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Your Workspace wins place on NEUPC contract

British manufacturer, Your Workspace, has secured a place on the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) Contract, as a formal specialist and technical furniture supplier in Lot 3.

NEUPC is one of eight UK Higher Education purchasing consortia (UKUPC) established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements, designed to maximise third party expenditure within the higher education sector.

Utilising a partnership approach, NEUPC provides collaborative procurement expertise, guidance and agreements that are aligned to, and actively support members’ needs, values and objectives. As a non-profit making operation its sole motivation is to maximise institutions resources and that of the wider public sector.

The contract will include universities from other consortia regions including those within the NEUPC, SUPC, LUPC and HEPCW consortia.

With decades of experience working across a multitude of industries; Your Workspace has helped businesses and higher education establishments around the globe transition to a flexible way of working and learning through its innovative furniture designs and smart storage solutions.

This latest contract will allow Your Workspace to offer its award-winning smart storage solution, Simplicity, to over 400 universities nationwide. Simplicity is Your Workspace’s flagship product. The software located within each locker door (a technology powered by smart software provider Vecos) is what makes the lockers ‘smart’. Vecos’ company legacy started in the educational sector and initially developed its SaaS offering specifically for university and college settings.

The company will also be offering the consortia its smart pick-up solution, YPUP, that will help to streamline and automate the parcel delivery and collection process throughout campuses and within halls of residence.

Your Workspace has assigned a dedicated team to the contract, which will be headed up by Wynn Morris, an expert in the furniture and manufacturing industry who has over 30 years’ experience of working within the public sector and on major framework contracts.

Wynn Morris, Head of Public Sector, Your Workspace, said: “This is the first time we have been awarded a place on the NEUPC framework which is a great achievement for the company. We already specialise in the Public Sector and have previously installed our smart locker products into many universities throughout the UK, including the University of Glasgow, the University of Huddersfield, and the University of Southampton. We are therefore very confident we will be a great asset to this contract and look forward to building strong partnerships with the consortia members.”

Your Workspace has seen excellent growth over the past few years despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. Having benefitted from orders of nearly £15 million in 2021, it is now targeting £20 million for 2022, in which it hopes that this new public sector contract would play a part.

Adrian Cowley, Managing Director, Your Workspace said: “As a result of the pandemic, we have seen a dramatic shift in the marketplace, with smart technologies rising exponentially in recent years, especially in the Public Sector. As matter experts in our field, we are delighted to be able to offer our award-winning smart storage solutions to the universities who fall within the NEUPC and are looking forward to the next four years on the framework.”

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