UKUPC is committed to sharing the work we undertake, this section contains documents which members may find useful. Click on an item to view the document.

UKUPC Modern Slavery

To mark anti-slavery week (17 - 23 October), UKUPC's Responsible Procurement Network has developed five short videos to help raise awareness of the importance of eradicating Modern Slavery from society. As a sector, we can play a major part of this movement through our commitment to our institutions legal and moral obligations and exploring what we can do to protect those most at risk across UKUPC's membership, our students, our work force and throughout our domestic and global supply chains.

Presented by Marisol Bernal Responsible Procurement Lead at LUPC, and Sarah Dye Operational Procurement Manager and lead for Sustainability at NWUPC, the videos are just over 4 minutes in length, and are intended to help explore how you can share your commitment to combatting modern slavery and to help educate and inform others.

The videos will provide you with insight on the following:

UKUPC is a partnership between eight UK consortia (APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC, SUPC,TEC and TUCO) who created a formal entity to support collaborative procurement within Higher and Further Education. We work together to share knowledge and best practice, to support each other and our wider procurement community

If you would like more information or to provide your thoughts on the content of the videos, please contact the Chair of the Responsible Procurement Network, Marisol Bernal.


What COP26 means to our members

COP26 is a global United Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to address it. The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. It will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.You can read more about COP26 here.

As COP26 is all about collaborative working,UKUPC (UK Universities Purchasing Consortium is taking the opportunity to come together to tell you what COP26 means to its members, and what action our collective membership is taking. Over the next two weeks, we will bring you updates from COP26 as well as details from different UKUPC members of their planned activity in response to the climate emergency.

Day One: All eyes are on COP26
Day Two: Together for our planet
Day Three: COP26 Continues
Day Four: Finance for the Future
Day Five: Energy Day
Day Six: A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action Please
Day Seven: Adaption, Loss and Damage Day
Day Eight: Gender, Science and Innovation at COP26
Day Nine: COP26 - A Welcome Announcement
Day Ten: UKUPC Releases Carbon Reduction Guidance for SMEs Supplying the HE Sector on Final Day of COP26
Day Eleven: COP26 ends with global agreement to accelerate action on climate this decade

UKUPC Newsletters and Impact Statements
UKUPC Impact Statement 2022/23
UKUPC Impact Statement 2021/22
UKUPC Newsletter July 2022
UKUPC Impact Statement 2020/21
UKUPC Newsletter November 2021
UKUPC Newsletter May 2021
UKUPC Newsletter October 2020
UKUPC Impact Statement 2019/20 - Interactive Video
UKUPC Impact Statement 2019/20
UKUPC Newsletter September 2019
UKUPC Impact Statement 2018/19

Green Paper: Transforming Public Procurement

UKUPC have provided a collective response to the open consultation on the Green Paper: “Transforming Public Procurement”, on behalf of UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) members. Please see the response document here:

UKUPC Green Paper Response