The University Procurement Hub (UPH) provides a platform that revolutionises how universities across Australia can source goods and services to meet their unique requirements — delivering direct savings to support the continuing excellence that’s the trademark of Australian higher education.

The UPH is an innovative way of delivering core procurement services by aggregating purchasing power across participating universities.

Critically, more aggregated spend drives higher savings for all participating universities, which benefit from improved process efficiency, spend visibility, effective spend analysis from richer data and marketing intelligence to drive continuous improvement.

UPH consists of 14 universities which have come together via a Heads of Agreement signed by all participating universities. The Heads of Agreement defines codes of conducts and business principles which are used by UPH to carry out its operations in accordance with an agreed governance structure with representation from all universities.

UPH Mission Statement 

To operate a flexible procurement hub that delivers enduring value for participating universities by:

  • Aggregating spend to provide source to contract costs savings
  • Supporting end to end process efficiencies
  • Uplifting organisational procurement capability

UPH Objectives

To achieve these objectives detailed processes and roles and responsibilities have been developed in consultation with participating universities. 

 
 

UPH Participating Universities
 

1.      Australian Catholic University – NSW8.    Monash University – VIC
2.      Charles Sturt University – NSW9.    Murdoch University – WA
3.      Curtin University – WA10.  Southern Cross University – NSW
4.      Edith Cowan University – WA11.  The University of Adelaide – SA
5.      Flinders University – SA12.  The University of New South Wales – NSW
6.      James Cook University – QLD13.  The University of Sydney – NSW
7.      Macquarie University – NSW14.  University of South Australia – SA
 

Categories

The UPH is responsible for the source-to-contract processes for specific categories of spend only. All other categories are the responsibility of each individual university.

UPH currently has preferred supplier arrangements for the following categories:

  • Office supplies
  • Computer hardware and services
  • AV hardware and services
  • Telecommunications
  • Accommodation (domestic and international)
  • Airlines
  • Multi-functional devices
  • Couriers
  • Lab gases
  • Print production
  • Cleaning
  • Security

In 2021 UPH is likely to focus on the following categories:

  • Lab gases
  • Accommodation

For suppliers

If you are a current supplier to one or more UPH universities, you will be contacted if UPH undertakes a sourcing process for that category.

If your company provides goods or services that fit into the above categories and you wish to be considered during future competitive sourcing processes, please contact uph@accenture.com. Your details will be kept on file and you will be contacted if UPH decides to re-source those categories.

If your company provides goods or services that do not fit into the above categories, then your company does not fall within the scope of the UPH. Please contact universities directly.

 

For more information please contact uph@accenture.com

Accenture Academy

Is a cloud based, comprehensive learning service available to UPH Participating Universities that supports people development utilising a competency based approach.

 

Contact Us

If you’re interested in participating, or have any questions, please send them to aupn@ecu.edu.au or uph.eb@sydney.edu.au.