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Photographic Equipment & Consumables Framework Launch

Feb 21 2024

We are pleased to announce that Members now have access to the latest iteration of the Photographic Equipment & Consumables Framework (AVI3199 NW).

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Mobile Phones - Ethically Sourced Agreement now available

Feb 20 2024

LUPC is pleased to announce that the latest iteration of the Mobile Phones - Ethically Sourced Framework (TEL5082 LU), is now available to Members of APUC, HEPCW,  LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC, and SUPC. 

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LUPC Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Feb 9 2024

This year we welcomed our first ever Procurement Trainee Apprentices, Amariah and Zahran. During National Apprenticeship Week we are putting the spotlight on them as we hear about their first impressions!

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Framework Launch webinar: Veterinary Supplies Implementation LAB1030AP

Feb 2 2024

The new iteration of the APUC Veterinary Supplies framework agreement will go live on 10th February 2024.

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Announcing LUPC Procurement Training Courses for 2024

Feb 1 2024

We’re really pleased to launch a series of procurement training courses for LUPC full members.

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Research finds public organisations are not sufficiently equipped to address modern slavery and climate change risks in their supply chains

Jan 22 2024

The report on the research project to develop evidence-based recommendations for policymakers, public sector purchasing managers and supply chain managers on the links between climate change and modern slavery has been published.  

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LUPC Annual Review for 2022-2023 published today

Jan 11 2024

We are pleased to advise that we have published our Annual Review for 2022-2023

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Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Jan 11 2024

To mark Human Trafficking Awareness Month this January, we would like to take a moment to salute the work of Unseen, a not-for-profit organisation, who runs a modern slavery and exploitation helpline.

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LUPC welcomes first ever Procurement Trainee Apprentices

Jan 3 2024

This morning we welcomed our first ever Procurement Trainee Apprentices, Amariah Nair and Zahran Ahmed.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2024!

Dec 21 2023

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2024
The LUPC Office will be closed from Friday 22 December with the team returning on Wednesday 3 January.

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LUPC Publishes ninth Modern Slavery Statement (MSS)

Dec 20 2023

LUPC is pleased to publish its ninth Modern Slavery Statement (MSS) covering 2022-23.

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Transforming Public Procurement Deceember update

Dec 15 2023

Final update of the year on Transforming Public Procurement

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Procurement Value Survey 2022/23: now open!

Dec 14 2023

The Procurement Value Survey (PVS) is now open for 2022/23 submissions.

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COP28: Final Update

Dec 13 2023

Final update on COP28 🌎

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COP28: Over $83,38bn in climate finance committed!

Dec 7 2023

Over $83,38bn in climate finance has been committed so far at COP28.

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Transforming Public Procurement – The Government Commercial Function launches ‘Knowledge Drops’

Dec 6 2023

The Government Commercial Function has announced the launch of the first official training products to support the introduction of the new Procurement Act: the Transforming Public Procurement Knowledge Drops.

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COP28: the first big breakthrough!

Dec 5 2023

Amid all the controversy at COP28, day one saw the first big breakthrough: an agreement on a Loss and Damage Fund providing compensation for poor states affected by climate change.

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Gift Cards & Vouchers Framework (OFF3019 NW) now available!

Dec 5 2023

The Gift Cards & Vouchers Framework (OFF3019 NW) is now available to Members. This framework is a new agreement and was previously part of the Promotional Merchandise Framework. 

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Latest UKUPC Market Insight Document available (December 2023)

Dec 1 2023

The latest quarterly UKUPC Market Insight Document (December 2023) is now available. 

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COP28 Starts!

Nov 30 2023

COP28 will be held from 30 November – 12 December 2023 in Dubai.  We will bring you updates and commentary from some of our partners and the expert suppliers on LUPC’s carbon offset framework agreement.

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Bespoke reports now available on My LUPC!

Nov 27 2023

Your Member Benefits page  is now even more tailored to you! At the top of this page, you will find buttons that will take your through to your profile; your discussions; your Events; and now your Documents.

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LUPC Membership Survey for 2023 is now open!

Nov 13 2023

LUPC members have the chance to let us know how we are performing in our Annual Membership Survey.

