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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.

Five Good Reasons to Attend This Year’s LUPC & SUPC Conference

Our hugely popular annual conference is this year scheduled for Wednesday, 24 May at prestigious (and spacious!) County Hall on London’s South Bank and it’s free for our Members to attend.  Once again we’re staging the conference in close collaboration with our colleagues at … Continue reading

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No 1 on my Bucket List

I’ve long had a personal interest in astronomy and though I’m by no means a serious enthusiast (I don’t even own a telescope), I’ve been keen to observe the occasional celestial event, often from my own back yard. The half-century or so … Continue reading

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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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