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John Malloch Joins SUPC Procurement Shared Service  

John Malloch Joins SUPC Procurement Shared Service

The PSS team is pleased to welcome John Malloch as its newest team member. John is a procurement professional with 27 years' experience in the public and private sectors. John was the head of procurement at the University of Exeter for several years after procurement and supply chain roles in ener..

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National Catering Frameworks Launch Event  

National Catering Frameworks Launch Event

LUPC is hosting a free Members’ event on Thursday 19th April to launch two new national Catering Services agreements. Members can find out more about the agreement for Catering Consultancy Services (launched in September 2017) and Catering Outsourced Services (due for award March 2018). The ..

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Supporting Transformation with a Procurement Maturity Assessment  

Supporting Transformation with a Procurement Maturity Assessment

As we know, the HE sector has seen considerable change over the last few years and many institutions are undertaking transformation programmes to ensure they are well positioned for any further change ahead. Procurement should be considered a key component of these transformation programmes - as ..

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New Paper - Print and Specialist Agreement  

New Paper - Print and Specialist Agreement

Members can now access the new Paper - Pring and Specialist Agreement. The agreement will run from 01 January 2018 until 31 December 2019 - with the option to extend for up to two additional years until 31 December 2021, subject to supplier performance. Suppliers on the framework include: An..

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Discussion Thread on the Carillion Collapse  

Discussion Thread on the Carillion Collapse

British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) has a very interesting, on-going thread about the huge impact and implications of the Carillion financial collapse - in particular the growing risk to subcontractors and supply chains. If you are interested to see how or if you are impacted by t..

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SUPC Welcomes Two New Board Members!  

SUPC Welcomes Two New Board Members!

SUPC is pleased to announce it has two new board members. Robert Dumolo, Head of Procurement at the University of East Anglia and Lisa Jefferies, Director of Procurement at the University of Reading, will be representing the SUPC council as members of the SUPC board over a term of four years. On ..

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SUPC's Estates and Facilities Group Meeting  

SUPC's Estates and Facilities Group Meeting

SUPC's next Estates and Facilities Group Meeting will be taking place on 08 February in Reading. Members interested in sharing ideas, discussing relevant sector issues and networking with peers can attend this meeting by booking their place here. 

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LUPC & SUPC Conference 2018 Suggestions  

LUPC & SUPC Conference 2018 Suggestions

As you may already know LUPC and SUPC are organising a joint conference set for 24 May 2018. Based off the huge success of last years joint conference - which brought together 300 delegates from over 115 different institutions - we would value any input from members on what they may be looking..

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Cyber Security Workshops: 23 & 24 January  

Cyber Security Workshops: 23 & 24 January

SUPC will be hosting two workshops for SUPC members on integrating cyber security requirements into tender documents.  The workshops are aimed at both procurement and IT professionals who are involved in developing tender documents for IT products and solutions.  Bridewell, a key partner of SUPC..

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GDPR training – 1 February 2018  

GDPR training – 1 February 2018

LUPC and SUPC have arranged a free-of-charge half day training course for members on the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The venue is now confirmed as the University of Westminster, Cavendish Pavilion in Central London, on 1 February 2018. The training will be delivered b..

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Procurement Maturity Assessment Annual Review Now Available  

Procurement Maturity Assessment Annual Review Now Available

The annual 2016/17 review for the Procurement Maturity Assessments (PMA) is now available to all users. This informative report highlights the demonstrated success of the PMA programme and provides an insight into how the assessment helps institutions. Also included in the report is a outline for ..

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EyeOn: ICT Document Available  

EyeOn: ICT Document Available

The latest EyeOn: ICT document has been published and can be found below. EyeOn: ICT provides an overview of the key ICT agreements and resources available to you. You can use these agreements to meet the day-to-day purchasing requirements for ICT. The agreements in this document are already set ..

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New Training Services Provider Framework  

New Training Services Provider Framework

Members can now access the new Training Services Provider Framework Agreement which covers the delivery of standard training in the HE sector across multiple areas. Standard training is defined as: off the shelf, repeat or readily available training programmes which can be tailored or adapted to s..

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Fraud Targeting HE Suppliers  

Fraud Targeting HE Suppliers

SUPC has been made aware that HE suppliers are being targeted in a fraud scam where they receive an email or phone call requesting a quote for specific equipment/goods. Once the quotation has been provided, a fake purchase order is emailed to the supplier that bears resemblance to an authentic uni..

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Legal Services Launch Event  

Legal Services Launch Event

The London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) is pleased to announce their launch event for the new Legal Services Framework Agreement. The event will take place on the 8th of November in London and will include:   A comprehensive professional programme A supplier exhibition with stan..

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