Monthly Archives: January 2013

Well on our way

The statistics are showing that our collaborative procurement agreements, put together and managed by our Members, are going from strength to strength.  Already this year, we’ve heard that our legal services agreement has broken the £5m total spend barrier, saving £1m, … Continue reading

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Good News for our Insurance Managers

We’ve announced today that Members participating in our insurance contract have saved an average of 8% on last year’s premiums, even though cover has been enhanced across a number of policies.  For new participants joining the contract who’ve previously arranged insurance … Continue reading

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Collaboration and the Beautiful Game

Our keynote speaker at next month’s LUPC Conference, Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Northampton and Chair of Procurement UK, has written a piece for the Guardian’s Higher Education Network comparing universities with football teams. He talks about … Continue reading

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The Pressure’s On…

I was delighted to note that HM Government has highlighted the importance of collaborative procurement in its annual grant letter to higher education.  The letter, from Secretary of State Vince Cable and Universities Minister David Willetts, sets out the allocation … Continue reading

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