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North West Universities Purchasing Consortia (NWUPC)

NWUPC - North West Universities Purchasing Logo GeM is the central point for North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium members to access information, get quotes and buy direct from the consortia's contracted suppliers.

GeM allows you to maximise the value gained from your consortium membership within a central, controlled and EU compliant environment. Universities and Colleges are able to add their own local agreements and suppliers and mask any national suppliers they do not wish to trade with. The system is free to use and is provided by a joint venture between The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), The Joint Infromation Services Council (JISC) and the North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC).

Find Supplier Information - Search Suppliers

Find supplier contact information, buyers guides, price lists and all relevant information needed to trade with suppliers on the NWUPC frameworks. You do not normally even need to log in to access this information. 

Get Quotes - Log in to get quote

Quickly get quotes from all the suppliers on the framework agreements using GeM's simple 4 step wizard. You can add detailed descriptions, attach documents and manage responses to suppliers within an EU Compliant environment. GeM is supported by a dedicated supplier adoption team that chase suppliers to make sure that you get timely responses. You must log in to the system to use the Request for Quote.

Buy direct - Log in to buy

Buy direct from suppliers on the NWUPC agreements and get the discounted prices collaboratively negotiated on your behalf. Using a purchase card you buy directly from suppliers over a range of commodities on a Cloudbuy powered marketplace. You must log in to be able to make purchases on the system.

Who is already using GeM ?

The following NWUPC members are already making savings by either using the Request For Quote or the online marketplace

  1. Bangor University
  2. Edge Hill University
  3. Glyndwr University
  4. Lancaster University
  5. University of Central Lancashire
  6. University of Chester
  7. University of Cumbria
  8. University of Liverpool
  9. University of Manchester
  10. University of Ulster
  11. University of Worcester