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LUPC & SUPC Joint Library Group Meeting  

LUPC & SUPC Joint Library Group Meeting

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED   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 ..

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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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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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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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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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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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Case Study: Getting the Most from Frameworks  

Case Study: Getting the Most from Frameworks

The Library Services team at Imperial College London were recently challenged by slow data transfer between their library system and book suppliers. Leading to delays in placing orders, frustration and inefficiencies in meeting the institution's needs, the team wanted a reliable supplier with in..

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View SUPC's Annual 2017/18 Annual Report  

View SUPC's Annual 2017/18 Annual Report

Our 2017/18 Annual Report highlights the work SUPC has undertaken over the past year on behalf of members.  In 2017/18 SUPC members spent over £458.2m through SUPC agreements and realised over £53.3m million in quantifiable savings.   The 2017/18 Report outlines our work on delivering collab..

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A Warm Welcome to our New Team Members  

A Warm Welcome to our New Team Members

SUPC would like to introduce our newest team members: Joel Arber, Rob Clements and Dani Sweeney.   Joel joins us as Managing Consultant and SUMS Group Head of Business Development. Rob as the SUMS Group Operations Manager and Dani as the new Category Manager for Science, Technology, Engine..

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Modern Slavery Reporting  

Modern Slavery Reporting

For those of our members responsible for writing their organisation's Modern Slavery Act Statement, you can now access the free resource below in order to help you meet the requirements of the legislation. The guidance allows users to accurately reflect the process of due diligence they are undert..

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New Finance Agreement  

New Finance Agreement

SUPC members can now access our new Finance, HR/Payroll, ERP and Associated Services Agreement that is now available. The new agreement will run for 2 years, with the option for 2 x 12 month extensions available. The framework has three lots available: Lot 1 – Finance Systems and Associate..

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New NERARS Agreement  

New NERARS Agreement

New Recruitment Advertising and Resources Agreement Will Help Institutions Attract the Best The NERARS Agreement will help universities and colleges stand out from the crowd when it comes to recruiting staff (please note: these Frameworks are for HR recruitment only).  The agreement covers adver..

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New EyeOn: ICT  

New EyeOn: ICT

The latest EyeOn: ICT document has been published and can now be accessed by members.EyeOn: ICT provides an overview of the key ICT agreements and resources available to you as SUPC members. You can use these agreements to meet the day-to-day purchasing requirements for ICT services at your insti..

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