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About andydavieslupc

Andy is a career procurement professional with 25 years’ experience in both public and private sectors. After graduating in architecture at the University of Westminster, he spent ten years with London Underground, specialising in energy procurement and leading a project to bring private finance into the operation and renewal of LU’s power supply network. Having established a UK procurement function for a building materials group, Andy founded and led a 45-strong procurement function at a large local authority with an annual spend of £500m, where he led negotiations to establish a thriving and innovative joint venture company in educational support services. Spells with both the fire and police services saw Andy develop a specialism in collaborative procurement, which he brings to the job as Director of LUPC. Andy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and has an MBA from Kingston Business School.

Promoting Respect for Human Rights in Supply Chains – What Public Purchasers Can Do

This article first appeared on Public Spend Forum Europe.  Reproduced by kind permission. On 24 March this year, the UK House of Commons gives a second reading of a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Modern Slavery Act 2015, such … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery Act: Deadline approaches for universities

UK universities – at least, those that turn over more than £36m per annum – have just three weeks to comply with Home Office guidance for the publication of their Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking, a key transparency requirement of … Continue reading

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Collaborative Procurement doesn’t have to exclude SMEs

We’ve just audited the number of our suppliers that meet the criteria for genuine small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Our SMEs contribute a great deal not only to our Members, by providing high quality goods and services, but also to the economy. … Continue reading

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“No True Accountability Without Transparency” – a report on the 2nd International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights

Angus Warren, CEO of Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges and I were pleased to participate in the second annual workshop of the International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights, held at the World Meteorological Organisation’s headquarters in … Continue reading

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New Cleaning and Security Agreements Help Prevent Human Trafficking

LUPC’s brand new, innovative framework agreements for cleaning and security services are specially designed to help prevent human trafficking in these high-risk spend categories.  LUPC is launching both agreements at a free event for Members at the Museum of London … Continue reading

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It’s Anti-Slavery Day

Today (18 October) is Anti-Slavery Day.  A day for reflection.  A day for thinking about this scourge of our society and what we can do to help alleviate the suffering. We know that abusing and exploiting people is both easy … Continue reading

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Developing collaboration Down Under Part II

In my second and final blog from Sydney (the first is here), I shall be describing what colleagues at the Australian Universities Procurement Network (AUPN) are planning to do to complement the University Procurement Hub and other collaborative activities in HE procurement … Continue reading

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