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Annual Member Benefit Reports now out

Nov 9 2023

Our bespoke annual member benefit reports have been sent to our full members

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New NWUPC Facilities Supplies Framework now available

Nov 9 2023

The new Facilities Supplies Framework (EFM3190 NW) is now available to Members.
This agreement is a renewal of Air Filters, Electrical Products and Plumbing and Heating Supplies.

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Announcing Two Procurement Trainee Apprenticeship Roles at LUPC

Nov 6 2023

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting for two Procurement Trainee Apprentices at LUPC. 

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New Financial Thresholds from 1 January 2024

Oct 31 2023

The new financial thresholds for the application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 have been announced.

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Procurement Act 2023 receives Royal Assent

Oct 27 2023

The Procurement Act 2023 received Royal Assent yesterday. 

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eForms - new digital standard form for publishing to TED

Oct 23 2023

From Wednesday 25 October, a new digital form is to be used for publishing official OJEU notices.

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Fairphone

Oct 19 2023

The LUPC-led Mobile Phones - Ethically Sourced Agreement via Your Co-op Mobile, has now been updated on HE Contracts to include the new Fairphone 5 alongside the current series 4.

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Last chance to submit spend data for 2022-23

Oct 16 2023

We have extended the deadline for full members to send through their non-pay spend data from their accounts system for 2022-23, to 31 October 2023.

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Print Solutions Framework Launch

Oct 9 2023

We are delighted to announce that Members now have access to the latest iteration of the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Print Solutions Framework (PRI3137 NW).

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High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) Framework Launched!

Sep 27 2023

NWUPC Ltd announce the latest iteration of the High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) Framework (LAB3162 NW).

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Updates to SUPC's PMA+: Is your organisation fit for the future?

Sep 25 2023

Have you heard about Southern University Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)’s PMA+?
SUPC, part of the wider UK Universities Purchasing Consortia, has recently updated its Procurement Maturity Assessment (PMA+)!

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Welcome to new member - Nominet!

Sep 22 2023

Nominet is the latest organisation to become a full member of LUPC.

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LUPC proudly renews CIPS Corporate Ethics certification

Sep 14 2023

LUPC renews The CIPS Corporate Ethics certification: this publicly reinforces an organisation's assurance to ethical sourcing and supplier management. 

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UKUPC Conference 2023 - it’s a wrap!

Sep 13 2023

UKUPC Conference 2023: 250 delegates, 80 exhibitors, 4 plenaries, 23 breakout sessions, one street food mini-festival and a Conference & Procurement Awards Dinner, all over a two-day period. It is safe to say we had a blast!

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Latest UKUPC Market Insight Document available (September 2023)

Sep 12 2023

The latest quarterly UKUPC Market Insight Document (September 2023) is now available.

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UKUPC Procurement Awards – Your winners announced!

Sep 12 2023

The UKUPC Procurement Awards 2023 winners announced!

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UKUPC Procurement Awards – vote for your winners

Aug 31 2023

The  UKUPC Conference 2023 will play host to our UKUPC Conference and Procurement Awards dinner on Wednesday 6 September and the winners will be decided directly by you our conference delegates!

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Carbon Support Survey

Aug 23 2023

Help us design a programme that supports members with their decarbonisation journey by completing this online survey by 20 September 2023.  

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Action Sustainability: LUPC ISO 20400 re-assessment Case Study

Aug 22 2023

Action Sustainability have put together a case study based on LUPC ISO re-assessment.

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UKUPC Conference 2023 – Virtual conference tickets now available

Aug 8 2023

Virtual tickets for the UKUPC Conference 2023 are now available!

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Networking - HE Supply & Services 2 (HENSS2) ITS2008NE framework now available

Jul 20 2023

LUPC, APUC, HEPCW, NEUPC, NWUPC, and SUPC members can now access the new national Networking - HE Supply & Services 2 (HENSS2) ITS2008NE.

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Transforming Public Procurement: Part 2 Consultation on draft regulations to implement the Procurement Bill

Jul 20 2023

A look at the main impacts of the Procurement Bill and key elements of Part 2 of the consultation.

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Standard Ts and Cs template available for LUPC members

Jul 10 2023

Standard Terms and Conditions have now been prepared for members to use in their procurements that are outside of framework call-offs. 

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New NWUPC Broadcasting Equipment and Integration Services Framework launched

Jul 6 2023

LUPC is very pleased to announce that the latest iteration of the Broadcasting Equipment and Integration Services - AVI3145 NW, is now available to Members.

