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News

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COVID-19 Support  

COVID-19 Support

During these challenging times, we are all called upon to find innovative ways to keep our institutions and communities operating to the extent that they can.  We know that many of you will currently be involved in contingency planning at your universities.   We want to hear about any initiati..

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Covid-19 Webinars - We're Going Online!  

Covid-19 Webinars - We're Going Online!

We want to help our members and the sector respond to the considerable challenges thrown up by Covid-19.      15 April: COVID-19 Impact Webinars 10.00-16.30   We know you need some information to help you deal with immediate challenges thrown up by COVID-19. The day’..

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UKUPC Provides Urgent Resources for NHS  

UKUPC Provides Urgent Resources for NHS

The UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC), their members and supply chains are providing much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and purchasing expertise to the NHS, Government and other bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic.   A national higher education & further education se..

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Ensuring Content is Accessible to Students during Covid-19  

Ensuring Content is Accessible to Students during Covid-19

As Higher Education moves to online delivery in the light of Covid-19, library and information resources are following suit. As libraries close their doors and/or students stay at home, traditional physical resources are becoming unavailable and digital alternatives are the only realistic option. ..

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Coronavirus Update  

Coronavirus Update

For our members As more information about the coronavirus and its impact is emerging, we continue to explore potential impacts on supply chains.  Our category managers are working with suppliers and counter-parts across the consortia to understand which suppliers may be impacted, how this might ..

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View SUPC's Annual 2018/19 Impact Report  

View SUPC's Annual 2018/19 Impact Report

Our 2018/19 Annual Report highlights the work SUPC has undertaken over the past year on behalf of members.  In 2018/19 SUPC members spent over £498.6m through SUPC agreements and realised over £63.3m million in quantifiable savings.   The 2018/19 Report outlines our work on delivering collab..

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Expecting the Unexpected: A Lesson from the Coronavirus Outbreak  

Expecting the Unexpected: A Lesson from the Coronavirus Outbreak

No sooner has Brexit vanished from the media than news bulletins are awash with headlines about the Coronavirus. The situation in China, and beyond, regarding the rise and spread of the Coronavirus is troubling. Our best wishes must go to all those affected by the outbreak, to healthcare professio..

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New IT-Related Accessories and Parts (ITRAP) Agreement Now Live  

New IT-Related Accessories and Parts (ITRAP) Agreement Now Live

SUPC members and universities across the UK can buy essential IT products through the EU-compliant IT-Related Accessories and Parts (ITRAP) Agreement.  The agreement covers some of the most vital IT supplies that allow students and staff to study and work effectively.   Consortia members can b..

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UK University Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) Impact Statement  

UK University Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) Impact Statement

The UKUPC Impact Statement highlights the spend and supporting activities represented by all of the UKUPC, including SUPC.  SUPC membership spend and savings in 2018/19 accounted for a significant portion of national totals.  Our member spend of just over £487 M accounted for 26% of all univers..

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Electronic Components Framework Now Live  

Electronic Components Framework Now Live

SUPC members can now access the new Electronic Components Framework, led by NWUPC.   The agreement will run from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2022 with the option to extend by 1 year to 31 December 2023.   The agreement has been split into lots and awarded to the following suppliers: ..

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Photographic Equipment and Consumables Framework Now Live  

Photographic Equipment and Consumables Framework Now Live

SUPC members can now access the new Photographic Equipment and Consumables Framework, led by NWUPC.   This agreement went live on the 1 January 2020 and will run until 31 December 2021, with an option to extend until 31 December 2022 and 2023.   The following suppliers have been awarded to ..

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Update - Financial Services Agreement Now Awarded  

Update - Financial Services Agreement Now Awarded

NWUPC has recently awarded a national framework agreement for Financial Services open to members of all university purchasing consortia.   The agreement will run from 1 August 2019 until 31 July 2021 with the option to extend for two years to 21 July 2023.    The agreement has been split i..

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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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