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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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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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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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BOOK NOW - SUPC New Member Induction Day -  26 February 2020  

BOOK NOW - SUPC New Member Induction Day - 26 February 2020

  Have you recently joined an SUPC member organisation, are you new to purchasing or just in need of a reminder as to how SUPC can support you?   SUPC is holding its next New Member Induction Day on 26 February 2020 at the University of Reading.   Open to any university staff member in..

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BOOK NOW -  Laboratory Consumables & Chemical Framework Launch Event ,12 March 2020  

BOOK NOW - Laboratory Consumables & Chemical Framework Launch Event ,12 March 2020

SUPC will be holding a free framework launch event on Thursday 12 March 2020 for Laboratory Consumables & Chemicals    Date: Tuesday 12 March 2020 Timings: 10:00 - 15:00 Location: Woburn House Conference Centre, 20-24 Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 9HQ   FREE to member..

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Coronavirus Update  

Coronavirus Update

As more information about the coronavirus and its impact is emerging, we are exploring potential impacts on supply chains.  The shutdown of Chinese manufacturing plants and travel in/out of China may impact suppliers across categories.  Our category managers are working with suppliers and counte..

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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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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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