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

UKUPC is a partnership between eight UK purchasing consortia created to support collaborative procurement within Higher and Further Education.  Through collaborative working, UKUPC partners reduce duplication across the UK, build resilience and deliver measurable value to members. LUPC actively contributes to this partnership and we think it’s important that you know how that is benefitting your institution.

Here are a few highlights, but please do read more within the report:

  • Members spent £1.3BN through consortia frameworks and achieved £76M in cashable savings and £104M in non-cashable/process savings.(Savings are calculated using the HEPA Benefits Methodology)
  • Members had access to over 100 agreements covering a wide range of strategic spend areas for your institution.
  • Members accessed risk assessments and best practice guides, along with guidance and support to address significant challenges such as thriving in a new normal, managing major disruptions to the supply chain and supporting sustainability.  
  • Members can access 180 SMEs through UKUPC frameworks – SMEs make up just over 60% of our awarded suppliers across all frameworks.