About Us

UKUPC is all about collaboration - the eight UK consortia have teamed up to conduct our procurement activities with the goal of achieving financial and operational efficiencies, as well as sharing best practice. By working together to harness the power of group purchasing, we are able to save time and money whilst also increasing ours teams’ skills and capabilities which in turn benefits our members. By integrating the efforts of our expert teams, we can provide savings, efficiencies and a better service for all of the UKUPC community.

The UKUPC Board

The Board’s vision is to leverage the benefits of collaborative procurement: working across the UK HE Consortia community to enhance procurement within HE and across our other members; helping deliver savings and efficiencies; maximising member benefits; embedding responsible/ethical procurement and social value using a sustainable supply chain management approach.


Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is the procurement centre of expertise for Scotland's universities and colleges. APUC seeks to maximise the value of Scotland’s investment in further and higher education by working in partnership with institutions to support and enable sustainable innovation in procurement and shared service optimisation.

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Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW) is a purchasing consortium supported and funded by Welsh Higher Education institutions. Our purpose is ‘Supporting Higher Education Institutions in Wales in achieving value for money for stakeholders through the adoption of a strategic approach to collaborative procurement’. Funded by members, for members.



London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to achieve value for money for our members in their procurement of goods and services, in a way that benefits our members, society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

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The North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium’s (NEUPC) vision is to be the best collaborative partner that supports the needs, values, and objectives of our members. Providing collaborative procurement expertise, guidance and framework agreements that are aligned to deliver maximum value for money within the higher education and wider public sector.


The North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) is a not for profit organisation owned by its full members within the North West Region. Our vision is to deliver outstanding, member driven, collaborative responsible procurement services. Our mission is to consistently drive value through responsible procurement for our members and stakeholders.


We help universities and colleges buy smarter. Members use SUPC frameworks and support services to make sure their procurement activities deliver value for money to students, staff and wider communities. Aside from the benefits of membership, SUPC is part of the SUMS Group. We help universities improve performance across all professional services.

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We are energy experts and procurement professionals. We are a Contracting Authority owned by our Members and deliver a wide range of services in energy procurement, data reporting, risk management and cost reduction on a not-for-profit basis. We understand the complex requirements of our Members and guide them into making informed decisions on their energy options.

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TUCO is the leading professional membership body for in-house caterers operating in the higher, further education and public sector. We are committed to advancing the learning and development of catering and hospitality teams, and work to provide quality standards, advice and information to those working in in-house catering. TUCO’s procurement team work to secure the best possible value in all framework agreements.

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Joint Contracting Group

Provides a strategic overview of the delivery of the national Joint Contracting Programme, working collaboratively to ensure that we have the right framework agreements in place at the right time.

Communications Group

Promoting the benefits of collaborative procurement, identifying key audiences and developing tailored messages.

Consortia Information Systems Strategy Group

Working together to improve the information systems used by the consortia and member institutions.