HEPA (Higher Education Procurement Academy) is a sector-led project delivering the enhancement of expertise and capacity in UK university procurement. It was established in response to the challenge set out in the 2011 Diamond Report, and is supported and delivered collaboratively by the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) and the Higher Education purchasing consortia.
HEPA activities include delivering face to face courses, e-learning, forums for networking, and an online repository of information encompassing best practice, benchmarking, templates, news, and more. Click for further details.
To access the HEPA sustainability documents, use the links below or click here. Some resources will need a user account to be able to access them. To register for a free account, please visit www.hepa.ac.uk/register and follow the instructions.
The Government Buying Standards (formerly the Buy Sustainable - Quick Wins) have been designed to make it easier for government buyers to buy sustainably.
Flexible Framework enables measurement against aspects of sustainable procurement. Scottish Government & Scotland Excel have developed a self-assessment tool to support the...
Article 5 of the EU Energy Service Directive applies to energy usage for all Higher Education institutions.
A link to find the full details of the EU single market, public procurement guidance.
The legislative package of public procurement Directives, approved in 2004 by the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers.