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SUPC takes steps to protect supply chain workers

SUPC has joined with the world-wide monitoring organisation Electronics Watch which assists public sector buyers to meet their responsibility to protect the labour rights of workers in their global electronics supply chains more effectively, and less expensively, than any single public sector buyer could accomplish on its own.

Sharing procurement services at Roehampton and Surrey

Have you ever thought about setting up a simple shared service with another local institution but been put off by the entry requirements?
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Report reveals impact of collaborative procurement in England

Procurement England Ltd marks a successful year with the publication its first annual report, which highlights its progress in strengthening collaborative procurement in higher education. Marion Lois Hutchins introduces the report.
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The benefits of collaboration in procurement

Collaboration in procurement is nothing new, but is becoming ever more important as universities seek to double their capital spending, Rex Knight writes.
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LUPC joins Electronics Watch to counter labour abuses in tech industry

The largest facilitator of electronics purchasing in the higher education sector, London Universities Purchasing Consortium, joins Electronics Watch to take action against labour abuses in the electronics industry.
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How universities save by making better use of IT equipment

Universities are saving money by extending the useful life of IT equipment and offsetting the costs of replacing them through recouping some of their residual value through recycling, this University Business article discovers.

Could a cashless campus be more efficient?

Could going cashless on campus form part of an efficient business model for HE institutions? In a blog for University Business Steve Simmons, an accountant at the University of Birmingham, explains how a cashless payment pilot is working out.
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Introduction to HE procurement: the first of five new e-learning courses from HEPA

The Higher Education Procurement Academy (HEPA) will launch 5 new procurement e-learning courses on 30 July. They offer a cost effective way to develop the skills of a central procurement team and staff who are not part of the central team, but who have procurement in their role. Each course is delivered in an interactive way, with a combination of slides, audio, video, interactive quizzes and links to valuable resources.

Procurement update – November 2013

A roundup of news and comment about university procurement, brought to you in partnership with HEPA the professional development service for all university staff who buy goods and services.
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Raising the status of procurement in higher education

Procurement has the potential to play a major role for universities by maximising investment and supporting the strategic objectives of institutional leaders. Emma Keenan describes how the Higher Education Procurement Academy (HEPA) is helping to raise the status of procurement within universities.