Hewitsons wins two lots with London Universities Purchasing Consortium


08-09-2017

Hewitsons has won a place on a buying framework that gives universities and other organisations access to carefully-selected suppliers of products and services.

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The London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) has named the law firm as one of its approved suppliers, following a rigorous evaluation process.

The LUPC is a non-profit professional buying organisation that saves its members money by allowing them to procure various goods and services collaboratively with one another.

The organisation has more than 70 members, including universities and colleges in and around the capital and national not-for-profit, public-sector and third-sector organisations from the arts, science and education sectors.

These members can now purchase Hewitsons’ dispute resolution and governance legal services through the LUPC’s online catalogue – the HE Contracts database (Lots 3 and 4, respectively) – or by requesting a quote from multiple suppliers via a tendering portal.

Last year, LUPC members spent £186 million through the consortium’s EU-compliant scheme, with this figure continuing to rise year on year.

Colin Jones, Managing Partner at Hewitsons, said: “Hewitsons is at the forefront of dispute resolution and governance law – both highly specialist practices – and continues to invest heavily in these areas.

“Our clients choose us for our expertise and our absolute client focus, which enable us to deliver top results. We are therefore delighted to have been awarded two lots on the LUPC framework, as this will allow us to deliver our services directly to an even wider client base.”

Jill Christiaens, Senior Contracts Manager at the LUPC, added: "Following the conclusion of a fiercely competitive process, we believe that we have appointed high calibre, expert firms and have provided a framework which will enable our national Member Institutions to benefit from savings in both costs and tendering time as well as meeting the legal services needs of our Members."

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