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UKUPC Market Insight Document: December ’22 issue now available

Dec 1 2022

UKUPC members can now access the latest market insight document produced by UKUPC category managers. 

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LUPC Vacancy: Procurement Manager – 6 months fixed term post

Nov 24 2022

We have an exciting new vacancy for an experienced and enthusiastic Procurement Manager, with an initial focus on the delivery of ad hoc procurement requirements for our members. 

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Annual Member Benefit Reports issued to Full Members

Nov 10 2022

All full members of LUPC will have received their annual member benefit report this week.

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NEW National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA) ITS5071 LU now live

Nov 4 2022

The latest iteration of the National Desktop and Notebook Agreement is now available to UKUPC members. 

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We're recruiting for a Data Analyst!

Oct 21 2022

Come and join our friendly team as a Data Analyst. 

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UKUPC Conference 2023

Oct 18 2022

We are excited to announce that the UKUPC Conference 2023 (formerly known as COUP) will be taking place 6 - 7 September 2023 at the University of Exeter

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UKUPC Modern Slavery Series

Oct 17 2022

To mark Anti-slavery week (17 – 23 October), UKUPC’s Responsible Procurement Network has developed five short videos to help raise awareness of the importance of eradicating Modern Slavery from society. 

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New: Sustainable Fleet Solutions Framework - VEH3137NW

Oct 7 2022

LUPC is delighted to announce Members now have access to the new Sustainable Fleet Solutions Framework - VEH3137NW.

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UKUPC Responsible Procurement Strategy now available!

Sep 16 2022

UK Universities Purchasing Consortia is proud to share the Responsible Procurement Strategy (UKUPC RP Strategy) #SDGs #GlobalGoalsWeek 

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LUPC Membership Survey Results for 2022 now available

Sep 14 2022

Feedback on LUPC's performance is detailed in the LUPC Annual Membership Survey Report for 2022.

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UKUPC Market Insight for September now available

Sep 5 2022

The quarterly UKUPC Market Insight Document for September 2022 is now available. 

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LUPC retains its CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark

Aug 31 2022

LUPC has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Corporate Ethics Mark for the third year running.

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UKUPC Newsletter July 2022

Jul 20 2022

We are pleased to provide the next edition of our UKUPC newsletter to update you on our latest activity

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New Graduation Services Framework now live

Jul 15 2022

LUPC members can now access the Graduation Services (Gowns and Photography) framework agreement. 

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Everything you need to know about the Procurement Bill

Jul 11 2022

As Members of the Lords continue their detailed check of the Procurement Bill,  keep up to date with each stage of the Procurement Bill.

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Welcome to new member – Richmond, the American International University in London

Jul 4 2022

The latest university to join LUPC is Richmond, the American International University in London

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LUPC Board Elections

Jun 28 2022

LUPC is seeking nominations for board members elections. Are you at Director level or is there a Director within your organisation where there would be mutual benefit to being on the LUPC Board? If so, we hope you will consider standing yourself or share this article with a Director you may have identified.

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Launch of the HE TOMs guidance and measurement framework

Jun 23 2022

Social Value Portal has launched its official Social Value guidance and measurement framework  - HE TOMs (Higher Education Themes, Outcomes and Measures).

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UK Procurement Bill goes to the committee stage

Jun 14 2022

The Procurement Bill goes to the committee stage tomorrow, Wednesday June 15th

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LUPC welcomes new deputy director, Jasbinder Sandhu!

Jun 13 2022

Jasbinder (Bindi) Sandhu is our new Deputy Director. She joins us from the University of the Arts London (UAL) where she was Head of Procurement.

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LUPC launches Responsible Procurement Strategic Plan and commits to achieving net zero

Jun 6 2022

Here at LUPC, we have finalised our new Responsible Procurement Strategic Plan, setting out our responsible procurement activity for the next 12 months and our commitment to be a net zero company. 

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Latest UKUPC Market Insight Document out now!

Jun 1 2022

The latest quarterly UKUPC Market Insight Document for June 2022 is now available for members. 

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Key points from the second reading of the Procurement Bill

May 26 2022

The second reading of the Procurement Bill took place in the House of Lords yesterday, a summary of the key points we feel important to note is provided, as well as a link to the full minutes for those interested.

