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.

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.