LUPC members have access to over 100 professionally arranged framework agreements covering a range of goods and services tailored to the specific requirements of our membership.
Should you require any assistance with using our frameworks, please contact the LUPC member of staff assigned to the particular framework agreement in the document below.
LUPC’s framework agreement tendering process
All of LUPC’s framework agreements go through a rigorous tendering process, typically taking between six and nine months, and carried out in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and The Public Procurement (Amendment etc.)(EU Exit) Regulations 2020.
Tenders in progress
LUPC works collaboratively through UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC), a formal partnership between APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC, SUPC, TEC and TUCO to support collaborative procurement within Higher Education. Listed below are current tenders being undertaken across UKUPC, and open to LUPC members:
- National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA) - National (expected start 1 November 2022). Contact: Mike Kilner 0207 307 2768
Servers, Storage & Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) (expected start November 2022). Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
Similarity Detection Systems and Associated Services (expected start 16 January 2023) Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
Student Information Management Systems and Associated Services (expected start 17 October 2022) Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
Accommodation Management and Conference Software (expected start 10 October 2022) Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
Finance, HR/Payroll Systems and Associated Services (expected start 12 December 2022) Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
- Debt Recovery (expected to go live October 2022). Contact: Roy Dennis 0207 307 2772
- Alumni CRM (expected start 11 November 2022) Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
HENSS 2 Networking (expected start 1 January 2022) Contact: Mike Kilner 020 7307 2768
Life Science Equipment, Goods and Services – National (ITT expected to be published in September 2022, framework expected start March 2023). Contact: Antonio Ramirez 07932 446 741
Occupational Health (expected to go live May 2023). Contact: Roy Dennis 0207 307 2772
UKUPC Contracting Plan (APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC, SUPC)
The UKUPC Contracting Plan provides an overview of all framework agreements that are contracted, in-progress (tender stage), scheduled or in the research process.
Tender Working Parties
LUPC invites members to join relevant Framework Tender Working Parties (TWPs). A TWP shapes and supports the delivery of our framework agreements, so individuals involved play a key role in ensuring the delivery of efficient and effective contracts which meets the needs of our membership. They are usually a mixture of consortia staff, member organisation’s procurement professionals and technical or specialist representatives.
From personal development to advantages for the organisation and suppliers, this document, developed by UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC), sets out the benefits to you of participating in TWPs and explains our promise to professionally support and deliver effective working groups.