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New LUPC Debt Recovery Framework Agreement launches

Jul 4 2023

Members of LUPC, APUC, HEPCW, NEUPC, NWUPC, and SUPC can now access the new national Debt Recovery Services framework agreement.  

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LUPC seeking Board members

Jul 3 2023

London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) is looking up to four Board members, to assist in the governance of the company.

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New National Waste Management Services (sustainable) Framework Agreement now live!

Jun 26 2023

The latest iteration of the Waste Management Service framework agreement launches today!

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Introducing Mercell’s improved Framework Offer for eTendering

Jun 13 2023

Mercell (also known as EU Supply), in partnership with LUPC, has revised and improved their commercial offering via the LUPC eProcurement Framework to the benefit of UKUPC members. 

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New procurement bill anticipated to go live October 2024

Jun 12 2023

The Cabinet Office has recently advised that they are planning for an October 2024 commencement of the new procurement bill, following a six month preparation period.

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New ticket packages now available for UKUPC Conference 2023

Jun 8 2023

UKUPC members can now access a range of ticket types for the UKUPC Conference in September.

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LUPC contribute to research project on Climate Impact and Modern Slavery Risk

Jun 6 2023

LUPC has been awarded a consultancy contract to support a high-profile academic research project, investigating the climate impact on modern slavery risks in public procurement.

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Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) framework

Jun 6 2023

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the re-tendered Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) to UKUPC members.

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Latest UKUPC Market Insight Document available

Jun 2 2023

The latest quarterly UKUPC Market Insight Document (June 2023) is now available. 

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PPN 05/23: Implementing new Free Trade Agreements

May 31 2023

Changes to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) came into effect on Thursday 25 May following the signature of two free-trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. 

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New national Catering Outsourced Services Framework Agreement

May 17 2023

UKUPC members can now access the new national Catering Outsourced Services Framework Agreement CAT5079 LU led by LUPC. 

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UKUPC Procurement Awards 2023 – Celebrating Success!

May 11 2023

UKUPC members - Are you proud of a recent procurement initiative undertaken with your organisation? Let us know about it for the UKUPC Procurement Awards. 

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NWUPC - Promotional Merchandise and Clothing Launched!

May 5 2023

LUPC is very pleased to announce that the latest iteration of the Promotional Merchandise and Clothing Framework - OFF3174 NW, is now available to Members.

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LUPC Welcomes New Responsible Procurement Lead!

May 4 2023

Mags Shapiro joins us as our new Responsible Procurement Lead. She is responsible for helping LUPC to implement policy, develop and implement strategy, conduct research and training in responsible procurement. 

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BHRE: UK Modern Slavery Act Universities Report 2023

May 3 2023

The BHRE has published their latest report on universities reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act. LUPC part funded this research, as part of our commitment to being a leader in responsible procurement. Read the full report here.

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NEW: Carbon Offsetting and Validation Framework Agreement

May 2 2023

LUPC, in partnership with EAUC and TEC, is delighted to announce that the new national Carbon Offsetting and Validation Services framework agreement is now available to UKUPC members.

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Life Sciences Equipment, Materials and Services Framework (LAB2010 NE)

Apr 28 2023

LUPC is delighted to announce that UKUPC members (APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC and SUPC) now have access to the latest Life Sciences Equipment, Materials and Services Framework (LAB2010 NE).

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UKUPC Conference 2023 – Bookings now open!

Mar 20 2023

We are excited to announce that the UKUPC Conference 2023 will be taking place this 6-7 September 2023 at the University of Exeter. Join us for the only HE-specific national conference on procurement! 

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LUPC launches CIPS Student Support Group Catch Up

Feb 27 2023

Join LUPC Senior Category Manager, Justin McLoughlin, to discuss your CIPS qualification journey with other members and consortia staff going through the same experience.

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UKUPC Annual Impact Statement

Feb 22 2023

UKUPC is pleased to present the UKUPC Annual Impact Statement for 2021-22. Throughout the year, UKUPC partners, APUC; HEPCW; LUPC; NEUPC; NWUPC; SUPC; TEC; and TUCO, have continued to collaborate strongly, sharing resources and expertise to provide benefits to its members.

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