November 2015

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November2015  

High Value Laboratory Equipment (HVLE) Framework Agreement Awards

 

The NWUPC are pleased to announce the award of 7 new High Value Laboratory Equipment Agreements. These agreements cover a large range of equipment and lots, furthermore the agreements include associated equipment and provision for servicing, maintenance and consumables.

 

The agreements are open to Universities as well as any organisation with an .ac.uk URL, with individual comprehensive buyers’ guides available on UniBuy for each agreement.

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Significant Savings Achieved by Staffordshire University

 

Staffordshire University recently carried out two reverse e-auctions for furniture as part of a major transformation project at their Stoke Campus, making significant savings. Nigel Peake, Head of Procurement at Staffordshire, discusses how they made use of the NWUPC Furniture Agreement and why they chose the e-auction route.

 

Staffordshire University are currently undertaking a significant transformation project building at our Stoke Campus. As part of this project, it was identified that new furniture would be required, both for office and student use.

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015

 

Over the past few years there have been a number of high profile media and online campaigns, which have targeted businesses for ‘exploitation’ of workers at some distance down their supply chains. This can pose a huge reputational risk if slavery is identified.

 

The Act applies in the whole of the UK including Scotland and Northern Ireland. Government guidance was issued on 29 October 2015 to assist employers to comply with the new reporting obligations.

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