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.

Julie-Ann Garton, UKUPC Chair and Managing Director at NWUPC said: “Supporting our members is at the heart of UKUPC. By working in collaboration across the sector we are able to enhance the offering we provide to members in terms of knowledge, best practice, and guidance for their procurement needs.”

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

  • Members spent £1.3BN through consortia frameworks and achieved £119M in cashable savings and £73M in non-cashable/process savings. (Savings are calculated using the HEPA Benefits Methodology)
  • Members had access to over 169 agreements covering a wide range of strategic spend areas for your institution.
  • Members can access 1,147 SMEs through UKUPC frameworks – SMEs make up just over 73% of our awarded suppliers across all frameworks.
  • The quarterly market insight document advised members of the significant supply chain challenges across category areas and mitigating action taken.  
  • UKUPC engaged on behalf of its members with broader industry and government in the areas of Library and Travel representing the sector.
  • Responsible Procurement initiatives for members and/or framework suppliers included Developing a Carbon Reduction Plan, input into the Social Value Guidance for the HE Themes, Outcomes and Measurement Framework (HE TOMs) and identifying the impacts of the Plastics Packaging Tax on the procurement of goods and services.

For more information on UKUPC, please see the UKUPC website.