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The Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) is a membership-based buying organisation for universities and further education colleges that develops and manages framework agreements. SUPC works to support members by offering high quality agreements, providing professional procurement advice and guidance, and representing our members on issues related to higher education procurement at the national level.

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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.

Procurement ‘health checks’ inspire high performance universities

Universities seeking ever higher standards in their procurement are benefiting from a comprehensive measuring tool. Susan Wright, head of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium, explains how the Procurement Maturity Assessment programme has inspired real changes in English HEIs.