UK Universities Purchasing Consortia

The UKUPC is a partnership between eight UK Consortia who created a formal entity to support collaborative procurement within Higher Education.  We work together to share knowledge and best practice, to support each other and our wider procurement community.

The UKUPC is comprised of heads of the UK regional purchasing consortia (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium; Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges, Scotland; Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales; London Universities Purchasing Consortium, North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium and North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium), the head of TEC and the head of TUCO as well as a representative from HEFCE. 

The UKUPC will publish a biannual newsletter, highlighting the collaboration across a range of specialist areas through the operation of four focused working groups: the Heads of Consortia Group, Joint Contracting Group, Consortia Information Systems Strategy Group and Communications Group, working together to support better pocurement across the HE Sector and deliver value for our members.

We invite you to read how our stratgeic aims support our mission of leveraging the benefits of collaborative procurement, working across the UK HE Consortia community to enhance procurement within HE and across our other members: 

  • Helping deilver savinings and efficiences
  • Maximising member benefits 
  • Embedding responsible/ethical procurement and social value
  • Using a sustainable supply chain management approach

UKUPC will continue to enhance collaboration across the sector, working closely with you to meet your procurement needs. 

UKUPC Newsletter 

The latest update on how NEUPC collaborates nationally with the other UKUPC consortia to deilver more benefits and greater value to its members.

UKUPC Annual Impact Statement

The impact statement shows how UKUPC activities have been supporting members during the academic year and how together we can deliver more for our members read more here. 

UKUPC Resources

UKUPC is commited to sharing the work we undertake, for the latest imformation that you may find useful go to news and resources