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Another Standout Event - LUPC & SUPC Conference 2019  

Another Standout Event - LUPC & SUPC Conference 2019

Collaboration in Action   Last week on Thursday 16 May, LUPC & SUPC held our joint annual conference at the prestigious County Hall on London’s South Bank. This year was particularly exciting for both consortia as it was the first joint conference since SUPC and LUPC embarked on a strate..

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How your Procurement Teams are Delivering Value for Students  

How your Procurement Teams are Delivering Value for Students

Last month HEPA launched the report of this year’s Procurement Value Survey (PVS), which looks at the extent to which procurement teams influence spend and drive efficiency in the sector. 89 English universities responded, quoting an impactable spend total of £7.7bn. In some of the other mea..

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Modern Slavery Statement - Your Statutory Requirement

In accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, your annual Slavery and Human Trafficking statements were due earlier this year.   Dr Olga Martin-Ortega will be producing her annual report in the next couple of months, which will, once again, review the content of the statements; howev..

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Property Safety and Security Framework Now Live!  

Property Safety and Security Framework Now Live!

Consortium Procurement have launched their new Property Safety and Security Framework. As added value for our members you can now access this agreement.   The agreement has 27 suppliers over 8 Lots: Find out more here.   Please log-in to view additional framework documents below.   Conso..

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Books Framework Agreement Extended  

Books Framework Agreement Extended

SUPC is pleased to confirm the Framework Agreement for books, e-books, standing orders and related materials has now been extended with all suppliers until 31 July 2021.   This will be reflected in the HE Contracts Database shortly and a new Buyers Guide will also be available. All contractual ..

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Vehicle Hire, Car Club and Leasing Framework Extended  

Vehicle Hire, Car Club and Leasing Framework Extended

The Vehicle Hire, Car Club and Leasing Framework has been extended by NWUPC until 31 March 2020. There is a further one year extension period available until 31 March 2021. HE Contracts has been updated to reflect the extension.   If you have any questions please contact

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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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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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