Discover and share good practice for smarter working universities


London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) is a not-for-profit professional buying organisation, owned by its members, for its members. LUPC aims to generate savings and better value for our members through the collaborative procurement of goods and services, without causing harm to others.

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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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LUPC conference 1 April 2014: guidance on new EU procurement regulations

The LUPC Conference on Tuesday 1 April 2014 at the Institute of Education will feature a workshop on ‘The new procurement regulations – implementation of the new Directive’. The event is free for members and features a range of workshops including:
  • Framework agreements and methods of call off
  • Discovering opportunities in your spend data
  • Impact and influence for leaders and managers
  • Successful estates and procurement collaborations
  • Protecting labour rights in procurement: lessons from healthcare.
Although this is a free event, you must submit a booking form to confirm your attendance. Buyers from across your institutions are all welcome to attend.

Shared services: why is the higher education sector so late to the party?

In a competitive landscape, shared services can provide savings for universities prepared to investigate opportunities and plan with care. So say Martin Vincent and Vincent King of Weightmans LLP and Andy Davies Director of the London Universities Purchasing Consortium in their post for the Guardian HE network.

HE’s financial health… and a missed opportunity

Procurement - why no mention of it in HEFCE's latest report on the financial health of the higher education sector? asks Andy Davies, Director of London...