Monthly Archives: June 2012

Laudable, but is it do-able?

I was very pleased to hear that the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Northampton, Professor Nick Petford, is taking a keen interest in procurement. He has challenged the higher education sector to spend £1 billion per annum (of £7 billion non-pay spend … Continue reading

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HEIs and EU Rules

This week, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills published Ministers’ response to the White Paper on the future of higher education in England. It includes a statement on EU Procurement Regulations and higher education institutions (HEIs), as follows: “The report … Continue reading

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Quite Interesting

Last night Mike Kilner and I attended a recording of another panel game, this time of television programme QI at the London Studios, with Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr, Victoria Coren, Alan Davies and chaired, of course, by the indefatigable Stephen … Continue reading

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Good Reports

Our draft Member Savings Reports for 2010-11 have gone in the post tonight.  Their purpose is to help our Members understand not only their spend through LUPC supply agreements, but also to highlight other spend areas where further savings could be … Continue reading

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