The LUPC is a buying organisation with a large portfolio of frameworks procuring goods and services for its members – mostly universities and colleges around London but also national organisations from the wider not-for-profit sector. The procurement exercise was run by LUPC on behalf of NEUPC, NWUPC, HEPCW, and SUPC. It has recently built on the success of the previous LUPC framework to keep it up to date and reflect member requirements.
The roster is divided into four lots made up of: commercial services, dispute resolution (including student matters), human resources, and a one-stop-shop. Valued at £18 million and including eight firms, the one-stop-shop is the highest value lot and the one that Mills & Reeve has been reappointed to. This appointment recognises Mills & Reeve’s wide range of expertise across many services. The agreement is for an initial three-year term, with the option to extend for an additional one year.
Martin Priestley, partner and joint head of the education sector, at Mills & Reeve, said of the reappointment: “This is great news for Mills & Reeve and an important win for our talented team. We’re really excited by the opportunities arising out of this appointment as we help our clients to emerge stronger from this period of global pandemic.”
Mills & Reeve is ranked in band one for Education: Institutions (Higher & Further Education) UK-wide in the latest edition of legal directory Chambers & Partners UK.