UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) is the representative body for UK regional and specialist purchasing consortia. We are work together to ensure that where appropriate, we align our practices and deliver what our members need, when they need it, adding value, embedding sustainable and responsible procurement, and delivering social value. In the UK, the combined spend on goods, works and services of our Higher Education Institutions is over £10 billion per year, with our members spending around £2 billion through our framework agreements – the opportunity for consortia to help universities achieve value through their procurement is clear.
You can read the recently developed UKUPC Strategy, which outlines the benefits of working with consortia for members, our strategic aims and key areas of focus. If you have any comments, please get in touch with UKUPC Board Chair and Managing Director of TEC Richard Murphy.UK Universities Purchasing Consortium Strategy 2020-25
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, and maximising member benefits, while embedding responsible and ethical procurement, sustainable supply chain management and social value.