Vistech Awarded first place on North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Framework

Our outstanding approach to customer care and experience working with clients across a number of sectors nationally including education, has resulted in Vistech being awarded first place on the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Framework.

The North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) is one of six UK higher education purchasing consortia established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements designed to maximise third party expenditure within the higher education sector.

Vistech were awarded first place on the Security Services framework following technical evaluation, and means members of the NEUPC framework can work directly with Vistech Services without needing to procure services through a formal tender process. This will save members time and provide peace of mind they are working with a reputable security company throughout the four-year framework period. Tenders were received from security organisations across the UK, and it was Vistech’s quality of service which was the deciding factor in awarding them top spot following technical evaluation. The framework covers a wide range of security services including static guarding, mobile patrols, key holding, alarm response, event security, and CCTV management.

Utilising a partnering approach NEUPC provides collaborative procurement expertise, guidance and agreements that are aligned to, and actively support members’ needs, values and objectives.
NEUPC enhances its offering to member institutions, which include prestigious colleges and universities across the UK, by also providing account management services – utilising dedicated professional procurement resources to assist its members in maximising their uptake of appropriate collaborative framework agreements.
NEUPC is a genuine client focused, shared service with the aim of delivering maximum value from the purchase of goods and services. With institution income reducing and costs rising, NEUPC have an ever increasingly important role to play. Indeed, the past year has seen the most dramatic of changes both in the wider public funded sector and in higher education in particular.