Monthly Archives: April 2012

England expects

I see that the FA has obtained permission to approach the West Bromwich Albion manager, Roy Hodgson, about the position as manager of the England football team. We’re told they haven’t approached anyone else, and certainly not Harry Redknapp, the … Continue reading

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Thanks for Being There

Today we held a very successful Bidders’ Conference for our new framework agreement for Cleaning & Security Services at the splendid Brunei Gallery at LUPC Member the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). We always find it useful to … Continue reading

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Forging new links

We were very privileged yesterday to receive a special visit from Rob Daniels, who is Purchasing & Assets Supervisor at the University of Western Sydney. Rob is in the Old Country for a sustainability conference and is taking the opportunity … Continue reading

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A small ambition fulfilled

I’ve just been to Glasgow for a meeting with my fellow UK heads of HE purchasing consortia, hosted by my good friend Angus Warren, CEO of Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges, our sister consortium in Scotland. The meeting was … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the News!

If you’re an LUPC Member, you won’t want to miss our monthly eBulletin, described as “an excellent read” by our illustrious colleagues at BUFDG.   April’s edition is out now!  It’s packed with news about new agreements, opportunities for training, developments … Continue reading

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Art for the iPad Generation

Holidays mean exhibitions again, this time at the Royal Academy – not yet an LUPC Member – for David Hockney’s A Bigger Picture. And what an absolutely stunning show it is.  Hockney has certainly been very prolific in the last … Continue reading

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The dawn of a ‘Golden Age’ of procurement in HE?

Just got back from participating in the annual conference of the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG).  Held at the impressive Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, this is the biggest event on the university finance calendar. My colleague, … Continue reading

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