Delta awarded North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium contract


We are pleased to announce that Delta eSourcing has been awarded a contract with North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC), which set out to source a more collaborative eTendering portal. The award was made on 10 May 2017 for an initial two-year period with the option to extend for a further 1+1 years.

Seven institutions are already signed up to using the collaborative portal, with the agreement being open to all NEUPC members. NEUPC stated that their research highlighted that adopting the Delta eSourcing system will deliver each member a cash saving of between £1,000 and £6,500 per annum when compared with each users current system, with further savings available through collaborative training and development. NEUPC also added:

“The cost is very competitive and has the potential to be further reduced should more members join.”


Delta Delivers

The system itself includes the following modules as standard through this agreement: Cobranded Buyer Portal, Workspace/Project Manager, Supplier Manager (including supplier engagement), Tender Manager, QuickCall and Contract Manager. An individual system will be provided for each participating institution (providing full segregation of individual institution data) that will feed into a cobranded portal containing details of participating institutions and any available tenders, ultimately allowing for further collaboration. This portal will also act as a point of registration for one supply base. Delta’s extensive experience in collaborative procurement enables an easy and flexible pathway to collaborating successfully through the branded portal.

Members currently signed up to use the NEUPC eTendering portal are:

  • University of Bradford
  • University of Derby
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • Teesside University
  • York St John University


Scott Smith, Commercial Director, BiP Solutions Ltd said:

“We are thrilled to welcome NEUPC and its members to the Delta e-Sourcing family. NEUPC puts into practice the building blocks of the Delta service design: transparency, value for money, open competition and collaboration. We look forward to supporting NEUPC in their engagement with quality suppliers throughout the North East of England and the wider global marketplace.”


COUP 2017 (Conference on University Purchasing) – Delta were delighted to attend the recent COUP 2017 event between the 5th-7th of September.  To find out more about Delta eSourcing or the NEUPC agreement, then contact us or request a free demo today.

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