Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rising Stars

After the Board meeting, our Chair Marcus McDonald took us all along to Rising Stars 2012, an evening concert given by students at LUPC Member the Royal College of Music and staged at Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. The standard of the performances was … Continue reading

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In Praise Of… David Sanders

Yesterday our LUPC Board met for an ‘away-day’ hosted by the Natural History Museum, when we took the opportunity to discuss the future of our Consortium and where we want to take it next.   Our Board is made up of directors of … Continue reading

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Our “30% Campaign” is launched

We’ve launched our “30%” Campaign designed to help LUPC Members, particularly those in the higher education sector, to meet the Diamond Report target of channelling 30% of non-pay spend through effective collaborative procurement arrangements within five years. Our Members’ savings reports … Continue reading

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Dickenswatch at the British Library

After today’s LUPC Executive Committee meeting, my colleague Alasdair Fraser (Head of Procurement at the British Library) took me along to see Writing Britain: an exhibition exploring literature and place, from Wastelands to Wonderlands. Alasdair had very kindly arranged to … Continue reading

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Behold BUFDG PPG!

I noted with interest the announcement this week from the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) that the Association of University Procurement Officers (AUPO) is to have a re-launch, with a new name and a new Chair. Henceforth it’ll be … Continue reading

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Bob’s Your Uncle

I had the pleasure today of accepting an invitation from my colleague Bob Oldfield, Contracts Manager in the Procurement Section at the Natural History Museum, to his annual “Stationery Surgery” for the Museum’s users of LUPC’s office supplies and computer consumables … Continue reading

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The “30% Target” and a Prize To Be Won!

As part of our response to Universities UK’s Diamond Report, LUPC will this week be launching a new campaign to increase the through-put of business through our collaborative supply agreements.  The Report has set a target for English higher education to channel 30% of … Continue reading

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