Market Insight Document

The latest quarterly UKUPC Market Insight Documents (March 2024) are now available.

The full detailed report, provided for UKUPC members by the professional category leads across the university purchasing consortia, contains insight on what is happening in national and international supply chains. The summary report provides a high-level view of the key issues affecting each category. The summary may be read, and shared internally, alone or in conjunction with the full detailed market insight document.

The March reports also include details on any known impacts as a result of the re-routing of shipping vessels from the Red Sea, where Houthi militants have been attacking vessels in response to the war in the Gaza strip.

You can access the documents by clicking onto the links below - you will be prompted to log in to the LUPC website in order to download them:

UKUPC Full Market Insight Document - March 2024

UKUPC Market Insight Summary Document - March 2024

We hope you continue to find the documents useful and welcome any feedback to improve the reports. Please contact Bindi Sandhu  if have any comments or queries.

Contract Database for Members Use

LUPC has created a Contracts Database for use by members’ procurement teams to facilitate the effective management of contracts. It is particularly useful for those with a devolved procurement structure. The database will support members’ strategic drivers and allow them to manage and prioritise their contracts, with the reporting tool summarising the number of contracts and their status.

Members can download a blank copy of this excel contract database and a guidance document which should be used in conjunction with it. The guide explains how to maximise the potential of the Contracts Database.
N.B. This contract database has been created for the benefit of LUPC members and we request that you do not share it outside of your organisation. 

For any queries, please contact Bindi Sandhu.

Standard Terms and Conditions Template

We have prepared some Standard Terms and Conditions for our members to use in their procurements that are outside of framework call-offs. Please note you will need to log in to the LUPC website to gain full access to the information provided below.

Standard Goods and Services Agreement TEMPLATE v2 
(Updated November 2023 to include TUPE)
Use typically for high risk, high complexity requirements, determined by the value of the procurement.

Short Form Goods and Services Ts and Cs TEMPLATE
Short form set of terms are suitable for the reverse of a PO and for smaller, less complex contracts.

LUPC Standard Terms and Conditions Guidance Note and Webinar Recording
This explains the contract terms/schedules and how they can be used.

Standard Ts and Cs Template Webinar Presentation Slides

This is a dedicated resource for LUPC members and must not be shared externally without prior written permission of LUPC.  Members are encouraged to utilise this resource, however, do so at their own risk. LUPC is not responsible for its contents and how it is utilised, we have taken best endeavours to provide members with a comprehensive resource document.