December 2017

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December2017  

The University of Manchester Supplier Awards

 

The University of Manchester has held its first ever awards ceremony to celebrate the responsible practices of suppliers to the University, as part of a major initiative to recognise and support businesses which want to work in more sustainable ways.

With an annual spend of £465m on goods and services, The University of Manchester Central Procurement Office works with thousands of suppliers, ranging from local small and medium enterprises to multi-national corporations, and over the past few years has been increasingly using its influence to help these businesses to become more sustainable and socially responsible.

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December2017  

Lancaster University Achieves Superior in Procurement Maturity Assessment

 

Lancaster University has achieved Superior- the highest possible rating - in its recent Procurement Maturity Assessment (PMA) and is one of six institutions in England to have reached this level.
 
Lancaster University has been named University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. It has also taken the top spot for Best Campus University and Best University in the North West. Lancaster rose three places to finish sixth place in the national league table, securing it a top 10 finish for the second consecutive year and its highest ever ranking, cementing its place as an elite UK university.

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December2017  

Ian Ross Retires from the Consortium

 

August saw yet another retirement at NWUPC, as we said goodbye to Ian Ross, Head of Contracting. Ian joined NWUPC in 2013, but has worked in the sector for a number of years, and is well known amongst the Higher Education procurement community.

Many of you may remember Ian from his time at Liverpool John Moores University, where he worked alongside Shaun McDonald. Ian was involved with Consortium back then, chairing the Stationery and Office Equipment Commodity Group, as it used to be known.

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