News and Resources


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.

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 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

UKUPC Webinars
Cyber Security Webinar 14th September 2021
Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance Webinar 25th November 2021

COVID-19
National Return To Work Supplies
UKUPC Provides Urgent Resources for NHS 03/04/2020
UKUPC Support April 2020
UUK Achieving Stability Higher Education April 2020

Brexit
UKUPC and Brexit November 2020
Brexit Government Guidance November 2020
UKUPC and Brexit Questionnaire November 2020

Contracting Resources and Guidance
HE Sector Approach To Contract and Supplier Management
Benefits of Tender Working Party (TWP) / User Intelligence Group (UIG )Membership November 2020
UKUPC Market Insight Document
UKUPC 12 Steps to Avoid Price Increases

Marketing
UKUPC Marketing Guide 2021