Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium are a membership-based buying organisation for universities and further education colleges that develops and manages framework agreements.  Our members have access to over 90 professionally tendered, EU compliant agreements.  By using their agreements, members can purchase competitively priced goods and services across a wide range of commodity areas.  These agreements can save members both time and money.

As well as agreements, members have access to advice and support, expert market knowledge, free supplier credit checking services, special commodity-specific events and low-cost training courses.  

Members can also make use of SUPC’s Procurement Shared Service.  This service provides expert procurement consultancy and support to the Higher and Further Education sectors.  The Procurement Shared Service also manages the Procurement Maturity Assessment programme for English Higher Education Institutions.


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Software Licence Resellers Agreement (SLRA) (ITS4032 SU)

This framework is for the supply of software license reseller services to cover Microsoft, Adobe, VMWare and other software and related services sold via resellers to the relevant community but to also accommodate deals that may be in place directly with manufacturers. This framework has been split into the following lots:

Lot 1 – Microsoft and Associated Services – to include EES and Select Plus Agreements plus Microsoft associated services

Lot 2 – Adobe – Split into 2 sub lots:

Sub-lot 2A – ETLA – site licences, multi-site or unlimited.

Sub-lot 2B – CLP Agreements – perpetual licenses & VIP Agreements – named user/device licenses and other adobe products

Lot 3 – VMware – All VMware software and associated services including maintenance

Lot 4 – Other – off the shelf miscellaneous software and associated services and support including but not limited to IT Security Software

Lot 5 – Software Services – including but not limited to Software Asset Management, auditing and consultancy limited to the products provided under the scope of the agreement

Tender Market:-

Further Education

Servers, Storage & Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA) (ITS4031 SU)

This framework covers the provision of servers, storage and solutions, including converged infrastructure and end to end solutions. It also includes soft services to support the delivery and implementation of these products and solutions.

This Agreement is split into 4 lots as follows:

Lot 1: Servers

Lot 2: Storage

Lot 3: Solutions – this is split into two sub-lots as follows:

Sub Lot 3a – Converged, Hyper-Converged, Hybrid and Other solutions (excluding HPC and DIC)

Sub Lot 3b – High Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Intensive Computing (DIC) Only

Lot 4: Reseller Solutions

Tender Market:-

Further Education

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