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.
LUPC'S FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT TENDERING PROCESS
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:
- Networking Supply & Services (HENSS 2) (expected to start June 2023) Contact: Mike Kilner 07932 347182
- Finance, HR/Payroll Systems and Associated Services (expected summer 2023) Contact: Mike Kilner 07932 347182
- Debt Recovery (expected to go live June 2023). Contact: Roy Dennis 0207 307 2772
- Occupational Health (expected to go live May 2023). Contact: Roy Dennis 0207 307 2772
- Waste Management Services - National (expected to go live 12 June 2023). Contact: Julie Gooch 07546 050 410
Broadcasting Equipment and Integration Services (expected start 1 July 2023). Contact: Mike Kilner 07932 347182
Serials, Periodicals, and Associated Services (Print and Digital) (expected on 1st August 2023) Contact: Roy Dennis 0207 307 2772
- Network & Security Equipment, Jisc (expected start 1 September 2023). Contact: Mike Kilner 07932 347182
- Similarity Detection Systems and Associated Services (expected start 2 October 2023) Contact: Mike Kilner 07932 347182.
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.
VIEW THE LATEST CONTRACTING PLAN (SEPT '22)
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.