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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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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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Support for Universities Waiting for Travel Refunds  

Support for Universities Waiting for Travel Refunds

The recent times have been very challenging for Travel Management Companies, travel bookers, and travellers. We’ve been working hard to keep on top of the situation and keep you up to date with what we’ve been doing in the background as framework owners to support you. Category Manager Jayne ..

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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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Life Science Equipment Agreement Now Live  

Life Science Equipment Agreement Now Live

The Life Science Equipment framework, a national agreement open to members of all university purchasing consortia, is now live. This agreement fills the gap amongst other STEMed agreements with a single EU-compliant framework designed specifically for the HE and wider public sector.   The agree..

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How Effective is your Procurement Function? Find out with PMA+  

How Effective is your Procurement Function? Find out with PMA+

What is the Procurement Maturity Assessment (PMA)+ A Procurement Maturity Assessment is an independent detailed assessment of your procurement function and provides you with a bespoke action plan for improvement, a baseline to measure improvements, as well as benchmark scores against similar inst..

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Understanding the Augar Review  

Understanding the Augar Review

Many members will likely be aware that the much-anticipated Augar Review of Post-18 Education and Funding was published at the end of May.  While the headline recommendations in the report have now made the rounds - and those who haven't yet read the 216-page report can skim it here - there is a ..

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New Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Services Agreement Live  

New Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Services Agreement Live

SUPC members and the wider HE and public sectors can now access the new Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Services Agreement, led by SUPC.   This agreement brings together, for the first time on a national level, both temporary and permanent recruitment services into a single EU-compliant fram..

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Occupational Health and Wellbeing for Students and Staff Framework Now Live!  

Occupational Health and Wellbeing for Students and Staff Framework Now Live!

We're pleased to announce the new national Occupational Health and Wellbeing for Students and Staff Framework reference PFB5052LU is now live for SUPC members to access. This is a two-year framework with the option to extend for a further 2 x 1 years. Full details are available on HE Contra..

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Framework Launch Events - Waste Management and Occupational Health - 2nd July 2019  

Framework Launch Events - Waste Management and Occupational Health - 2nd July 2019

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019 Timings: 09:00-13:00 Location: Student Central, Malet Street, London, W1T 7NZ Lunch will be provided   Free to Members of SUPC    *Both events will be running at the same time*   LUPC will be holding two free framework launch events on Tuesday 2 July 2019 for..

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