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UKUPC Impact Statement

May 18 2022

LUPC is pleased to bring you the 2020/21 UKUPC (UK Universities Purchasing Consortium) Impact Statement, highlighting how institutions have benefited through consortia collaboration. 

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Mental Health Awareness Week Day 4: TUCO & TEC

May 12 2022

As part of UKUPC’s commitment to our members to share knowledge while supporting the wider procurement community, TUCO and TEC discuss best practice for optimal mental health and wellbeing.

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UK Procurement Bill passing through Parliament

May 12 2022

The new Procurement Bill is currently passing through Parliament, having had its first reading in the House of Lords yesterday. 

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Mental Health Support for Staff: #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

May 11 2022

During Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to highlight the range of enablers UKUPC Members have access to - from frameworks, to training, to strategic planning – to support a mentally healthy staff.

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UKUPC Mental Health Awareness Week: Day 2

May 10 2022

On day two of Mental Health Awarness Week, APUC reflects on priorities for employee wellbeing.

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UKUPC Mental Health Awareness Week: Day 1 - Mental Health and Wellbeing for the mind and body with NEUPC and NWUPC

May 9 2022

As part of UKUPC’s commitment to our members to share knowledge and best practice, while supporting the wider procurement community, we are delighted that NEUPC and NWUPC are kicking off Mental Health Awareness Week.

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UKUPC: Mental Health Awareness Week 9 – 15 May

May 6 2022

Over the next week UKUPC will be taking part in the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week, working together to support you, our members to focus on achieving good mental health.

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Transforming Public Procurement - April 2022 Update

May 5 2022

We have received this communication from the Government Commercial Function and we are sharing it with our members who may find this useful. 

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Achilles Regulated Procurement Training Courses throughout May 2022

Apr 7 2022

We'd like to share procurement training courses of interest to LUPC members, run by Achilles over the next couple of months. 

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Procurement Policy Note 01/22: Contracts with suppliers from Russia and Belarus

Mar 28 2022

A quick summary of Today's Procurement Policy Note (PPN) which sets out how contracting authorities can further cut ties with companies backed by the states of Russia and Belarus.

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Opportunity to Participate in the Debt Recovery Services Framework Agreement

Mar 15 2022

LUPC wants to hear from members who can share their experiences, technical expertise and/or are interested in being part of the Tender Working Party for the current LUPC-led debt recovery framework agreement.

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Opportunity to participate in the Waste management services framework agreement

Mar 15 2022

The current LUPC-led Waste Management Services (Sustainable) framework agreement expires on the 10 March 2023, and LUPC are looking to start work on the retender shortly.

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University Apple Agreement Update

Mar 15 2022

A combination of constrained supply and higher-than-normal demand persists within the ICT industry.

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Invitation to Browne Jacobson’s 'Procurement Bill - key changes and how will it affect you?' webinar

Mar 14 2022

Invitation to Browne Jacobson’s 'Procurement Bill - key changes and how will it affect you?' webinar Tuesday 29 March 2022, 2-3pm. This webinar will take place on Zoom.


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New Residential Textiles, Student Starter Packs and Window Coverings Framework

Mar 14 2022

LUPC is thrilled to announce Members now have access to the new Residential Textiles, Student Starter Packs and Window Coverings Framework - FFE3177 NW.

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Russian Supply Chain Risks

Mar 10 2022

As advised in our recent Market Insight Document, UKUPC met yesterday to share our collective knowledge on supply chain impacts coming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

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“You have got to be in it to win it” Awards season is starting!

Mar 9 2022

The CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards are an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the best work and teams in the procurement profession.

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LUPC Annual Review 2020-21 published

Mar 7 2022

LUPC's annual review 2020-21 is now available.

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Vacancies: Procurement Officer at QMUL & Category Procurement Manager at LSE

Mar 7 2022

Two fantastic procurement opportunities have come up from Queen Mary University of London & London School of Economics

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Legal Services Events Update

Mar 4 2022

We are bringing to your attention a selection of forthcoming legal services events by suppliers to the current LUPC led National Legal Services framework agreement that may be of interest to your organisation.

