaces previous iterations, provides a compliant route to market and a collaborative procurement channel for an estimated £700 million in university spen..

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Framework Update: Apple Equipment & Services (National)  

Framework Update: Apple Equipment & Services (National)

Apple Equipment & Services (National)   Supplier review meetings held with all of the resellers in May 2019. The Agreement is now in its final year and will be renewed. The tender process is likely to start in late summer 2019. New products in the iMac and MacBook Pro ranges wer..

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Framework Update: SSSNA and SLRA  

Framework Update: SSSNA and SLRA

Servers, Storage & Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA)  Software Licence Resellers Agreement (SLRA)   Letters have been issued to all suppliers on both SSSNA and SLRA for arrangements to extend the agreements. SSSNA will be extended for 12 months commencing on 1st November 2019 a..

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Cleaning & Janitorial Framework Now Live  

Cleaning & Janitorial Framework Now Live

NEUPC have recently awarded a multi-regional agreement (also available to SUPC, LUPC and HEPCW members).    The framework covers Cleaning and Janitorial Supplies, including cleaning supplies, cleaning chemicals, disposable paper products, soap/hand cleansers and laundry products.   The cont..

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Office, Computer and Library Supplies Framework Now Live  

Office, Computer and Library Supplies Framework Now Live

NWUPC have recently awarded a national framework agreement for Office, Computer and Library Supplies. The agreement started on 1st August 2019 for two years until 31st July 2021 with the option to extend for a further two years until the final date of 31st July 2023.   The agreement continues w..

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Broadcast Equipment and Integration Services Agreement Now Live  

Broadcast Equipment and Integration Services Agreement Now Live

NWUPC has awarded a national framework agreement for Broadcast Equipment and Integration Services. The agreement will run from 1st July 2019 until 30th June 2021 with the option to extend for two (2) years until 30th June 2023.   This collaborative agreement is a new area for the sector and is ..

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