2020/21 UKUPC (UK Universities Purchasing Consortium) Impact Statement


NWUPC are pleased to bring you the 2020/21 UKUPC (UK Universities Purchasing Consortium) Impact Statement, highlighting how institutions like yours have benefited through consortia collaboration.

UKUPC is a partnership between eight UK purchasing consortia created to support collaborative procurement within Higher and Further Education.  Through collaborative working, UKUPC partners reduce duplication across the UK, build resilience and deliver measurable value to members. You are receiving this report because NWUPC actively contributes to this partnership and we think it’s important that you know how that is benefitting your institution.

Here are a few highlights, but please do read more within the report:

  • Members spent £1.3BN through consortia frameworks and achieved £76M in cashable savings and £104M in non-cashable/process savings. (Savings are calculated using the HEPA Benefits Methodology)
  • Members had access to over 100 agreements covering a wide range of strategic spend areas for your institution.
  • Members accessed risk assessments and best practice guides, along with guidance and support to address significant challenges such as thriving in a new normal, managing major disruptions to the supply chain and supporting sustainability.  
  • Members can access 180 SMEs through UKUPC frameworks – SMEs make up just over 60% of our awarded suppliers across all frameworks.

“On behalf of the UKUPC Board I am delighted to share the UKUPC Impact Statement for 2020/21. During this last year, the Higher Education sector has been moving from crisis management to long term financial and environmental sustainability. The Impact Statement provides a summary of how UKUPC partners and our suppliers have worked together to support you, our members.  The statement highlights the benefits for our members of the work undertaken by the UKUPC Board and the groups operating under it.” – Julie-Ann Garton, UKUPC Chair and Managing Director of North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC Ltd).

For further information about UKUPC and the work taking place, keep an eye out for the next edition of our newsletter due for publication in June, or visit www.ukupc.ac.uk