@UK guarantees cost savings for UK universities
Online order processing firm @uk @uk rallied Monday after it launched a money-saving e-procurement package with Barclaycard Commercial for the higher education sector.
The new package offers a combination of integrated technologies which include a spend analysis, green analysis, eMarketplace and a securely-embedded Government Procurement Card, designed to provide participating universities savings in the current year.
The joint campaign follows recent news that the Higher Education Funding Council for England has earmarked up to £6m for an e-procurement fund.
"Other government sectors are seeking to achieve in year savings after the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review, and we believe that we have a unique solution that both maximises savings whilst exceeding green objectives," said chairman oRonald Duncan.
"We expect that other government sectors will follow in seeking to maximise their savings whilst achieving their environmental targets using our Universities world class technology."