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19 April 2012

Supply of White Goods and Associated Electrical Appliances - Inman Electric

Inman's Electric Company have gone into administration and are unable to accept further orders.

1 April 2012

New National Contract for Digital Recording Media

PMD Magnetics have been awarded the contract for the above. Please follow the link under Contracts and Agreements for further details.

8 December 2011

External Print Services Framework

Please note that Stewarts of Edinburgh has gone into receivership as of immediate effect. As a result they are suspended from the External Printing Services Framework Agreement until the company's future has been clarified.

21 November 2011

Stationery, Paper and Computer Consumables

Office Depot have been appointed as the sole supplier of Stationery, Paper and Computer Consumables under a 'one stop shop' agreement. Please therefore procure all of these items from Office Depot.

18 August 2011

Framework Agreement for Photographic Equipment and Consumables

NWUPC recently awarded a Framework Agreement for the provision of photographic equipment and consumables. The successful contractors are: 

  • Keyphoto Ltd;
  • Calumet Photographic Ltd; and
  • Warehouse Express.

The Framework Agreement went live on 1 August 2011 and will last for an initial period of 3 years ending on 31 July 2014 with the option of one further annual extension. Full details can be found under Contracts and Agreements.

4 August 2011

Supply of External Print Services 

Please note that the supplier Pindar has ceased trading and will be removed from the list of suppliers on the Framework. Institutions that had pending orders have been contacted and advised to use the other suppliers on the framework.

21 July 2011

Important CuPID Information

During August 2011 the Central Universities Purchasing Information Database will be replaced by the new GeM Contracts Repository. GeM aims to provide you with a quicker, smarter and more intuitive way of finding out about suppliers and contracts.

The way you access the contracts will also change. In August when you go to the CuPID website you will be re-directed to which is the home of the new GeM Contracts Repository. Depending on your institution, you will be able to either log into the system using your institution network login details or by registering for a GeM account. Full step by step instructions will be provided on screen to take you through the process.

If you would like to find out more information about GeM including a full list of FAQs please visit the GeM website.

14 October 2010

Removal from Hire of 15 seat minibuses by Enterprise rent-a-car 

Claiming increased legislation relating to who can legally drive these types of vehicles, Enterprise rent-a-car have made the commercial decision to phase out supply of these vehicles. Hire of these vehicles will be phased out over the coming months.

These vehicles continue to be available from other providers.

For further information, please contact Brian Dearden (0131 442 8966)

16 September 2010

Extension period agreed for electrical white goods agreement

The North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)-led Framework Agreement for Electrical White Goods has been extended until 31 August 2011.The three suppliers on the agreement are Rexel, Inmans Electrical, and Peel Mount Contract Furnishings. Full details of the agreement can be found on CuPID .

NWUPC contact: Jane Hargreaves (0161 234 8005) and APUC contact: Matt Prowd (0131 442 8948).

2 September 2010

Office Depot paper price increases

The National Working Party for Computer and Stationery Supplies (NWPCSS) has agreed to a request by Office Depot to increase their paper pricing in response to external market factors including:

  • Demand > supply;
  • Lack of recycled pulp;
  • Mill profitability; and
  • Chile’s earthquake.

Revised pricing will come in to effect from 1 September 2010 and will be updated on CuPID. Further information, such as manufacturer evidence letters, will be available via the NWPCSS website.

APUC contact: Emma Nicholson (0131 442 8964).

Cleaning materials and paper products price changes

Instock, the first ranked supplier on the APUC Framework for Supply of Cleaning Materials and Paper Products (ref BA-JAN003) has revised some of its non-core product pricing. The new pricing is now available on CuPID and is effective form 1 September 2010. Core product pricing remains unchanged.

APUC contact: Emma Nicholson (0131 442 8964).

1 September 2010

APUC's Annual Report for 2009/10 has been published.

APUC Annual Report 2009/10

1 October 2009

Office Depot have changed their telephone number for the Edinburgh Customer Services Department to 0844 391 3937.

5 May 2009

Revised Rates for Arnold Clark and Enterprise, please see attached for further information.

Short Term Vehicle Hire

1 April 2009

Temporary Staff - HMRC Changes to Vat Application

The HMRC application of VAT alters from today in that VAT must be applied to the full cost of the temporary staff members not just the commission as previously.

Whilst this change does not affect the pricing schedules on CUPID as they are ex VAT, there have been a couple of other changes which will affect the cost, therefore new schedules have been uploaded.

These changes are:

  • In line with legislation, Working Time Regulation (in other words, holiday pay) has increased to 12.07%
  • To offset against some of the increases Blue Arrow has reduced its NI charge to 10%.  

12 January 2009

Framework Award Announcement for Laboratory Consumables

Please see attached pdf file for information.

Laboratory Consumables

6 January 2009

Framework Award Accouncement - Temporary Staff

The APUC Temporary Staff Framework Agreement has been awarded to Blue Arrow and Pertemps on a geographically lotted basis. Please see attached for further details.

Temporary Staff

10 December 2008

Commodity Action Report for the Small Laboratory Equipment Framework Agreement

Please see attached for information.

Small Laboratory Equipment Agreement

2 December 2008

Framework Award Accouncement - Recruitment Advertising

The APUC Recruitment Advertising Framework Agreement has been awarded to Euro RSCG Riley Ltd. Please see attached Commodity Action Report for further information.

Recruitment Advertising

28 November 2008

BOC Price Increase Application for Liquid Nitrogen

Please see attached notice for information.

BOC Liquid Nitrogen Price Increase

4 November 2008

Car and Van Rental (Short Term Hire) Contract - Minibus Hire

With regards to the supply of minibuses, if the driver does not have a category D1 on their licence and they require to hire a minibus, Arnold Clark can supply a 15 seat short wheelbase Minibus (Arnold Clark Vehicle Group I5SW) - this vehicle does not exceed 3.5 tonnes. Under legislation this size of minibus can be driven in conjunction with a Section 19 Permit.

21 August 2008

Office Depot Paper Price Increases from 1 September 2008

Please see attached for information.

Office Depot Paper Price Increases

19 August 2008

Electronic Components Commodity Action Report

Please see attached Commodity Action Report for Laboratories - Electronic Components.

Electronic Components Report

14 March 2008

Water Coolers Framework Agreement

The Framework Agreement for Water Coolers has been awarded to Eden Springs (UK) Ltd as from 13 March 2008. Please see details under Contracts and Agreements.

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