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Approved Framework Suppier

We are an Approved Framework Supplier

University purchasing consortia work collaboratively in conjunction with framework agreements to offer their members access to the highest quality products, goods and services at the most competitive prices. This saves procurement professionals time and resources, and access to professional support from fellow members. These bodies include NWUPC (North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium), LUPC (London Universities Purchasing Consortium) and SUPC (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium).

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Rapid is an approved supplier within the National Universities Working Party on Electronic Components (NUWPEC). This covers all four Lots in the current framework agreement, which runs until 2023:

Lot 1: Electronic Components & Service Aids

Lot 2: Tools & Fixings

Lot 3: Test & Measurement Equipment

Lot 4: Batteries


The Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) manages a number of national framework agreements, including the Inter Regional Laboratory Agreement (IRLA) for Laboratory Consumables and Chemicals. We are an approved supplier within this agreement for the following Lots:

Lot 6: Glass Consumables

See below for the purchasing consortia for which Rapid is listed as a supplier:

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium

Crescent Purchasing Consortium

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium

London Universities Purchasing Consortium

The University Caterers Organisation