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Achilles Ask the Expert: Ukraine under siege and Russian sanctions

Mar 3 2022

We are reposting this brilliant article below written by Achilles.

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Estates and Facilities Management Services: Prezi overview now available

Mar 2 2022

Members of LUPC & SUPC in London and South East can now access a Prezi overview of the latest Estates and Facilities Management Services (EFM5059 LU)

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Latest UKUPC Market Insight Document distributed

Mar 1 2022

The third iteration of our UKUPC Market Insight Document providing detail on what is happening in national and international supply chains, has been emailed to members today.

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Vacancy: Procurement Officer at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Feb 25 2022

A great opportunity to work as a Procurement Officer at Kew's!

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New NEC4 Facilities Management model contract information

Feb 21 2022

LUPC went live with the Estates and Facilities Management Services (maintenance and minor works, security: guarding & reception and cleaning) EFM5059 LU.

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Guidance on preparing a Modern Slavery Statement

Feb 18 2022

Our guidance on preparing a Modern Slavery Statement aims to support higher education and wider public sector organisations in developing human rights due diligence in their supply chain.

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Vacancy: Deputy Director at LUPC

Jan 28 2022

LUPC is looking to recruit a Deputy Director....

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New LUPC website launches today!

Jan 27 2022

Our new website has launched today with a number of enhanced features to provide a better member experience....

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New IT Equipment Reuse Recycling and Disposal Framework!

Jan 21 2022

The new IT Equipment Reuse Recycling and Disposal Framework (ITS3082 NW) is now available for LUPC members to access. The main aims of this NWUPC Led...

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Reminder: Modern Slavery Statements

Jan 18 2022

We would like to remind our members to review their current Modern Slavery Statements and make the appropriate amendments before the next publication...

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New Books, e-Books and e-Textbooks Framework Agreement

Jan 5 2022

The latest iteration of SUPC’s Books, e-Books and e-Textbooks Framework Agreement went live on 4th of January 2022 and is available for use by LUPC...

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New year, new team members!

Jan 4 2022

We are delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the LUPC Team. Justin McLoughlin has joined us as our additional Senior Category Manager...

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Merry Christmas from LUPC

Dec 17 2021

The team at LUPC would like to wish our members, suppliers and partners a very Merry Christmas. We look forward to working alongside you in 2022...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 8: How UKUPC supports SMEs

Dec 17 2021

At the start of 2021, there were just under 6m Small or Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom.  Members of the UK Universities...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 7 - Making "good" easier

Dec 16 2021

This year saw environmental sustainability brought to the fore of many conversations and debates in our personal and professional lives with the...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 6: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dec 15 2021

As we approach Christmas and New Year and reflect on the last 18 months, it’s been a period that none of us would have previously experienced nor...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 5: The Real Value of Using UKUPC Frameworks

Dec 14 2021

As a UKUPC partner, LUPC membership brings about a range of added value benefits including responsible procurement activities, training opportunities...

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December Events not to be missed

Dec 13 2021

Lots going on despite it being so close to Christmas.  Don't miss these key events taking place: Professional Services Category Group meeting...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 4: Supporting the needs of our members through Collaborative procurement

Dec 13 2021

In this season of giving, we look towards the true spirit of the holidays and the importance of togetherness and how collaborative procurement can...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 3: The road to sustainability in the food industry

Dec 10 2021

Sustainability has quickly become a prime concern not only for businesses, but also for individuals.  Over the years we have seen a huge...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 1: Achieving a Sustainable Energy Future

Dec 9 2021

In the lead up to the Christmas break, UKUPC is running a festive campaign all about “giving” and how effective procurement gives back to our members...

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UKUPC Festive Campaign Day 2: Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in Procurement

Dec 9 2021

The festive season often brings to mind feelings of togetherness, but the reality is that within societies we all rarely have access to the same...

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Achilles webinar on Scope 3 Emissions: measure, manage and report

Dec 7 2021

Achilles, will be holding a webinar on 8 March 2022 from 11.00 to 12.00 on the impact of Scope 3 emissions.  The webinar will examine how to...

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Transforming Public Procurement – Latest News

Dec 7 2021

On 6th December, the Government published its response to the feedback received during its consultation on the Green Paper. Law firm, Mills and...

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